Concours d’Elegance of America returns to The Inn at St. John’s, July 27-29th

Emcee Diane Flis-Schneider makes announcements pertaining to the Concours d'Elegance to be held at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan July 27-29. In front of her is a classic 1969 Triumph Motorcycle owned by Randy Haywood. Photo by Lars Hjelmroth, Rolco Sports & Entertainment Network

DETROIT — The 40th Concours d’Elegance of America had their preview at the College for Creative Studies to kick-off this years event, July 27-29th.

The Concours d’Elegance of America announced that long-time supporters of the event, Sam and Emily Mann, as 2018 Collectors of the Year.  The Mann’s will have five vehicles from their astounding collection on the show field for Sunday’s final viewing, including a 1935 Duesenberg.

To support the announcement, nine iconic vehicles were on display and the official poster designers were announced. Executive Director Diane Flis-Schneider announced  the finalists, including Javier Guerra, Andrew Gombac and the winning designer, David Pichia of Rochester Hills.

Chairman of the Board, Larry Moss invited the artists to be honorary judges for the show.

Also in attendance was Keith Crain and he had his 1939 Bugatti displayed and motor-muscle performance auto builder, Ken Lingenfelter.

Flis-Schneider said, “We will have three pillars of support for the vehicles….. art, fashion and automobiles.  We are featuring diversity and inclusion this year. There really is something for everybody.”

The Board of Directors announced Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors, as their 2018 Enthusiast of the Year.

Fashion designers Janna Coumoundouras and Mathew Richmond had spectacular auto inspired creations on display.

This year the Porsche is the featured auto.

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