Detroit Concours d’Elegance
September 23: Detroit Institute of Arts
Admission fee: $45 for adults, free for children 15 and under.
The Detroit competition, now under the control of classic car insurance company and automotive entertainment brand Haggerty, will return to its urban setting adjacent to Motor City’s famous Woodward Avenue. 150 vehicles will compete in 18 themed classes such as ’57 Haven, Mopar Magic and Radwood Detroit. The competition, which remains true to its Detroit roots, will see former General Motors design chief Ed Welburn return as president of the jury. detroitconcours.com
Oudrain Newport Concours d’Elegance
October 1st: Breakers Mansion, Newport, Rhode Island
Admission fee: $175 for adults, free for children 12 and under.
Breakers, the Gilded Age mansion of the Vanderbilt family, provides a historical backdrop for the events of young Audrain. Notable categories include his three of his 30 under 30 classes for young owners showcasing cars from 1950 to his 1999, and a class dedicated to Chrysler’s forward-looking era. It is included. Oudrain Concours.com
AACA National Fall Conference
October 3-6: Hershey Park (adjacent parking lot), Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Admission fee: free
The Antique Automobile Club of America’s fall convention will almost certainly have something to please every enthusiast. His finale of the season, beloved by collectors and restorers since 1955. It’s a mind-boggling swap meet with side attractions such as a car enclosure with mostly post-war vehicles for sale. On the final day, there’s a show for everyone, from brass age models to contemporary classics. hershey.aaca.com/eastern-division-fall-meet/
Chattanooga Motor Car Festival
October 15th: Westin Chattanooga
Admission fee: $65 for adults, free for children 12 and under.
The 4th Annual Chattanooga Contest Weekend takes over the off-limits streets of the city’s West Village section, where Ferrari GTs, Roaring ’20s Class Stutz and Mercer cars, and Porsche Air Force Base-era vehicles are on display. Ahead of the competition, road and competition cars will prove their worth on the Pace Grand Prix course. chattanoogamotorcar.com