For those who appreciate the storied history of the automobile industry, there’s nothing quite like the beauty of a classic car. Be it old Ferraris from the early 70s or the classic appeal of a raw powered American muscle car, they’re a marvel to behold for car lovers young and old alike. We here at TFX International, the experts in car transport across Canada, are proud sponsors of 2018’s Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This competition and display of classic cars has taken place five years running on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay. It’s a celebration of classic cars and trucks from every corner of history. Whether you’re in it for the competition, to show off or just to take in all the gorgeous sights, the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the hot ticket for any car lover with a keen eye for the classics.
A History Lesson
The Concours d’Elegance is a term dating back to seventeenth-century French society. It’s an event that began as a simple parade of horse-drawn carriages through the parks of France. Throughout the years, it’s since been adapted as a competition and display of classic cars from across the globe. For the last six years, the Cobble Beach Golf Resort community has hosted its own version of the event on the 18th fairway of its bayside course.
What is the Concours d’Elegance today?
Even the most avid car aficionado may not have heard of an event like the Concours d’Elegance. For those of you that haven’t, let’s break it down.
A Concours d’Elegance is not like most other car shows. In fact, it’s not like any other car show at all! Not just anyone can show up and register their name for a day of sunshine and car gazing. The Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance is catered for the most part to people who own cars that they wish to display. It exclusively features cars from before 1974 (except those competing in the exotic/supercar or race classes) that are in exquisite condition. Some of these cars are often in better shape than originals just coming off the production line.
The event lasts for two days over the course of a weekend, allowing time for judges to make their decisions and for participants to walk about the grounds and take in all the beautiful sights. Once you’ve had your fill of the Councours, Cobble Beach also boasts an acclaimed golf course, relaxing spas and delicious fare at local restaurants sure to be the cherry on top of an elegant classic car celebration. Truly a one of a kind experience! This year’s Concours D’Elegance runs on September 15-16th, 2018.
Supporting The Sunnybrook Foundation
Though there is no cost to enter a vehicle for display, charitable donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation are graciously accepted. This year, proceeds will help build Sunnybrook’s Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre.