Concours d’Elegance: 40-Car Motor Tour Passing Through South Milwaukee on Saturday, August 4

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Car lovers take note: The Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance motor tour is coming through South Milwaukee on Saturday morning, August 4.

From their website

This year’s motor tour will take us to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wingspread in Wind Point (Racine) and then to Racine Country Club for a prepaid repast.

We will leave from Veterans Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, driving south over the breathtaking Hoan Bridge, through wooded Grant Park, before finally reaching Wingspread for guided tours.

There could be as many as 40 show cars passing through the city in a procession on their way to Wind Point.  The first car should enter South Milwaukee around 9:20 a.m., heading south on Lake Drive past College Avenue, turning east into Grant Park at Park Avenue. The cars will then follow the main park road south, continuing west on Oak Creek Parkway to Highway 32, which they will follow south out of town.

They will have a police escort, funded with a donation from the organization.

So, what is Concours d’Elegance? Also from their website

Since inception, the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance has raised more than $200,000 for charity to improve the lives of children and families in the greater Milwaukee area. The Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance weekend includes three unique events:

The Show & Glow Paddock celebrates all things motorized. Anyone can register their vehicle, regardless of make or age. The only requirement is a minimum contribution for our charities. There is no formal judging, but there will be a People’s Choice, Judge’s Choice and Sponsor’s Award presented. This casual event is equally fun for those who show their vehicle as well as spectators. Attend and vote for the People’s Choice award winner.

The Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance features vehicles selected by the Concours Committee to compete in special classes. Rare classics — both original and restored — will command attention.

The Show & Glow Paddock and the Concours d’ Elegance will be at Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Enter via Lagoon Drive off of Lake Drive. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to the public.

Welcome, drivers!

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2 responses to “Concours d’Elegance: 40-Car Motor Tour Passing Through South Milwaukee on Saturday, August 4

  1. Cory

    I can’t picture the owners of these fancy and expensive cars being too happy with driving through the off road like conditions of grant parks crappy roads. I have an z71 Silverado and there are rough areas in that. Will be cool to try seeing the cars before I make it to the show on Sunday. Thanks for sharing

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