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:
- Show & Glow Paddock, Aug. 5, 2018, a casual car show. Register your vehicle: https://www.milwaukeeconcours.com/product/show-glow-lake-paddock-registration/
- Style & Speed Social, a casual evening of camaraderie, food and beverage, a silent auction, Aug. 4, 2018, at the Milwaukee Club. Buy tickets: https://www.milwaukeeconcours.com/style-speed-social/
- The Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance, Aug. 5, 2018, a collection of stunning vehicles selected by the Concours Committee to compete for prestige awards. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy tickets at the gate. Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Buy tickets: https://www.milwaukeeconcours.com/product/event-tickets/
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.