Concours of America’s new membership club includes discounted 3-day ticket package

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Matt Tierney

As Father’s Day approaches, the 42nd annual Concours d’Elegance of America is offering a great gift idea for your car-loving dad: a new-for-2021 Concours Club Membership, which includes tickets to the July 23–25 weekend of events at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.

Membership packages, which start at $475 for individuals, offer up to 40 percent savings and include tickets to the Motoring Tour, Cars Under the Stars, seminars, and VIP admission to the concours.

The Motoring Tour, which includes admission to the Ypsilanti Automotive Museum and lunch at the historic Sidetracks Bar and Grill, is Friday, July 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Later in the day, from 6:30 to 11 p.m., is Cars Under the Stars, a strolling dinner with drinks, jazz, and a stunning display of more than 30 vehicles that celebrates 100 years of the automobile (presented by the CCCA and the DAC Car Club). On Saturday, July 24, “Seminars, Lunch, and Libations” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The banner event, the concours itself, runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 25, but VIP ticketholders are allowed to enter the event at 9 a.m.

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Matt Tierney

Only able to attend the concours? Take advantage of the 2021 Father’s Day Special, which includes parking, four general admission tickets, and four commemorative posters—a $240 value—for only $100.

A number of events are free to the public on Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24. Friday’s activities include the Hagerty Ride and Drive from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., an automotive art exhibition from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and the Battle of the Brands sports car show from 6:00 to 8:00. On Saturday, you can enjoy Cars and Coffee from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Hagerty Ride and Drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and automotive art from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. And then there’s the whacky Concours d’LeMons, which celebrates “the odd, mundane, and truly awful of the automotive world,” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Sunday’s concours will showcase more than 250 significant classic and historically relevant vehicles, ranging from Gas Light–era vehicle to modern collectibles to supercars. Among the many classes are Special Feature: The Ferrari Monza; Detroit Collections: The Stahl Collection, Larry Smith Collection, and Ken Lingenfelter Collection; Featured Body Design: The Wedge; Racing through the ages: Drag Cars; and Radwood Class 1980–90, Built not Bought, Super Cars, and Hyper Cars. You can find the complete list of classes here.

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