**This post covers day 1 of the Concours. The Sunday festivities and canyon cruise will be covered shortly.**We’ve been to a LOT of car shows here at the Daily Derbi. You name it, and we’ve attended it. We’ve never attended a classier car show, though, than the Concours d’Elegance.
The Concours d’Elegance is one of the oldest car shows in history. It started back in the 17th century France with horses and carriages, and evolved until there are concourses all over the world.
Utah is lucky enough to have one, hosted at Thanksgiving Point in late September each year, which spans over a Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, the elegant automobiles are displayed, judged, and awarded prizes. Sunday, the cars go on a cruise up to Sundance. Checking out awesome and rare cars sitting on a lawn is one thing, but hearing them rev up the canyon is quite another.
Now, when I hear ‘car show’, I picture the experience of every car show I’ve ever attended: Lots of beer, swearing, tattoos, and leather. The Concours by that definition simply doesn’t belong.
Hosted in the classy Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the cars were laid out among meticulously kept flowers, an amphitheater with live talent, and slow-paced, but quite knowledgeable, admirers. There were no tricked out Evos or Civics; rather, $1.2M pricetags were not a rarity among these automobiles.
Now, for the reason you’re reading this post… The cars! (Full disclosure, I slant towards modern exotics, but there were plenty of other gorgeous cars.)
So yeah, there were also a bunch of old Porsche, Triumph, Shelby, and more. Obviously, the Ferrari section is where I spent my time.
We highly recommend attending the show next year!