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Concours d’Elegance of Texas Revs up for 2018

Texas’ Premier Vintage Motoring and Luxury Lifestyle Event Adds New Events
April 20-22, 2018 in the Arlington Entertainment District

ARLINGTON, TEXAS (February 20, 2018) – Organizers for the 7th Annual Concours d'Elegance of Texas, one of the state’s largest vintage motoring and luxury lifestyle events, is revving up for an outstanding 2018 program, April 20-22, in Arlington’s Entertainment District. During the special three-day weekend celebration, participants can from flying down a private track in a 2018 Ferrari, participating in a classic car auction with approximately 100 classic cars totally more than $10 million, or appreciating some of the most desired pieces of art on four wheels. Since 2011 the Concours d’Elegance has raised $2 million for charity.

“The 2017 Concours inaugural event in our city was unbelievable!” said Mayor Jeff Williams, City of Arlington. “My family and I walked into the Richard Greene Linear Park that Sunday morning and were completely blown away by the beauty of the vehicles on display. The setting was perfect. With the continued growth of the Entertainment District, this Concours only adds reason for visitors to come to Arlington.”

“Concours d’Elegance” means ‘contest of elegance’ dating back to the 17th Century when the French aristocracy would meet in the parks of Paris during summer weekends and parade in their horse-drawn carriages, each decorated more elegantly than the next. Over time carriages became horseless and the gatherings became competitions among automobile owners. Today most Concours organizations are non-profits dedicated to raising proceeds for their chosen charities and continuing the concept of recognizing automobiles of distinction, beauty, and history.

“Our Concours d’Elegance of Texas is one of the top-tier exhibitions in the country, said Mike Ames, Concours d’Elegance of Texas Chairman. “With the support of the Arlington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the City of Arlington, and our community partners, we look forward to an even larger exhibition of vehicles as well as the introduction of some new and exciting events at this year’s celebration.”

“Concours d’Elegance” events throughout the power-packed weekend include:

Friday, April 20:

  • Concours Tour and Track DaySix Flags Over Texas, Cresson, Texas and more!

Departing from Six Flags Over Texas, this police-escorted tour takes in the sites, history and beauty of North Texas including an afternoon at the first-of-its-kind MotorSport Ranch in Cresson, a “country club for sporting cars” with a private museum of Hollywood and television cars never seen off the silver screen and a rare collection of early fiberglass cars.

Attendees can also choose to take their own classic car around the track or take a few laps in an exotic car including a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche 911, Audi R8, or a Nissan GTR. Additional activities are also available including a trip to the Fort Worth this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Price: $50.

Additional options offered for this special day include:

COT Track Experience, Price: $100.

Drive Exotic Program, Price: $150.

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens: $35.

  • The Texas Classic Auction Preview & Cocktail ReceptionArlington Convention Center

Enjoy cocktails and light fare as the Concours d’Elegance of Texas kicks off with an exclusive preview of the great motorcars lined up for Saturday’s Texas Classic Auction presented by Worldwide Auctioneers. Advance bidder registration available via WorldwideAuctioneers.com or 800-990-6789.

Saturday, April 21:

  • The Texas Classic Auction presented by Worldwide AuctioneersArlington Convention Center

An exclusive offering of world-class motorcars will cross the auction block at Worldwide’s 17th Annual The Texas Classic Auction.  Advance bidder registration available via WorldwideAuctioneers.com or 800-990-6789. Price: $75.

  • Rangers Round-Up VIP Charity EventGlobe Life Park

Join us for an exciting night of baseball with the Texas Rangers with two options!

VIP Charity Auction and Dinner:

Spend the evening in exclusive Hyundai Club at the ballpark overlooking

the game while you enjoy an exceptional meal, unlimited beer and wine, while bidding on silent and live auction items. Enter through a VIP entrance to the ballpark and watch close up as both bull-pens warm up. Price: $150.

Family Fun Night at the Ballpark:

Bring your family and friends for our “Family Fun Night” with a special block of seating on Home-Run porch that includes an unlimited buffet.

$14 from every ticket sold directly supports our charities. Price: $52.

Sunday, April 22:

  • 7th Annual Concours d’Elegance of TexasRichard Greene Linear Park

Open to the public, this event for the whole family features a world-class collection of 100s of specially-selected vintage motorcars in a lakeside setting overlooking the Caelum Moor Sculptures complete with vendors, food trucks and more. Price: $25.

To purchase tickets, visit: www.cot.ticketleap.com. For more information about the Concours d’Elegance of Texas 2018, visit: ConcoursofTexas.org or call 817-695-5284.

About Concours d’Elegance of Texas | ConcoursofTexas.org:

At the Concours d’Elegance of Texas, the mission is to showcase the finest examples of automotive art and engineering in an elegant setting and the entire weekend supports our wonderful charitable organizations. It’s a weekend experience dedicated to striking and unusual vehicles, fine dining, and renewing old friendships - all served up with old-fashioned Texas hospitality. The Concours d'Elegance of Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is proud to support Arlington’s River Legacy Foundation, Edward Pierce Center for Autism, and Next Gen Education Program as its primary charities.