It was a cool and sometimes rainy weekend here in the Detroit area this past weekend, but that actually made for a better viewing experience at the 2013 Concours d’Elegance of America than in the recent past. Sure, a little bit more sun would have been nice, but it was a lot easier to appreciate the 374 cars on display without the threat of heatstroke. And believe me, there was a lot of appreciating going on.
The crowd was estimated at 10,000 people for the Concours itself, and RM also had a successful vintage auction the night before, and both provided an opportunity to eyeball cars that most of us won’t see “live” anyplace else. Which brings us the following gallery that will provide a taste of what you may have missed at this year’s event, and, perhaps, whet your appetite for next year.
Just keep in mind that the Concours includes a much wider range of vehicles than shown here—where I just picked a dozen of my personal favorites.
(Note: All identifications come from the vehicles’ “official” name plaques.)