Join us for the sixth annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d'Elegance. The show field will overflow with one-of-a-kind historic cars, boats and motorcycles. The show will also feature retail and food vendors, live music, a kid zone, presentations and live entertainment.
Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9am – 4pm. Excelsior Commons, along the shores of Lake Minnetonka
Free parking and shuttle from Excelsior Elementary School and Minnetonka High School from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Proceeds Benefit Bridging
Pre-sale tickets available ONLINE ONLY for $20 through JULY 1.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate, day of show
$25 per adult, Kids 12 and under, as well as active military with ID are free. There is no rain date.
No pets allowed.
Please contact Abby with questions at 952.278.3125
James T. W. Wheary, the great-grandson of Charles W. Nash will be giving a presentation on the morning of Saturday, July 21 starting at 9 a.m. Wheary is an automotive historian and lecturer and will be presenting “Charles W. Nash, The Greatest Rags to Riches Story in American History.” His presentation will include rare photos and vivid detail of his great-grandfather’s meteoric rise from indentured farmhand to President of General Motors and founder of the Nash Motor Car Company. He will also discuss legends like Will Durant, David Dunbar Buick, Walter Chrysler and Henry Ford. This event is open to the public and tickets are $10 per person. If you would like to attend, please contact Abby at 952-278-3125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auto authority F. Edward Lucas II will be the emcee and master of ceremonies for the 2018 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance. He is the voice of some of the most prestigious Concours events in the United States including Amelia Island. Lucas will emcee the awards beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Nominate your car, boat or motorcycle now through June 15, 2018 for FREE!
Previously accepted cars, boats and motorcycles from 2013 thru 2016 are invited to send a 2018 nomination. 2017 participants are invited to nominate again with a different vehicle than 2017, or nominate again in 2019. There is no rain date.
All applications are due by June 15, 2018. No exceptions will be made.
The top three participants who choose to wear period clothing reflecting the era of their car, boat or motorcycle will win a prize.
Weekend activities include Friday evening Cocktail Reception, Saturday morning breakfast with guest speaker James Wheary, Saturday afternoon Brewery tour and Saturday evening Dinner and Newsies at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre.
The host hotel of the event is the Sheraton Minneapolis West, located in Minnetonka. Participants can book rooms using the group name, 10,000 Lakes Concours, by June 25, 2018 to receive a discounted rate.
Cars, boats and motorcycles are judged according to French rules. A team of judges will review each entry for style, elegance and beauty.Grace and success of the design carry more weight than physical condition and authenticity; however these factors may be used as a tiebreaker. Judges decide which entries are the "best" and "outstanding" in each class based on the above criteria.
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BRIDGING was founded on one simple, yet powerful idea - that together we can create a bridge between those in need and those with excess. Bridging serves the greater Twin Cities area, with locations in Bloomington and Roseville, and has furnished more than 90,000 homes since 1987. Through the effective reuse of donated items, BRIDGING improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.
Through the generous support of business partners, foundations and individual donors and volunteers, each year Bridging is able to furnish more than 4,400 households in our community with hope.
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