Cincinnati's 43rd-Annual Concours d'Elegance Canceled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The world-class car exhibition which takes over Ault Park has cancelled this summer's event and has announced its 2021 date

click to enlarge Concours d'Elegance - Photo: Holden Mathis
Photo: Holden Mathis
Concours d'Elegance

The Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance is a nationally recognized event that celebrates automotive excellence highlighting exquisite cars and motorcycles. Vehicles are displayed in the formal gardens of historic Ault Park, with a classic pavilion overlooking the show field, and includes an automotive art show and brunch.

The committee behind the annual event announced that it has decided to cancel this summer's exposition, scheduled for June 14, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Our concours is all about community, connection and philanthropy. For over forty years we’ve put our beliefs into action, so cancelling this year’s show was an extremely difficult decision," said Lindsay Selders, executive director of the Cincinnati Concours Foundation, in a press release.

Additional events that take place throughout the weekend including the Countryside Tour, Hangar Party and the Friday Party may be rescheduled for later in the year. The press release explains that details will be announced soon. 

Last year's Concours d’Elegance featured a focus on Mid-Century Modern American Style, an iconic era in American automotive design. 

Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Juvenile Arthritis program of the Arthritis Foundation.

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