Misselwood Concours d’Elegance: About
While the awards reflect the true uniqueness of the participating vehicles, we are especially pleased that funds raised by tickets sales of the Misselwood Concours d'Elegance are dedicated directly towards student scholarships, providing current and future students the opportunity to start or successfully finish their educational dreams at Endicott College. Linking classic cars and motorcycles with supporting young adults in their pursuit of a college degree makes the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance truly distinctive. If you are interested in helping us to support this great cause, please contact us for more information.
About the Show
In 2010, the re-launch of a Concours d’Elegance show on Boston’s historic North Shore area was welcomed with great enthusiasm and excitement. Since then, thousands of people have roamed the Misselwood Estate to explore the magnificent display of antique cars and motorcycles, each significant in their own field. While concours owners consider our spectacular oceanfront setting to be the Pebble Beach of the East Coast, our sloping lawns, hidden corners and manicured landscaping make for one of the most scenic concours shows around.
Concours d'Elegance shows date back to the 17th century, whereby horse-drawn carriages paraded in the parks of Paris. Over time, these carriages were replaced by horse powered automobiles to be judged on their appearance in a "concourse of elegance". At the Misselwood Concours d'Elegance we honor that tradition, as cars and motorcycles compete for various Best in Class awards, and ultimately for the coveted Best of Show Award. In 2016, the top-honors were given to a 1954 Cunningham C-3 Vignale Coupe, owned by James W. Taylor of Gloversville, New York. For a full list of our 2016 award winners, please click here.
For those not yet familiar with this region of New England, I urge you to come and discover the history, traditions and rich heritage of the area and to explore everything from scenic route 127, to Beverly, Salem, Gloucester or Cape Ann. The area of our concours was often referred to as the “Gold Coast”, and became a summer destination for wealthy Bostonians and New Yorkers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Set in this idyllic backdrop, literally at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean we celebrate our 8th anniversary on July 22-23, 2017 and look forward to welcoming you back.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, July 22nd
Start of the Tour d’Elegance
Tour departs from Misselwood and takes participants along the beautiful roads of the scenic North Shore with a stop in Gloucester and finishes with a luncheon at the Misselwood Estate.
Concours Boutique & Ticket Sales
10:00am – 2:00pm
Located inside the Misselwood Main House
Tour d’Elegance Public Display
9:45am-11:00am in Gloucester at the Elks at Bass Rocks
11:30am-2:00pm at the Misselwood Estate, Beverly, MA
(Free of charge)
Saturday Evening Reception at Beechwood
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Sunday, July 23rd
8th Anniversary Misselwood Concours d’Elegance
*VIP ticket holders can access the field starting at 9am.
Paul Jr. Designs
9:00am – 3:30pm
Bikes on display
Lexus Ride & Drive
9:00am – 3:00pm
Located in Peter Frates Lot near main ticket entrance
1886 Benz Motor Buggy Demonstrations (Owls Head Transportation Museum)
10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, & 2:00pm
Located in the Misselwood House Courtyard
10:00am – 3:00pm
Located inside the Misselwood Main House
VIP Luncheon (VIP ticket holders only)
11:00am to 2:15pm
At the VIP Pavilion Tent
Food Trucks (Joe’s on a Roll, Fat Belly BBQ, & Fancy’s Snoballs)
10:00am – 2:30pm
Located on Beach Field adjacent to Misselwood Property
Fashion Show, presented by Bella Sera Bridal & Occasion
12:00pm and 1:30pm
Misselwood House Terrace (ocean side)
2017 Award & Trophy Ceremony
Awards include the Ervin “Bud” Lyon III Best of Show, Best in Class, Misselwood Award, as well as various Trophies.
Lyon-Waugh Auto Group, Jaguar, BMW, Land Rover, Porsche, Acura, Mini Cooper, Audi, Ducati, Triumph, Lexus, Cars 2 Art, J. Hilburn, Cartoons by Booth, First Insurance, Motorbooks