Nashes, Woodies, Buicks and other classics roll into Geneva

The charm and character of the downtown historic business district of Geneva presents a beautiful setting for car enthusiasts to gather and celebrate the Art of the Automobile.

This Sunday, August 27, a collection of over 175 antique, classic and modern automobiles will be displayed by their owners, each wanting to win one of the coveted Best in Class Karl F. Benz trophies.

The 13th-annual Geneva Concours d’Elegance is an invitation-only showcase of vehicles from around the country, many with renowned provenance. The 100th Birthday of Nash automobiles will be celebrated alongside Woodies of all ages, Indy-style race cars, and Buicks that were designed during the time Walter Marr was Buick’s Chief Engineer, including three one-off prototypes.

“Auto mobility and the American dream are tightly woven together and are an important part of our nation’s fabric: past, present, and future,” said Tom Burgess of Iron Gate Motor Condos, a Geneva Concours sponsor.

Specialty vehicle insurance provider Hagerty will have young people judging cars as a way to educate and also grow enthusiasm for collector cars. Car clubs from around the Midwest, including Porsche, Ferrari and Corvette, will show unique vehicles in the Car Club Display area located adjacent to the official Concours site.

The family event offers something for everyone and is located on Geneva’s Third Street. home to many shops, boutiques and restaurants.

Admission is free.

Consideration of a donation to the Concours benefactor, LivingWell Cancer Resource Center now a part of NorthWestern Medicine, is suggested.

Geneva Concours at a glance:

Sunday, August 27, 2017 10AM to 4PM

Location: Geneva, Illinois, downtown Third Street from State Street to South Street

Travel tip: The Geneva Metra station is a short walk from the show

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