Tradition continues with the Concours d’Elegance of America. The Concours d’Elegance originally began in 17th century France. The aristocracy would parade their horse-drawn carriages through the parks of Paris. This event evolved into competitions between automobile manufacturers, owners, and custom coach-builders. Their vehicles were judged on the beauty of their design. After 32 years of this event being held at the Oakland University’s Meadow Brook Hall, it was moved in 2011 to the grounds of the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. This year the event will be held on Sunday, July 26th.