Americana Manhasset's 12th Annual Concours d'Elegance

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Taking place on Sunday, October 9, the Americana Manhasset Concours D’’Elegance marks the 60th anniversary of Americana Manhasset, and promises to be the most diverse yet.

12th Annual Americana Manhasset Concours d'Elegance

As we rapidly approach the driverless automobile, it is nice to be able to look back to a time when the driving experience was an important design goal.

In front of an audience of over 8,000, more than 150 privately owned cars will compete for Best in Class and Best in Show. Judged cars range from pre-war to current one of a kind super cars that make public appearances few and far between.

This year’s featured marques won’t disappoint, and include a 1926 Bentley 3 Litre and 1975 McLaren M23. Among the dozens of special vehicles on display will also be a 1956 Porsche Speedster; 1970 Porsche 917; 1973 Ferrari 365TBC Competition Daytona and 1973 Porsche 2.7RS Lightweight.

In addition to the annual Concours morning breakfast, an array of exciting new additions have been added to further enhance the Americana Concours experience: a VIP lounge will be hosted by Tesla, to celebrate its gorgeous new home on the south side of the center adjacent to Coach, and a custom-built Porsche Biergarten located near Louis Vuitton and will debut of the all-new 2017 Panamera.

Official judging begins at 9:30am, rain or shine. Dr. Howard Krimko, former National Director of the Rolls Royce Owners Club, will once again serve as Chief of Judges. “One major goal of the Americana Concours is to encourage participation in the collecting and driving historical cars. We make it possible for the public to see and appreciate these very special automobiles at no cost,” says Dr. Krimko. “As we rapidly approach the driverless automobile, it is nice to be able to look back to a time when the driving experience was an important design goal. The cars listed here truly are game changers for their respective marques.” Joining Dr. Krimko is this years guest of honor, noted auto journalist, Giorgio Stirano.

The results of the competition will culminate with an awards ceremony, with winners receiving customized Tiffany & Co. crystal plaques in recognition of their automotive achievements. What’s more, Saint-Louis Crystal, a division of Hermès, will present a special award in honor of Americana Manhasset’s diamond anniversary.

The Concours will benefit Sunrise Day Camp through the purchase of raffle tickets with an opportunity to win a fabulous 2017 Porsche Macan. Sunrise Day Camp is the only dedicated camp in the nation for children with cancer and their siblings, where summer camp and year-round programs are provided free of charge. To learn more, or to purchase tickets, call 516.634.41458 or visit

Sponsors for this year’s event include: Porsche Cars North America, Douglas Elliman Real Estate/Knight Frank Residential, Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, Deluxe Car Storage, Design Within Reach, Gotham Tire, Tiffany & Co., Poll Restaurants, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Long Island, North Hills. Automotive Partners are: Tesla Motors, Porsche Roslyn, Bespoke Motor Group including Bentley Long Island, Lamborghini Long Island, Rolls Royce Motor Cars Long Island, Autosport Design, Ferrari Long Island Gold Coast Maserati, Jaguar of Great Neck, North Bay Cadillac.

Americana Manhasset is a premier collection of sixty luxury and contemporary boutiques, including Hermès, Chanel, Cartier, Céline, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Prada, Gucci, Hirshleifers, London Jewelers, Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana, and more, all nestled within a lush and striking outdoor environment designed by renowned architect Peter Marino and landscape designer Oehme van Sweden. We are proud to offer an unparalleled, complimentary Personal Shopping Service, a remarkable fashion and gifting resource. Located on Long Island’s picturesque North Shore, Americana Manhasset is conveniently situated 20 miles from Manhattan and 50 miles from the Hamptons. For more information on the center or the Concours d’Elegance, visit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @AmericanaShops.

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