CINCINNATI, Ohio – Savvy enthusiasts know that car show summer weekends aren’t just all about muscle cars, cruise-ins and Detroit iron classics – there are a growing number of high-end and exotic Concours shows that are gaining quite the following with gala events all across America. One of them is the Cincinnati Concours d’ Elegance, which is the longest continuously-running Concours d’Elegance outside of the West Coast, and the fourth longest in the United States. Long known as the Ault Park Concours in deference to the venue being held in Cincinnati’s historic Ault Park, the name was changed to the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance for the show’s 40th anniversary back in 2017
Their 43rd annual Concours d’Elegance was held on Sunday June 13, 2021, where 200 premier collector vehicles were displayed in Ault Park’s formal gardens, with a classic pavilion overlooking the show field. After an extended weekend of events for car lovers, the concours hosted an automotive art show, brunch, and craft beer garden in addition to the collector car display and judging. The Cincinnati Concours d’ Elegance Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, manages the event with all proceeds benefiting The Arthritis Foundation, with a special focus on Juvenile Arthritis (JA).
Athough this year’s theme was “An Exhibition of Motorsports Excellence,” we were drawn to the event because “100 Year of Lincoln” was featured as one the show’s specialty displays. Ford Performance photojournalist correspondent Jeff Burgy attended this year’s Concours d’Elegance with camera in hand, and provided us with his event photos for you to enjoy in the gallery below:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY JEFF BURGY