Inaugural Concours d’Elegance Coming to Las Vegas

Nevada has a reputation for many things: casino gambling, entertainment, and tourism. But it’s also becoming a hotspot for the collector car world.

Barrett-Jackson has hosted a collector car auction in Las Vegas every year since 2008. The next auction is coming up October 3-5, 2019 at Mandalay Bay. Now in it’s 11th year, the Las Vegas auction features plenty of classic American and European cars to add to your collection.

Auction events like Barrett-Jackson are all about excitement and suspense, which is great fun. But what if you want a more relaxed, formal atmosphere to enjoy fine motorcars? Coming this October, collector car enthusiasts will get their chance at the inaugural Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance.

The Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance is not just a simple car show, it is a luxury lifestyle event.

Event founder Stuart Sobek is a collector car enthusiast and seasoned veteran of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for more than 30 years. According to an interview with Stuart on the Cars Yeah Podcast, his goal was to bring the prestige and excitement of the Concours environment to Las Vegas, and make it a world-class event.

The whole thing kicks off on October 25, 2019 with a dinner featuring cuisine presented by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.

The following day is the Concours event on Saturday, October 26th, held on the green at the Dragon Ridge Country Club in Henderson, NV. Approximately 200 vehicles are scheduled to appear as part of the show. Check out the Las Vegas Concours on Facebook and Instagram for teaser pics of some of the cars that have already been confirmed to appear.

On Sunday morning, there is an amazing opportunity to see cars from the Concours in motion as they cruise down the Las Vegas Strip with a police escort for the inaugural Tour d’Elegance event. These classic vehicles motoring down one of the most famous roads in America should make for a very memorable sight!

And for those fortunate enough to stick around until Monday, it’s back to Dragon Ridge for a charity golf tournament – with a $500 entry fee – with proceeds benefiting the LVCE/ArtCenter Scholarship Fund.

This event has attracted some pretty big attention, with sponsors including Bellagio, Mercedes-Benz of Henderson, as well as the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Mullin Auto Museum, and the National Automobile Museum in Reno.

If you are interested in attending the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance, tickets may be purchased online at www.lasvegasconcours.com. Be sure to check back in November for our coverage of the event!

 

Las Vegas Cars and Coffee 442 Blowout

Last year when we covered SEMA 2012 we had an opportunity to check out a local Cars and Coffee chapter. Though I was a little underwhelmed by the small turn out considering it was Vegas and SEMA week, I was happily surprised to see my favorite muscle car, the Oldsmobile 442, out in full force. It’s really odd to see this many Olds cars out at one event, so I imagine someone on an Olds forum must have coordinated it. My post about the GSX made me remember I had all these pictures that I had yet to share. So to my fellow Rocket-loving Oldsmobile fans, here’s some hot 442 action after the jump: Continue reading

1986 Chevy El Camino Dragging Out Of SEMA 2012 (VIDEO)

The Las Vegas Police Department clearly had a much more strict set of rules for this years cruise out of SEMA.  I saw a couple tickets handed out with zero hesitation, most likely with the idea of making examples out of people, which I can understand.

Aside from a minuscule chirp from a little Fiat no one was willing to give their wheels a spin, no matter how much the crowd begged for it.  Well, these guys said ‘fuck it’, dropped their truck car vehicle to the ground and gave a them go.  It’s no smoke show or anything but the pickings were slim, so enjoy it.

SEMA 2012 – We’re Alive

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Well, we survived the trip to Las Vegas for SEMA. We have tons of stuff to sort through and we will be putting it up here as soon as it is.

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SEMA 2012 Sneak Preview

The editors here at Generation: High Output are pleased to announce that we will be attending the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada this fall.

For the automotive aftermarket industry, this is the biggest event of the year. This massive trade show packs the Las Vegas Convention Center with over 2,000 exhibitors, 60,000 attendees, and of course, hundreds upon hundreds of customized cars, trucks, and other vehicles.

So what can you expect to see at this year’s show? For business owners, there is a full schedule of both free and paid workshops and seminars about various topics in the automotive industry. These include industry trends, business management, customer service, and Internet marketing. Continue reading