Art of the Car Concours

Art of the Car Concours®

2014 Art of the Car Concours®

The Eighth Annual Art of the Car Concours® is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014 on the Kansas City Art Institute campus. The event features more than 200 vintage, classic and special-interest vehicles, including cars, trucks, racing cars and motorcycles belonging to collectors from eight states.

More than 40 awards are presented, including the ever-popular "People's Choice" awards. See photos of the winning cars and owners receiving their awards from the 2013 Concours.

The Art of the Car Concours, a benefit for the KCAI scholarship fund, is growing in popularity and stature among vintage and classic collectors. The Concours is unique for its size and scale in having no formal judging and no classes of vehicles. The intention is to provide a wide range of very high-quality, original, vintage vehicles in an eclectic, informal setting, without the pressure of traditional Concours events.

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Share Art of the Car Concours photos on flickr

Hundreds of photos of the 2013 Concours are now available on flickr. Visit www.flickr.com/groups/2237543@N24/?added=5. If you have photos you would like to share from this year’s event, please feel free to upload them to this site.
 

The Seventh Annual Art of the Car Concours® in the news

The 2013 Art of the Car Concours received significant publicity. Below is just a sampling of the many stories about the event:

  • Tom Strongman of the Kansas City Star wrote an article about Kansas City's own Masten Gregory and the Ferrari 250 LM with which he won the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • There is a nice piece on the Concours by Paul Ebeling Jr. in the April 26 edition of Live Trading News.
  • Michael Lynch, who served as emcee for the Concours, wrote a story about the event for VeloceToday.com.
  • Marshall Miller, founder and chairman of the Art of the Car Concours, appeared on KCPT's "The Local Show.". Here's his segment from the program:

  • Hear Sir Stirling Moss, Denise McCluggage and Marshall Miller on KCUR's "Up to Date" with Steve Kraske from Friday, June 21.
  • Sir Stirling Moss and Denise McCluggage visited Kansas Speedway on June 21. The Kansas City Star's Randy Covitz spoke to them about their visit in this story.
  • On the day of the Concours, the Kansas City Star's Star Magazine ran a feature piece on Marshall Miller called "The Mag Interview."
  • Cliff Reuter of Sports Car Digest wrote a nice wrap-up piece on this year's Concours that ran on July 5.
  • A posting about the Concours appeared on June 28 on the blog Oppositelock.
  • Stephen Cook of Autoweek wrote a story about this year's Concours that ran on July 11.
  • Tom Strongman of the Kansas City Star wrote a wrap-up story on the Concours in the July 1 edition of the Kansas City Star.
  • After his visit to Kansas City and the Art of the Car Concours, Veloce Today.com's Michael Lynch, who served as emcee of the event, compiled his thoughts in an article.
  • BMWBlog included a nice piece on its website about this year's Concours.
  • The Art of the Car Concours has gone international. A story by Michael Lynch was published in Octane, one of the most prestigious British automotive magazines.
  • Here's a story from a publication called The Bulletin about Stirling Moss being reunited with his 1934 Morgan Three-Wheeler at the Concours.

Interested in volunteering? Here's a message from Concours founder and chairman Marshall Miller

 
Dear Interested Volunteer:
 
We need your help for the Eighth Annual Art of the Car Concours, scheduled for the weekend of June 22. We are planning for an even bigger and better event this year. The success of every Concours has always been a result of having a great team of volunteers. May we count on you to volunteer in 2014? Download the volunteer application form to fill out your contact information and return to artofthecarconcours@millerco.com. You will be invited to attend several meetings this spring, prior to the Concours, to help better organize the various activities associated with our exhibitors, sponsors and guests. For information about the various positions available, click here. If you have previously volunteered, please indicate your past participation on the form. Please encourage your friends to join you as volunteers for this fun event. We really appreciate your support and interest in making the Eighth Annual Art of the Car Concours, a memorable event for all. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you again this year.
 
Best Regards,
 
Marshall V. Miller
Chairman and Founder
 
Dot Johnson, a dedicated volunteer, pressing through the crowds at the KC Auto Show to hand literature on the 2014 Art of the Car Concours to Jay Leno.
 

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2014 Sponsors

Our presenting sponsors for 2014 is the Kansas City Mercedes-Benz Dealers: Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City and Aristocrat Motors.

Additional sponsors included Branson Auto Auction, Commerce Bank, Waddell & Reed, Hagerty Insurance, Peterson Manufacturing Company, Tivol, GrassPad, Sprint, Baron BMW, Hyman Ltd., Kawasaki, Meguiar's, Passport Transport, Curves Ahead and Heritage Tow.

We would also like to thank out community partners McPherson College, MindDrive, UMKC and the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund for their support of the 2014 Art of the Car Concours.

2014 Art of the Car Concours® Sponsors

2014 Art of the Car Concours® Sponsors

Sponsors

Presenting sponsors

The Kansas City Mercedes-Benz Dealers, Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City and Aristocrat Motors.

 

 

  

 


 

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Exhibitor criteria sheet and application form

Exhibitor criteria sheet and application form

Downlowad the 2014 Art of the Car Concours exhibitor criteria sheet and application. Thank you for your interest in the Eighth Annual Art of the Car Concours!

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Art of the Car Concours® hotel information

Art of the Car Concours® hotel information

Hotel rooms will be available for out-of-town guests of the 2014 Art of the Car Concours. The Raphael, The Marriott, Holiday Inn and the Hampton Inn located near the Kansas City Art Institue, will have rooms blocked for your convenience.