The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada
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Cobble Beach Concours –Owen Sound Ontario Canada—Sept 15 & 16, 2018

Canada’s Premier Collector Vehicle gathering

Fast & Flashy Featured Classes at the 2018 Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Kemble, ON (August 10, 2018) – Supercars, Muscle Cars and European Sports Cars are back on display at the 2018 Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

 

The Supercar class returns to the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance this year. They are fast, flashy and incredibly loud! Witness these vehicles up close and experience the amazement you had when you first laid eyes upon a Supercar. Each of these vehicles may not be “classic”, but they have staked their claim in automotive history. Although some may not be the fastest by today’s standards, these cars are defined by their state of the art technology during their production era. This year will include a 2005 Maserati MC12, one of the rarest supercars with only 50 of them ever produced.

 

The Muscle Car class is a featured marque at the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance. These impeccably maintained and restored vehicles appeal to young and old alike. The rumble of the exhaust and the smell of the fumes is sure to make your heart race. These vehicles have often been featured in Hollywood productions, resulting in defining the Muscle Car as the epitome of cool.

 

European Sports Cars are the sleek, sporty and superbly styled vehicles you dreamed of one day owning. Some of the finest examples of these works of automotive art will be displayed at this year’s Concours.

 

The Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance hosts various classes of cars, from the pre-1916 Horseless Carriage to Vintage Motorcycles to Supercars. For more information on the other classes celebrated at the 2018 Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, please visit https://www.cobblebeachconcours.com/entrants#EntryCategories.

 

About the Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community

The Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community is located ten minutes north of Owen Sound, ON in the township of Georgian Bluffs. Situated on the shores of Georgian Bay, the resort includes a variety of amenities such as an award winning 18-hole links style golf course designed by Doug Carrick, two U.S Open style tennis courts, spa, inn and fine dining restaurant. In addition to the resort, Cobble Beach celebrates an active lifestyle community with detached homes and townhomes for purchase. For more information, please visit www.cobblebeach.com.

 

Contact: Ashley Withall

Tel: 416.366.4820 ext. 234

Email: concours2@cobblebeach.com

 


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A HISTORY OF REFINEMENT

 

Derived from the French term meaning a competition of elegance, the Concours d'Elegance has a history story dating back to 17th Century French society. An event that began with horse-drawn carriages being paraded through the parks of Paris, France has evolved into a display of antique and classic for both competition and celebration.

THE START OF A NEW CHAPTER

 

Georgian Bay's Cobble Beach Resort Community is nothing short of extraordinary. An award-winning golf course, luxurious amenities and acres of lush landscape creates an oasis of experience. It is only natural that such a prestigious event would find itself on these cobblestone adorned shores.

 

On September 16 & 17, 2017, Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community presents the 5th annual Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. On Saturday September 16, 2017, the Participant tour will take place in Grey County. Sunday September 17, 2017 the Concours will be held on the 18th fairway of Cobble Beach, this extraordinary bayside course will play host to a rich assortment of international automobiles and distinguished guests.

 

For more information, please visit ADMISSIONS.

 

THE GENESIS OF THE COBBLE BEACH

CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

In early 1998 Mr. Willis McLeese was approached by Ms. Dorothy Telford, a local real estate agent and board member of Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians (GRACE), to consider purchasing a spectacular 574-acre property just north of Owen Sound, the present day Cobble Beach. After reviewing the site, which slopes away from Grey County Road #1 approximately 250 feet to Georgian Bay below, Willis' 85 year old mind starting racing with all the possibilities.

Willis and his son, Rob, could see that a wonderful promenade of high end, beautiful antique and classic cars parading down Cobble Beach Drive to the elegant Clubhouse would be a magnificent and magical sight not only for those viewing the automobiles but for those also driving vehicles. This gave birth to the conception of a Concours d'Elegance at Cobble Beach.

In 2011, Mr. Joseph Sulpizi, CEO and Founder of The Brand Factory, introduced Mr. Billy Smilovsky of Engineered Automotive to Mr. Rob McLeese, CEO and co-creator of Cobble Beach. With a shared vision of producing a Concours d'Elegance at Cobble Beach, they have fulfilled a dream of Willis McLeese and, consequently, a dream of their own.

Sunnybrook Helipad Campaign

Sunnybrook Foundation exists to support the advancement of their world-class health sciences centre, through active fundraising in support of research, education and equipment initiatives at Sunnybrook Hospital. A portion of every ticket sold at the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance will be given in support of this worthwhile cause.

Please visit www.sunnybrook.ca/foundation for more information and how you can further support them in the future.

Discover more about Cobble Beach and how to further enjoy your Concours d'Elegance getaway at www.cobblebeachconcours.com

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