PHOTOS | 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance: A car show that lives up to its fancy name


Thankfully, the sun was finally shinning on Sunday, June 2nd for the inaugural 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance to benefit Courage Center Foundation. This truly was a car show that lived up to the fancy name. Unlike most shows, the 100+ cars on display were there by invitation only based on their excellence. Beyond just looking at old cars, there plenty of learning opportunity as the vehicles are organized by year so you can see a progression of styles over time. All of the owners were so nice and interested in sharing the stories behind their award winning pride and joy that was on display for the afternoon. It’s also really an art show that warrants taking time to really look at the different shapes, colors and craftsmanship that came to be throughout the history of the automobile industry. In addition to walking around to view the vehicles, there was a staging area where the cars drove through and owners were asked questions giving spectators an opportunity to learn a bit about each individual piece. There were vendor booths, food and a nice selection of live music adding to the overall ambiance. WOW, we got a winner here and I’m confident all those in attendance will be inviting friends to the second annual next year.

This event was held on the beautiful shores of Lake Minnetonka in the area of Excelsior Commons. The location created a wonderful backdrop for this event that definitely added to the overall feel and charm.

Car enthusiasts and local residents of all ages and walks of life were out enjoying this event. The common buzz was how impressed people were with what was on display and how well it was put together.