CENTENNIAL ERA CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE MOVING TO 2011 AT IMS
INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 -- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Centennial Era Concours d'Elegance, featuring some of the world's finest classic and antique automobiles and motorcycles, is moving to June 17-19, 2011.
The event, originally scheduled for June 18-20, 2010, is shifting to the new date due to the challenging state of the world economy. This decision, based on the recommendation of industry leaders, will provide the best opportunity for a successful event as the economy continues to recover in 2010.
IMS officials anticipate strong participation from concours and industry enthusiasts based on the tremendous initial response since the Centennial Era Concours d'Elegance was announced in March 2009.
The Concours d'Elegance will be a featured event during the Speedway's Centennial Era, honoring the 100th anniversaries of the opening of the fabled facility in 1909 and the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911. The event will celebrate the significance of vehicular transportation and competition to Indianapolis.
Vehicles at concours d'elegance competitions are judged on their appearance in an elegant setting, with awards presented in a variety of classes.