Detroit Concours d’Elegance
September 23: Detroit Institute of Arts
Acceptance: $45 for adults and children 15 and under free.
Detroit Meetings, now managed by Hagerty, the classic car insurer and auto entertainment brand, returns to its urban setting adjacent to Motor City’s iconic Woodward Avenue. A field of 150 vehicles will compete in 18 categories dedicated to themes such as ’57 Heaven, Mopar Magic and Radwood Detroit. True to its Detroit roots, former General Motors design chief Ed Wilburn is back as chief judge. detroitconcours.com
Audrain Newport Concours d’Elegance
October 1: Cutters Palace, Newport, RI
Acceptance: $175 for adults and children 12 and under free.
The Breakers, a mansion from the Vanderbilt family’s golden age, provides historical background for the young Audrain event. Categories of note include three 30-under-30 categories for younger owners that showcase cars from 1950 to 1999 as well as a category dedicated to the Chrysler’s Forward Look era. audrainconcours.com
AACA National Fall Meet
From 3 to 6 October: Hersheypark (adjacent parking lot), Hershey, Pennsylvania.
There is almost certainly something to please any enthusiast at the Vintage Car Club of America’s fall meet. A much-loved season finale for collectors and restorers since 1955, it’s a mind-boggling stretch of swap meets side attractions like the car corral where mainly post-war cars are put up for sale. The final day features a welcome offering from Brass Era styles to modern classics. herhey.aaca.com/eastern-division-fall-meet/
Chattanooga Motorcar Festival
October 15: Westin Chattanooga
Acceptance: $65 for adults and children 12 and under free.
The fourth edition of Chattanooga Weekend will occupy closed streets in the West Village section of the city, with screens displaying Ferrari GTs, class of ’20s Stutz and Mercer cars, and examples from Porsche’s Luftgekühlt era. Road cars and competition vehicles will show their strength on the Grand Prix track in the days leading up to the meeting. chattanoogamotorcar.com