Atlanta’s First Concours Was A Fantastic Day In The Sun
Photography by ©Rachel Shuler : MTS Drive
If you’re a casual reader, you may assume that concours d’elegance events happen constantly, everywhere, if our regular coverage of them is anything to go by. But finding one near you may be a challenge, as it was in Atlanta, Georgia until a massive 3,500 French country-styled estate was filled with incredible vintage machines. Here’s what Atlanta’s first concours d’elegance looked like.
Held at the Château Élan Winery and Resort, the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance featured a special focus on Italian dream machines and special guests, including main honoree Don Panoz. With classes ranging from early Brass Era and Pre-War American cars to barn finds and the race cars of Road Atlanta, it’s clear the grounds allowed organizers to prepare an epic selection of vehicles.
Photographer Rachel Shuler shot literally hundreds of frames from the event, and we’ve distilled this year into a few dozen of our favorites—what was your favorite machine at the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance?