Concours d'Elegance is a term of French origin that means a "competition of elegance". It dates back to 17th century France, where aristocrats paraded horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris during summer weekends and holidays. Over time, carriages became horseless and the gatherings became a competition among vehicle owners to be judged on the appearance of their vehicles. 

The Cigar City Concours d'Elegance seeks to uphold this tradition while also acknowledging condition and uniqueness of the vehicle, as well as the enthusiasm of the hobbyist. Exemplary vehicles are showcased, spanning Brass through Classic eras, garnered from various museums, private collections, and individual owners.

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