WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WOAY) – The Greenbrier held the Concours d’Elegance, a yearly car show with dozens of classic cars on display.
The Concours d’Elegance car show was originally going to be held back in April of 2020, but it was canceled due to pandemic. Thankfully they were able to reschedule this highly-anticipated, yearly event to a long-awaited Labor Day Weekend.
This three day event features dozens of cars from around the world, and the committee in charge of putting it together is grateful for the incredible turnout. Tom Cox on the Greenbrier Concours committee says it’s been a challenge having to delay, but they’re thankful for how things have worked out.
“This is our third annual Greenbrier Concours. And of course it’s been a challenging year, that’s why we’ve been delayed to this Labor Day Weekend. But it couldn’t have worked out any better for us, this weather is fantastic,” Cox said.
There are more than 80 cars here on display at the Greenbrier. They have classic cars and sports cars, some of which only a few dozen were ever even made. And there are hundreds of people that came out on the holiday weekend to enjoy the show.
“What’s not to like about The Greenbrier on a day like today with all these great cars out here and great music in the background. And you’ve got car people talking to car people and spectators wanting to be car people.”
This show caters to car people of all types. There are collectors with priceless cars, as well as West Virginia natives enjoying themselves. Mark Davis for instance is from Cabell County. He won the preservation class in the previous two car shows, and this year he’s back again with his Corvette.
“When we heard The Greenbrier was holding its first ever Concours d’Elegance three years ago, I said we gotta go. We brought a 1967 Corvette to that event and were fortunate enough to win the preservation class,” Davis said.
Over the weekend, hundreds of people have stopped by The Greenbrier Resort to see the cars. There are classic sports cars akin to something you would see in a spy movie, as well as modern vehicles like Bentleys. But many car enthusiasts are just happy to be among other people enjoying themselves in this niche hobby.
“I always say Corvettes are great and the cars are great, but it’s the people you meet. You meet some great people and form long-standing, great relationships, and the camaraderie is excellent.”
The Concours d’Elegance is held every year in May. And despite this year’s push back, the next show is on its regular schedule, and can be expected for May of 2021.
The Concours d’Elegance also supports charities like the AACA Library and Research Center, and the Mountaineer Autism Project.