About the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance

A French term that translates to a “competition of elegance,” the Concours d’Elegance is a long-standing tradition in which the finest automobiles in the world are displayed and judged. The event’s origins, however, can be traced to 17th-century Paris, where wealthy aristocrats paraded elegant carriages through city parks on weekends and holidays.

In the U.S., the Concours d’Elegance dates back to 1950, the first year this prestigious event took place at the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, California. Today that historic event and venue is considered the world’s premier celebration of automotive excellence.

Concours d’Elegance arrived in Las Vegas in 2019 as the 40th sanctioned event to join the roster of Concours exhibitions and competitions around the globe. Founder and chairman Stuart Sobek recognized not only that Las Vegas is a destination teeming with local and visiting fans of upscale classic and modern cars, the city’s dazzling architecture and reputation as the entertainment capital of the world also provide a fitting framework for the beauty of exceptional automobiles.

Emcee Ed Lucas

Often referred to as “the Voice of Concours,” Ed Lucas has spent 20 years as master of ceremonies, color commentator and announcer at national collector car shows, concours and important vehicle auctions around the country. Some of the concours events he has been involved with include the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance, the Chicago International Concours d’Elegance, The Concours on Rodeo, Keels and Wheels, The Greenbrier, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and now the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance!

Now Ed brings his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles, their stories and the collectors who own them to the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance, where his unforgettable voice will guide us through an afternoon journey of fun, elegance and history at the most anticipated event of the year.

The 2022 Helene Awards

The Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance is pleased to honor outstanding individuals and automobiles with its annual Helene Awards. Each year we highlight those who have made a genuine impact on the automotive industry with honorary Helene Awards; this year the presentation of honorary awards will take place on Friday, October 28 at XS at Encore. At the conclusion of the Concours d’Elegance exhibition on Saturday, October 29, two Helene Awards will be presented to exceptional automobiles in two categories: “Best in Show Pre-War” and “Best in Show Post-War.”