Posh Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week Kicks Off Sept. 30

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Starting this week, the beautiful and bucolic avenues of Newport, Rhode Island, will be transformed into the home base for an elaborate celebration of automotive excellence, luxury, and sport: The 2021 Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week.

The four-day event features educational seminars, a black-tie gala, elegant lawn parties, and of course, the internationally recognized Concours d’Elegance.

Day by day:

Thursday, Sept. 30 – The Concours Village, presented by Parker Construction, at the Interntional Tennis Hall of Fame opens to the public for four days. Inside, an area for families to relax courtesy of BankNewport. Audrain’s Seminars will kick off the celebrations midday on Thursday and carry on through the week featuring notable celebrity hosts such as Jay Leno, McLaren F1 CEO Zak Brown and Jay Ward of Pixar Animation Studios. Bringing a close to the day will be two luxurious get-together’s: Wine By The Water at Forty 1 North in Downtown Newport; and Hilltop Hangout, a private cocktail and cigar party, at Hilltop Inn on Kay Street.

Friday, Oct. 1 – Audrain’s seminars will continue in the morning. The day’s featured event, The Gathering, an upscale lawn party will be held at Rough Point. Concluding the day’s events will be the Hilltop Hangout followed by the fast-paced action of the Bonhams Auction at the Concours Village in the evening.

Saturday, Oct. 2 – Bright and early, the Audrain Tour d’Elegance, followed by Audrain staple Cars & Coffee. The Bellevue Car Display will take over Bellevue Ave. as some of the most impressive cars in the world parade to their parking spaces, for the public to enjoy. Audrain’s Annual Fundraising Gala will go deep into the night with live entertainment from Kenny Loggins.

Sunday, Oct. 3 – The day begins at the break of dawn with the crown jewel of Motor Week, the beloved Audrain Newport Concours d’Elegance. The Concours will take place at The Breakers mansion and, at the end of the day, a handful of cars deemed the most impressive in class will receive prestigious class awards.

For more information on the many events, or to purchase tickets, click HERE.