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Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week

September 29 - October 2

We are proud to welcome you to the third Annual Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week presented by the Audrain Automobile Museum.

This world class event will bring the best of the motoring world to our renowned East Coast city rich with automotive history dating back to the dawn of the motoring age.

The events during this week will be hosted at some of Newport’s most notable locations; the historic mansions of Bellevue Avenue, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Audrain Automobile Museum, the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, the National Museum of American Illustration, the Newport Pell Bridge, and local city and state parks.

The city of Newport has long celebrated the essence of history, luxury & sport, and we are proud to add another chapter to Newport’s book of automotive fascination. The sporting history of Newport dates back to before our country was formally established; the city was a major trading center with other East Coast ports like New York City and Charleston, South Carolina. Over the years, Newport turned into an epicenter for American sailing, with casuals and competitors tuned into major events like the America’s Cup that took place here throughout time.

Towards the end of the 19th century, the Vanderbilt family called Newport their home. As an heir to one of the grandest fortunes in our country’s history, William Kissam Vanderbilt – Willie K for short – had strong interests in yachting and horse racing, but automobiles gripped his attention when they became accessible at the turn of the century. In what’s considered the first sanctioned oval-track race in our country’s history, Willie K. raced wealthy friends and fellow pioneering gear-heads at Newport’s Aquidneck Park  horse track, where the Newport State Airport now resides.

Award-winning artists will perform throughout the week alongside some of the most beautiful automobiles. Celebrity seminars and book signings will also be held at the Tennis Hall of Fame, eminent motoring enthusiasts such as Jay Leno and others will be in attendance.

The week will bring regional and national car club shows to various locations throughout Newport, and we are excited to host again, the 30 Under 30 Concours class; designed for car owners under 30 years old who have built their car with less than $30,000.

Our Concours d’Elegance held on Sunday will include some of the finest judges from around the globe, headed by world renowned concours judge and motoring expert, Donald Osborne. The week will culminate by awarding the Best in Show trophy. This bespoke trophy pays homage to Willie K. Vanderbilt, his 1900 Daimler Phoenix, and the origins of Newport’s profound automotive history.

We hope to see you all for another exciting Motor Week in Newport, September 29 – October 2, 2022.

Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2022

Newport, Rhode Island

Audrain Newport Concours and Motor Week

This event will be held at Audrain Newport located at Newport, RI | Call: N/A for more information about this venue.

This content was originally featured on Garage Style Magazine, reposted with permission. 


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