For the second consecutive year, the highly-anticipated St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance will be held at Inn at Perry Cabin, the Eastern Shore’s preeminent boutique waterfront resort. Steeped in East Coast heritage and polish, Inn at Perry Cabin is located in the iconic Chesapeake Bay region, serving as a stylish backdrop for one of the top-ranking classic car collector competitions, taking place from September 21-23, 2018.
“We are thrilled to have St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance back at Inn at Perry Cabin,” said Michael Hoffmann, General Manager, Inn at Perry Cabin. “We honor this partnership and look forward to not only welcoming classic car collectors and enthusiasts from around the country to our property, but also to introducing the new 18-hole Pete Dye designed Links at Perry Cabin golf course and Cliff Drysdale Tennis Club to guests this year.”
“The grandeur of The Inn at Perry Cabin is unmatched, with beautiful 200-year-old gardens and a truly historic nature,” said Luke Phipps, Chairman, St. Michael’s Concourse d’Elegance. “The Inn is the ideal setting for an event such as this, embodying the same style and elegance at its core.”
In its twelfth year, St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance is known as a weekend of casual elegance, featuring classic collector cars to marquee racing greats. In 2007, the internationally-admired event came to the Eastern Shore and premiered for the first time at Inn at Perry Cabin by Founding Chairman George Walish, the past president of Rolls-Royce of North America.
During the annual event, automobile enthusiasts and collectors compete on an invitation-only basis to be named Best in Show. Each year, the competition showcases some of the finest automobiles from around the world. To qualify for participation, all entrants must meet strict standards, such as having won similarly prestigious awards previously. The 2017 Best in Show champion was the 1921 Rolls Royce “Springfield” Silver Ghost, owned by Mark and Carolynn Corigliano.
The 2018 weekend of events will commence on Friday,September 21 with a grand welcome reception at Inn at Perry Cabin. Saturday begins a morning motor tour.The car show and auction, the weekend’s main events,will be held on Saturday afternoon, followed by a showcase of rare, pre-war European and American coach-built automobiles and post-war sport cars on Sunday, across the Inn at Perry Cabin’s spectacular waterfront lawn.
Again in 2018, St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance will partner with The Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels Maryland, an educational resource for car enthusiasts, as well as The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, which once again host the classic and antique boat showings at the Museum’s Fogg’s Cove Landing.
Tickets for the 2018 St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance are currently on sale on the event’s website at https://smcde.org/.
About Inn at Perry Cabin
A top luxury destination in the Mid-Atlantic, Inn at Perry Cabin is an intimate waterfront resort nestled along the Chesapeake Bay in St. Michael’s, Maryland. Home to 78 contemporary guest rooms and suites by renowned designer Alexandra Champalimaud, the boutique estate is grounded in classic American design, casual elegance and a celebrated nautical identity. With a pristine fleet of sailboats and yachts, including “Five Star,” a 55’ Hinckley, Inn at Perry Cabin boasts one of the most prestigious, sophisticated sailing programs at any resort in the US. Links at Perry Cabin, the signature 18-hole championship golf course designed by legendary architect Pete Dye, is one of golf’s most anticipated openings of 2018. A coastal culinary adventure, award-winning Stars restaurant offers seasonal, local specialties and exquisite wines in a sunny setting on the water’s edge while the charming Purser’s Pub provides Chesapeake Bay favorites, an inventive cocktail menu and leafy garden courtyard. Additional guest amenities include the botanical spa, sauna, full service fitness center, outdoor pool and High Tide bar, kayaking, paddle boarding and bicycling. www.perrycabin.com