Chateau Elan Winery and Resort recently hosted the inaugural Atlanta Concours d’Elegance and the turnout was impressive for a first year show. Co-founded by Bill Wallet and Harry Krix, the show featured around 200 classic automobiles distributed through several classes that ranged from pre-war Chevrolets and Pierce-Arrows to ‘70s Ferraris, Porsches and BMWs.
Chateau Elan’s golf course provided a scenic backdrop for the sheet metal on display. There is no shortage of concours in the U.S. these days, but Atlanta appears to have the right characteristics to attract a healthy selection of interesting cars for years to come in an atmosphere that is more intimate than larger, better-known events. See the nine favorite cars here.
[2016 Atlanta Concours 1972 Datsun 240Z 01, Courtesy Automobilemagazine.com]
The Atlanta area is a great area to host this show with the home of the North American operations of both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, while Braselton itself is home to the Road Atlanta racetrack and Panoz Motors headquarters.
Many who attended the show were invited to tour the homes at Château Élan Estates, Braselton’s premier amenity rich, gated community. Located minutes from Downtown Braselton / Gwinnett County, GA, Château Élan Estates,features Luxury Homes from the $400’s to $800’s and Estate Homes from the $800’s to $4M+. Located in the sought after after Mill Creek School District, Chateau Elan Estates sets the standard for superior golf and resort style living.
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