The Concours d'Elegance displayed Cadillac and LaSalle automobiles that best represented the Design, Elegance, Innovation, and Engineering Excellence of “The Standard of the World”. The vehicles were either a well-preserved original car or a high-quality restoration and was judged with an emphasis on design, authenticity, and elegance, as well as the quality of presentation. Automobiles with unique provenance and special
historical significance were particularly desired.
All entrants were reviewed and selected by the Selection Committee.
Class 1 Brass & Early Cars 1903-1914
Class 2 Classic Era - Early 1915-1932
Class 3 Classic Era - Late 1933-1947
Class 4 V-12 and V-16 Cars 1930-1940
Class 5 Early Fins 1948-1958
Class 6 Fins & Skegs 1959-1964
Class 7 Vertical Headlight Cars 1965-1968
Class 8 Cadillac Production 1969-1979 (includes 67-68 Eldorado)
Class 9 LaSalle 1927-1940
Class 10 Allante 1987-1993
Class 11 V-Series (all models) 2004-present
Class 12 Preservation cars 1979 and earlier, non-restored cars
Each vehicle’s OPERATION, ENGINE COMPARTMENT, CHASSIS, INTERIOR AND
CHASSIS was judged considering authenticity and condition. Additionally, the judges
considered overall design, rarity, significance and visual impact. The respective areas and the
associated values assigned were:
Operation including engine, lights, and instruments. Total Points – 15
Engine Compartment including engine and all components. Total Points – 25
Interior including the total passenger compartment and trunk. Total Points – 15
Exterior including bumpers, grille, glass, body panels, top and finish. Total Points – 25
Chassis including wheels and tires, undercarriage and exhaust. Total Points – 15
Overall design and related considerations. Total Points – 5
Additionally, the judges may add up 5 bonus points
PRESERVATION VEHICLES were judged based on the extent of originality and condition of the same areas listed above.
Age of the vehicle could add 1 to 5 bonus points as could provenance.
Honorary Chief Judge
John Manoogian II is the Concours Honorary Chief Judge. He has been involved in transportation
design for over 50 years, 34 with GM Design. As Director of Cadillac Design from 2003 to 2009,
he led the design of the award-winning CTS Sedan, Sport Wagon, and Coupe concept cars revealed
at the 2008 North American International Auto Show and the 2006 DTS. He was also responsible
for the design of the 2006 and 2009 Presidential limousines. Prior to becoming Director of Cadillac
Design, he served as Assistant Chief Designer in Cadillac’s Exterior Studio from 1979 to 1985.
One car in each class was awarded a Best in Class trophy. Fleetwood Awards were presented to other cars in each class deserving of recognition.
A Best in Show was selected from the Best in Class winners. The Best in Show Winner also received an invitation to the 2022 Hilton Head Concours.
Other awards presented included Official Sponsor's Choice, Best Interior, and Best Paint.