We are seeking Cadillac and LaSalle automobiles that best represent the Design, Elegance, Innovation, and Engineering Excellence of “The Standard of the World”. The vehicle should be either a well-preserved original
car or a high-quality restoration and will be judged with an emphasis on design, authenticity, and elegance,
as well as the quality of presentation. Automobiles with unique provenance and special
historical significance are particularly desired.
Please note that entering your vehicle does not guarantee your car will be shown and judged during the Concours.
We will accept cars on an ongoing basis and you will be notified if your nomination has been accepted.
All entrants will be reviewed and selected by the Selection Committee. All entrants will be confirmed by the second week of August. However, we will be confirming cars throughout the process so you may be notified earlier than August. These cars will be augmented by the Fabulous Five selected from cars appearing at the Gathering at Gilmore by Cadillac designers.
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 is judged considering authenticity and condition. Additionally, the judges will
consider overall design, rarity, significance and visual impact. The respective areas and the
associated values assigned are:
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 are judged based on the extent of originality and condition of the same areas listed above.
Age of the vehicle can add 1 to 5 bonus points as can 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.
Master of Ceremonies
Kip Wasenko will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Concours d’Elegance Drive-by Awards
Ceremony on September 24, 2022. His career provides a unique perspective on this year’s focus
– performance, innovation, and design. He designed the Cadillac LMP Race Car. Kip was also the
Chief Designer of the Cadillac Studio and is best known for design of Cadillac Evoq that was offered
to the public as the XLR. He applied the same design philosophy to the CTS-V. Since his retirement
from GM Design in 2008, he has remained active in the car hobby by serving as a judge for many
concours. Joining Kip in presenting awards will be other Cadillac Studio designers.
Ready to Enter Your Vehicle?
Our application form is currently open! Deadline to enter your vehicle is July 31, 2022. We will be requesting facts about the car, important features and facts about the car, a brief written summary, and photos. You can see examples of the photos we are requesting below.
One car in each class will be awarded a Best in Class trophy. Fleetwood Awards will be presented to other cars in each class deserving of recognition.
A Best in Show will be selected from the Best in Class winners. The Best in Show Winner will also receive an invitation to the 2022 Hilton Head Concours.
Other awards to be presented include Official Sponsor's Choice, Best Interior, and Best Paint.
Back Three Quarter View
Front Three Quarter View
Interior/Dash & Front Seat
If accepted, what will I receive?
One full admission ticket (includes 2 adults) for Thursday - Saturday
Two tickets for Saturday lunch
Commemorative Items - two programs, one poster, and license plate
Contact our event coordinator, Erin Abel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-402-2000.