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Concours d'Elegance parades classic cars down Las Vegas Strip

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 11:00:45-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The inaugural Concours d'Elegance auto show brings four days of classic and exotic cars from all around the world to Las Vegas.

Sunday morning, the four day show's public pinnacle brought more than 100 cars on a parade through the Las Vegas Strip from Mandalay Bay to the Wynn.

Friday's opening ceremonies included a charity gala benefiting the TechForce Foundation, a nonprofit helping kids find careers in tech fields, and awarded three Helene Awards in honor of General Motor's first female engineer in 1943.

All 130 cars, split into 25 classes, were judged head-to-head Saturday on the 18th hole of the DragonRidge Country Club in Henderson among a crowd of spectators and owners.

Chairman Stuart Sobek said viewing the pristine vehicles was only part of the event's entertainment.

"All of these cars have great stories behind them,"Sobek said, "who owned them, how they came to be, how they survived, how they got to this point 70, 80 years later. Perfect condition. It's like a history lesson."

Concours d'Elegance will end Monday with an invitational golf tournament at DragonRidge, and a portion of the proceeds will be given to the LVCE/ArtCenter Scholarship Fund.