Hemmings Motor News Concours D'Elegance

Lake George Townwide : Lake George Townwide, Lake George, NY  12845

The Hemmings Motor News Concours D’Elegance is returning for the third year in a row to Lake George this September!

This year there is an exciting change to the rally on opening day as the group of cars — limited to 75 vehicles — makes a police-escorted trip from Charles R. Wood Park Festival Commons to historic Fort Ticonderoga!

The 2019 Classes are:


Prewar Rolls-Royce, Class of 1949, Datsun Z and ZX Cars (240, 260 & 280 through 1983), Early SUVs through 1978 (Bronco, Blazer, Scout, Jeep, Ramcharger, etc.), Chevy W-Engine Cars, Vintage Race Cars, Fresh Restoration


Full Classics, American Prewar, American Postwar, American Muscle Cars, European/Import, Preservation, Vintage Trucks

Special Guests include:

Keynote Speaker: Bill Warner
Bill Warner may be best known as the tireless founder and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, but his résumé goes far beyond this. He’s been an automotive journalist, a race car driver (and Road Racing Driver’s Club inductee), a business owner, a car collector (with chapters of his own in the books The Cobra in the Barn and The Hemi in the Barn) and a vehicle restorer, to name but a few of the hats he’s worn over the decades. Bill can also lay claim to being a participant in the Cannonball-Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, competing in the 1975 running in a Porsche 911 he still owns today.

The Master of Ceremonies will be Bill Rothermel
With his lifelong interest in cars of all kinds and eras, Bill’s broad knowledge and experience as an automotive historian and writer, valued member of the Boards of Directors of the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA, and the Elegance at Hershey, and a past-Board member of the Rolls-Royce Foundation, and the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, as well as his role as Master of Ceremonies or judge in over 20 concours-level events nationwide, position him as an unrivaled expert – a fascinating automotive commentator!

Host Hotels

Fort William Henry Resort

Phone: (518) 668-3081

Group name: Hemmings Concours d’Elegance

(by phone only)

Best Western

Phone: (518) 668-5701

Group name: Hemmings Concours d’Elegance

(by phone only)

Hampton Inn

Phone: (518) 668-4100

Group name: Hemmings Motor News

Holiday Inn Resort

Phone: (518) 668-5781

Group Code: HMN

(by phone only)

Wingate by Wyndham

Phone: (518) 668-4884

Group Code: Hemmings Motor Event

(by phone only)

Quality Inn

(518) 668-3525

Group name: Hemmings Motor News (by phone)

NK18R0 (online)

Lake George RV Park

Phone: (518) 792-3775

Code: no code needed

Read more about this premier auto event here.

Below is the basic schedule of events for the three-day event.

Friday, September 13th

  • Registration & Rally
  • Dinner Cruise

Saturday, September 14th

  • Cruise-In Spectacular
  • Celebratory Banquet & cocktail hour

Sunday, September 15th

  • Concours d’Elegance
    Winners also will appear in the pages of Hemmings Motor News and Hemmings Classic Car.