By Laurie Brookins
Car aficionados will once again flock to Wynn this fall when the award-winning resort hosts the event that’s quickly gained popularity among lovers of fine automobiles: Concours at Wynn Las Vegas, set for November 10-12, 2023.
This is the second year the resort is hosting a Concours weekend on the pristine greens of Wynn Golf Club, a truly picturesque backdrop for historic and modern examples of exceptional automotive design. The inaugural event in October 2022 was roundly agreed to be a huge success, with attendees equally thrilled with the stunning cars on exhibition and the elegant events planned and hosted by Wynn Las Vegas. From delicious food and beverage offerings situated amid the club’s fairways to room and event packages to suit every guest’s preferences, Concours at Wynn enjoyed a much-lauded kick-off that ensured its return for years to come.
"We look forward to building on last year's inaugural event, and creating even more differentiated experiences for our guests," said Steve Weitman, President of Wynn Las Vegas. “We expect this year's Concours to be an exceptional display of craftsmanship and innovation, with new categories that showcase something for everyone."
Indeed, look for expanded offerings this November, notably during the Concours d’Elegance exhibition on Saturday, November 11. The centerpiece event of the weekend, this juried display will showcase more than 250 examples of pre- and post-war automobiles vying for a variety of coveted award categories, culminating in the top prize of “Best of Show.” Two prizes also have been added to this year’s exhibition: “Most Fashionable” and “Spirit of Wynn,” open to any car that doesn’t capture “Best of Show.”
Adjacent to this juried exhibition, attendees also will enjoy a display that’s likewise grown this year. Alongside a selection of elite Hypercars from acclaimed brands including Bugatti, McLaren and Koenigsegg, organizers this year also are including the latest in Electric vehicles, as well as a display of Concept and Culture cars, ranging from limited-edition autos that exemplify forward-thinking design to famous cars associated with cultural figures or recognized for their appearances in film, television and music.
With this year’s Concours at Wynn taking place the weekend prior to the high-wattage F1 Race Week in Las Vegas, the selection of the event emcee was a natural: Justin Bell, the world-champion British racing driver who has emerged as one of today’s most popular hosts of automotive programming. Bell will welcome attendees to Saturday’s Concours d’Elegance and trophy presentation before leading as grand marshal of the event that caps the weekend: the Tour d’Elegance, a stunning morning parade of vehicles along Las Vegas Boulevard on Sunday, November 12.
Attendees also can look forward to thoughtfully designed food and beverage experiences, from the Hosted Bar package to the delectable Chairman’s VIP, which will combine an open bar with a variety of savory and sweet chef’s stations positioned under Wynn’s open-air Event Pavilion. Fold in the room and event packages that allow guests to combine their favorite Concours happenings with Wynn’s award-winning accommodations, and the result is a weekend that once again promises to delight every fan of fine automobiles.