About The Concours d'Elegance of TexasThe term “Concours d’Elegance” means ‘contest of elegance’ and dates back to the 17th century when the French aristocracy would meet in the parks of Paris during summer weekends and parade in their horse-drawn carriages, each decorated more elegant than the next! Over time, carriages became horseless and the gatherings became competitions among automobile owners.
At the Concours d’Elegance of Texas, our mission is to showcase the finest examples of automotive art and engineering in an elegant setting, and the entire weekend supports three wonderful charitable organizations. It’s a weekend experience dedicated to striking and unusual vehicles, fine dining, and renewing old friendships - all served up with old-fashioned Texas hospitality.
The Concours d'Elegance of Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is proud to support Edward Pierce Center for Autism, River Legacy Foundation, and Next Gen Education Program, as its primary charities. Since 2011, the Concours d’Elegance of Texas has raised almost $2 million for charity.