The Grand Tour of Audrain's Concours & Motor Week - Summary

Summary of coverage of Audrain's Newport Concours & Motor Week 2019

Summary of coverage of Audrain's Newport Concours & Motor Week 2019

With plenty of content still left, from the Audrain's Automobile museum to the tennis hall of fame concours village, it is time to wrap up our coverage of this wonderful event with this summary article.

Thursday 10/03/2019 - Concours Village

Early morning Thursday with a coffee in hand...

It was a perfect day for a little recon, to get my bearings and check out the base of operations (concours village) at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

I checked in, picked up my passes, and started my browsing which included a little walk down the road to Audrain's Automobile Museum. Here I caught my first glimpse of the concours trophy.

My additional live coverage from the museum here

Friday 10/04/2019 - Rough Point

On Friday, my coverage started at Doris Duke's Rough Point mansion, with the world reveal of the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato and a personalized walkthrough of the vehicle by Aston Martin's very own Simon Sproule, Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President at Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd

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Next we covered the unveiling of Rod Emory's latest creation, a signal red 356 outlaw. He walked us through the details.

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We then caught up with Bravo TV's "Below Deck" - Chef Ben Robinson, who was giving a cooking demonstration.

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Then I produced a little recap video showcasing the highlights of the Gathering at Rough Point

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Saturday 10/05/2019 - Cars & Coffee at Fort Adams

We started the morning early with a full winter coat and a scarf but were missing gloves, so I sought out a cup of coffee to warm my hands. What a beautiful venue with, a fort, two ships and massive variety of cars!

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That evening I ventured over to the HillTop Inn for "Rum & Cigars" with Newport Craft & Tabacalera. Here, I had the pleasure of interviewing Travis Pappenheim of Montecristo cigars.

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Sunday 10/06/2019 - Audrain's Concours d'Elegance at the Newport Breakers

It was another early morning as we watched the cars settle in for the concours. I kept an eye out for who I was going to interview next, and found the Minchelli's with their 1920 Model T Ford Speedster #5 race car.

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Next, I met up with Motor Trend / Discovery Channel's "Chasing Classic Cars" host, Wayne Carini. Not only was he a judge at the event, he also was showing three of his own cars (not for judging). I placed a little Easter egg in at the beginning of the video for your enjoyment.

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During the event, Jay Leno announced the people's choice award winner and the contest winner who won VIP tickets to next years event. However, the winner had left... so Jay tracked her down!

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Toward the end of the event, I met up with the Concours Chairman, Donald Osborne. We had last spoke in Italy at the Concorso d'Eleganza villa d'Este and chatted briefly about Neport, I was anxious to see if the event had exceeded his expectations. He in turn gave me a song and dance number....

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Conclusion

It was an absolute pleasure to return to the east coast to attend such a prestigious inaugural event. The anticipation had begun since I first heard about it from Donald Osborne during our interview at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California at the beginning of the year. To see the Breakers again was amazing, to see it paired with some of the most unique cars in the world was priceless.

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