Lone star state to host concours

| 1 Aug 2011

America’s reputation for high quality concours d’elegance events is to get a boost with the news that Texas will host a new show fixture next spring.Concours d'Elegance of Texas will take place on 6 May next year at Houston's La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Conroe.The event will be headed by Lolly Bezy, the former head of the long-running Concours d'Elegance America, held for many years Meadow Brook (but more recently in St John’s), Michigan every year.Bezy is hoping the event’s location – a first for the southern state – will allow the organisers to tap into local collections. "Texas is home to many of the more notable automobile collections and there has long been a need for a premier concours event here in the state," said Bezy although he has yet to confirm details of cars confirmed.The new Texas concours will also emulate Concours d'Elegance America’s link to a sale house with the Texan event coinciding with auction partner Worldwide Auctions’ annual Houston sale.Anyone interested in entering a car at the Concours d'Elegance is invited to email Bezy at: lolly@concoursoftexas.com