What started out as an Easter Parade presented by the Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri with additional sponsorship by AAA has turned into one of the largest, and most anticipated, annual car shows in the St. Louis area with 16 different car clubs with 216 club cars on display for the 2013 event. April 18, 1954 marks the first appearance of the Easter Concourse d’Elegeance. While we are all aware that there were numerous beautiful cars being driven, polished and modified in that era the general public had not experienced what, at that time, the novelty of having an outdoor “car show”. Realizing that Easter is one of the first true indicators of spring, the Horseless Carriage Club decided that instead of all the members going their separate ways to enjoy a Sunday drive they would bring a little something special to downtown St. Louis and have their Sunday drive be an organized parade. The cavalcade of cars travelled west on Lindell to Skinker where they headed south and then west on Clayton Rd. to Big Bend. It may be safe to say that this was one of the earliest “cruise” events of the St. Louis area as well. The first official show was 8 years later held on Easter Sunday April, 22, 1962, with six classes of cars judged. Among the first winners was a 1897 model Holdermann and a 1939 Cadillac Convertible. For 52 years this show has grown steadily to become the great event it is now. This year’s event, just as in prior years is sponsored by AAA and will be held on the Muny upper lot. More information can be found, along with registration info. at www.hccmo.com , you can also find more information regarding this history of this event and view photos from last year’s show. Look forward to seeing all of you there.