December 1, 2020
The documentary Best in Class: The Making of a Concours d’Elegance is available on DVD and digital from Mill Creek Entertainment.
It chronicles the premiere celebration, which is a motor week unlike any other, filled with grandeur and elegance featuring some of the rarest and most prestigious cars in the world. The Audrain Automobile Museum partnered with Torque Media Group to produce this account of the inaugural Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week, a world-class event bringing the best of the motoring world to a global audience. The documentary captures the highs and lows of competition, the people and passions that drive the pursuit of excellence, and the bonds that unite car lovers around the world.
The Audrain Concours d’Elegance in Newport, R.I., is rich with automotive history dating back to the dawn of the motoring age. The inaugural event captured the celebration of history, luxury and sport where the Breakers Mansion serves as a backdrop to the awarding of trophies with first in class winners competing for the Willie K. Vanderbilt Trophy. Special guests included automotive expert Nic Waller, actress Emily Ratajkowski and event chairman Jay Leno.
“We are thrilled to give car fans, collectors and everyday spectators an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the Audrain Concours d’Elegance,” said Jeff Hayne, SVP of Mill Creek Entertainment, in a statement. “Being able to experience such an iconic event at home amid the absence of live events allows enthusiasts to share their love of the automobile.”