Portsmouth, Rhode Island – The Aquidneck Club is an important sponsor of one of Newports most exciting annual event; Audrain’s Newport Concours & Motor Week that will occur on October 3 through October 6 this year. This summer, during the build-up to the event, our club will host Audrain’s VIP Sponsor Golf Outing and during the week of event, we will host Audrain’s Charity Golf Outing.
We will also have a presence at the event with at our booth. We invite our members, our friends and the general public interested to know more about the club to visit us during this outstanding event.
The four-day event features fine dining pop-ups, exhibitions of rare and exciting automobiles, symposiums, shopping, tennis, golf and sailing along the Newport coast. Then, once the sun goes down, experience exclusive concerts, galas and VIP parties hosted in the Gatsby-esque mansions that populate America’s original luxury capital.
The four-day program concludes with a centerpiece event, the Concours d’Elegance, which will feature a world-class collection of over a billion dollars worth of rare and vintage cars. .
One of the most famous car enthusiasts in Hollywood, Jay Leno, is the chairman of this year’s Audrain’s Newport Concours & Motor Week 2019 and he will be joined by premier automotive expert and TV personality Donald Osbourne, who serves as the Concours d’Elegance chairman.
Audrain’s Newport Concours & Motor Week 2019 will see Grammy-award winning superstar John Legend take the stage of the International Tennis Hall of Fame for a private concert. Music superstar Kenny Loggins will also be performing at the Annual Gala along with Jay Leno.
The first American car race, the Vanderbilt Cup, took place in the historic Newport area. On September 6, 1900, Willie K.Vanderbilt and some of his closest friends traveled to the nearby horse track to race their newly-imported automobiles. Little did they realize the impact the Vanderbilt Cup would have on American racing culture.
Given its rich motoring history, Newport is the premiere destination for a Concours & Motor Week. Beautiful, historic mansions and the seemingly endless Atlantic Ocean provide the most elegant of backdrops. Audrain’s Newport Concours & Motor Week will be a celebration of the automobile, uniting enthusiasts from around the world.