The original Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance began in the mid 80's and was held on the Dodge Estate Meadow Brook Hall grounds (now Oakland University) in Rochester Michigan. The show had, from the start, a great tradition of featuring automotive fine art in an invitational exhibition and a much celebrated art auction the night of the formal dinner. The event moved to Plymouth Michigan and was renamed the St. John Concours d'Elegance in 2011 where it has remained to the current year.
Larry Moss, chairman for the current concours was the event chairman for the 1999 Meadow Brook Show well remembered for the tornado that passed through the fully prepared show field the night before the event. This was his first year in the role and he... along with the rest of the team... pulled off a much "adjusted" but much appreciated event the day of the show.