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Capitol Concours Tour d'Elegance to help kids

Owners of foreign, domestic collector cars support children through passion for cars
Capitol Concours Shriners Hospital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Saturday, Sept. 18, the Capitol Concours Tour d’Elegance will kick off a full weekend of festivities aimed to raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Northern California.

Concours sponsor Mercedes-Benz | Sacramento El Dorado Hills Rocklin will be the launch site for this spectacular event, which will gather owners of all sorts of classic, vintage and exotic cars to rally along a designated route that meanders through many captivating areas of the Sacramento region.

“Owners of all cars are invited to participate in this fun event, not just cars participating in the Sunday Concours,” said Alan Anderson, director of Development for Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Northern California.

The Tour d’Elegance launches at 10 a.m. where drivers will enjoy breakfast and concludes at 1 p.m. with lunch at Mercedes-Benz Rocklin. A $25 car entry fee will go directly to the Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Northern California charity.

“Expect to see an incredible selection of vehicles including numerous classic Thunderbirds – our American feature – and beautiful Ferrari and Alfa Romeo representing our Cars of Italy feature,” said Anderson. All enthusiasts are encouraged enter a car and join the tour on Saturday, Sept. 18, to help raise money for children in need of hospitalization and medical treatment.

Primary Concours weekend sponsors include: Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Rocklin - members of the Von Housen Automotive Group, Snyder Leasing, Elk Grove Toyota, Roseville Auto Mall, CC Myers, Kniesel's Collision and SureWest Foundation. The event is supported by SCCA-Sports Car Club of America, Lamborghini Club America, Ferrari Club of America Pacific Region-Sacramento, EuroSunday, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and their Capitol Mall property owner membership.

To learn more, visit the event website at

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