These New England car shows are among the 10 best in the U.S., according to USA Today readers

One lands in Brookline this fall.

Cars are on display at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance car show in Greenwich, Conn. in 2017. –TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty Images

Attention, gearheads: Two of the best car shows in the U.S. are right here in New England, according to USA Today readers.

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in Greenwich, Conn., ranked No. 5, and RADwood, with multiple locations that include Brookline, ranked No. 9 on USA Today’s list of 10 best car shows, which was released July 26. The No. 1 car show in America is Back to the 50’s in St. Paul, Minn.

“The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance comprises two events back to back, the Concours Americana for American cars and motorcycles and the Concours International for imported marques,” USA Today’s editors wrote. “Each year features a new class, displayed along the waterfront in Greenwich over the weekend. Visitors can also attend a collector car auction or take a gander at the luxurious yachts on display at the nearby docks.”


This year’s Greenwich Concours d’Elegance event took place May 31 to June 2.

Radwood has multiple locations, including a Boston-area show coming up at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum on Oct. 12 in Brookline.

“Radwood showcases cars from the 80s and 90s with visitors donning their best period dress,” USA Today wrote. “This fun and colorful event doesn’t take itself too seriously and offers an excellent opportunity to see nostalgic vehicles like the Lamborghini Jalpa or Delorean.”

A Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Arizona in 2010. —Jimmy Smith / flickr

Another local car event snagged the No. 1 spot on USA Today’s list of best attraction for car lovers: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions. The auction, which takes place in multiple locations, was at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., in June. It was the only New England spot on that list.

“Even if you’re not in the market for a classic car, the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is a must for car lovers who get to see some hundreds of high-end autos on the auction block at their events around the country each year,” USA Today wrote. “There’s a bit of everything, from prewar classics and American muscle cars to souped-up hot rods and exotic vehicles, and the bidding makes for excellent people-watching.”


For the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards lists, USA Today travel experts select 20 nominees in topics that range from food to lodging, destinations to things to do, and then ask readers to cast votes to determine the top 10.

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