Driving for a Cure: The 20th Annual Morgan Adams Concours d'Elegance

Join us for an extraordinary evening of vintage and exceptionally-crafted vehicles while making a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer. The 20th Annual Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever before! Mark your calendars for August 26th, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, as Centennial Airport transforms into a world-class exhibit featuring airplanes, automobiles, and motorcycles.

Prepare to be captivated as you explore a stunning collection of over 86 exotic and timeless classic street and race cars. Admire the elegance of more than 53 custom private jets and extraordinary period aircraft, and discover the beauty of 56 highly coveted classic motorcycles. 

As you immerse yourself in this automotive wonderland, indulge in a walk-about feast showcasing delectable samples from some of the finest restaurants and beverage providers in the area. AAA Colorado, Gulfstream, EarthRoamer, and many others will tantalize your taste buds throughout the evening.

This incredible event was initiated by Joan Slaughter and her late husband, Steven Adams, as a heartfelt tribute to their daughter, Morgan, who lost her battle with cancer. Joan reflects on the event with immense pride, stating, “We have the privilege of showcasing vehicles from every era, sharing exquisite models with historical significance, and presenting some of the coolest, fastest, and most desirable vehicles on the market today. But beyond that, the true magic lies in knowing that our guests, exhibitors, and volunteers unite to make a profound impact on the lives of children and teenagers fighting cancer. It truly is an evening like no other.”

All the proceeds from this event will benefit The Morgan Adams Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) organization devoted to enhancing the quality of life and survival rates of children diagnosed with pediatric cancers. The Foundation was inspired by Morgan Adams, a brave young girl who valiantly fought a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor. Despite her unwavering courage, Morgan passed away at the tender age of 6. To honor her memory and create lasting change, her parents joined the Oncology Advisory Board at The Children’s Hospital in Denver. This involvement sparked the inception of Artma, a biennial art auction, in 2001. Following its success and the overwhelming community response, the Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance was established in 2003.

Joan reflects on the event’s remarkable growth, saying, “From its humble beginnings as one of the country’s few ‘hangar parties,’ the Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance has flourished over the past 19 years. We’ve had the privilege of showcasing truly exceptional machines, many of which have never been seen outside museums. Our event has grown from 500 guests, 50 cars, and 20 planes to over 1500 guests each year, with 125 cars, 50 aircraft, and more than 50 motorcycles filling two full hangars. It’s an exhilarating experience, and we’re immensely grateful to have created something that our guests and patrons adore, ensuring their return year after year. If you’re passionate about anything that moves, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Join us for an unforgettable evening that supports an incredibly noble cause.”

The Morgan Adams Foundation is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for children with cancer. Your generous contributions directly fund pediatric cancer research and therapies that improve survival rates and reduce the devastating side effects of treatments. The Foundation also provides financial assistance to families in need during their child’s treatment. Together, we promise to continue funding hope until we find a cure.

For tickets and event details, please visit morganadamsconcours.org. To learn more about The Morgan Adams Foundation or to make a donation, visit morganadamsfoundation.org. Let’s come together as a community to make a lasting impact on the lives of these brave children and their families.

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