Milwaukee, Wis., (Oct. 12, 2017) — The 2017 Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance weekend included the first-ever Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin Youth Enthusiast Award, presented to one of the car show participants at the annual Show & Glow by the Lake event on Saturday, Aug.5, 2017. The award highlighted an opportunity for teamwork, communication and provided a socialization experience as local teens on the spectrum worked together to pick their winner.
Jeff Cowie, owner of a 1978 Porsche 911SC specially prepared for the track was the 2017 recipient. Cowie invited all the teens to sit in the driver seat of his car. This personal touch was a highlight for the youth enthusiast judges and more teens look forward to attending and judging again at the 2018 event.
“We were pleased to add this element to our Show and Glow by the Lake program and delighted to engage the youth in this activity. We value our relationship with Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin and the work they do in our community,” said Mike O’Krongly, director – The Masterpiece Ltd., and chair of Show and Glow by the Lake.
The 14th annual Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance is set for the weekend of Aug. 4 – 5, 2018. The venue– Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront –remains the same as in past years. The weekend will include a casual car show on Saturday called Show & Glow by the Lake, the Style & Speed Social on Saturday evening and Sunday’s concours d’elegance competition.
The Masterpiece Ltd., host of the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance, is organized and operated exclusively to support other public charities including but not limited to those operating in southeastern Wisconsin which provide medical and social service care and relief to underprivileged children and families through various motor vehicle-related fundraising events.
Learn more at masterpieceltd.org.