Milwaukee Wis. – (Feb. 1, 2019) Dennis Gage, producer and host of My Classic Car, will be part of the 2019 Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance, Aug. 4, in Veterans Park.
Gage and his crew will be on hand to record the event, gathering footage for an upcoming episode of My Classic Car, which airs on various networks including Motortrend, NBCSN, MAVTV, and Rev’n.
“We are absolutely thrilled that the man with the ‘stache – Dennis Gage – will be on our grounds to capture the excitement of the 15th annual Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance,” said Mike O’Krongly, president of The Masterpiece Ltd., the nonprofit organization that hosts the weekend of events that comprise the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance.
“Dennis has millions of followers and we anticipate that the program he will create will show why we believe the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance is one of the best juried concours in the Midwest,” O’Krongly said. “I have no doubt our attendees will enjoy seeing Dennis on Aug. 4 in Veterans Park.”
Gage has always loved classic cars., acquiring a 1959 Thunderbird at the age of 15. While enjoying a successful career at some of the largest consumer products companies in the world as a chemist, Gage met the founder of a fledgling production company and together they piloted a show titled My Classic Car. Hosted by Gage, the program premiered in 1997 on TNN and has been on the air ever since. Today it reaches a combined total of over 100 million TV households in the US across all the networks it is carried on and millions more worldwide via the Internet on YouTube.
“I’ve heard about the Milwaukee Concours for years but have always had a scheduling conflict with the date,” Gage said. “However, this year I was determined to get there, and I blocked the date early on. We do 26 episodes per season, but only one of those is a Concours d’Elegance, and this year it’s going to be the Milwaukee Concours!”
In 2019 the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance celebrates its 15th anniversary, a noteworthy milestone in the classic car world. Along with the casual Show & Glow Paddock, the Milwaukee Concours features hundreds of collectible classics and antiques for the enjoyment of all participants and support of our charitable partners. To mark the occasion, the crew of My Classic Car with Dennis Gage will be on hand to capture the excitement of the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance and share it with a much larger audience via television and social media following the event.
The Masterpiece Ltd., a non-profit organization, host of the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance, has contributed more than $350,000 to local charities since its inception. It 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 about the Milwaukee Concours d’ Elegance at MilwaukeeConcours.com.
Registration forms for the Show & Glow Paddock and the application form for potential concours exhibitors will be available on the website at the end of February.