Known as the world’s hottest street for menswear style and design, Madison Avenue has more than 90 luxury menswear stores between 57th and 86th Streets.

On Saturday, September 17, it became the place where New Yorkers could admire and enjoy their other passion: exotic and classic automobiles and motorcycles. The New York City Concours moved its annual event from Pier 17 at the New York Seaport to Madison Avenue and 72nd Street, where it kicked off the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District’s first-ever Madison Avenue Men’s Style Month. The Herculean effort to close such a busy street to traffic and then stage 30 gorgeous vintage cars and 12 motorcycles was completed just before the event opened at noon on Day 1. The NYC Concours Celebrates Talent artistic, history and innovation of the automobile and its convergence with fashion, art and music.

Rarely seen classic and vintage cars were judged and awarded. Attendees had the opportunity to vote for their favorite car. For those who appreciate the great automotive brands of the past, the star of the show was the magnificent all-electric supercar, the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne.

At 4:00 p.m., the People’s Choice Award for Most Intriguing Automobile was announced and the winner was a beautiful 1950 Ford F-1 pickup truck. The “Best of Show” award went to an XKE roadster Series 1 from 1966 and the award for best motorcycle went to 1954 AJS E95 Porcupine. The Madison Avenue Style Award went to a 1960 Auto Union 1000 SP, another legendary brand from the 1930s.

The perfect weather combined with a fashion show by Madison Avenue retailers and great music played throughout the event by the Eric Person Trio made for a delightful experience. Thirty of the internationally renowned men’s clothing stores held in-store events on the day and will offer shopping experiences and special promotions until October 16.

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