Canada's prestigious car show takes place right by the water at Cobble Beach Golf Course in Kemble, Ontario.

It's a bit of a contradiction, celebrating just the fourth year of Ontario's still-young Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance, considering some of the collector cars on display are well over a century old. And yet, here we are - just days away from the already-well-respected class cars event that takes place on September 18, 2016.

One of Canada's most prestigious classic car shows takes place right by the water at Cobble Beach Golf just a 20 kilometre drive straight north of Owen Sound, Ontario and about three hours northwest of Toronto. The lineup of cars is plenty impressive, and includes everything from a 1911 Stevens-Duryea Model AA Tourer and a 1964.5 Ford Mustang, to a 1938 Cadillac Brunn-Bodied V8 Roadster and a 1987 Lotus 99T last driven by the legendary Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna.

There will be over 100 vehicles at the fast-growing event, and true to its name ("competition of elegance"), there will be plenty of awards being handed out to the best-of-the-best in numerous classes.

 

Cobble Beach Concours rides into Canada once again

 

Last year's Best of Show winner - a 1938 Graham 97 Supercharged Cabriolet with coachwork by Saoutchik - will return, as is tradition, to give up its crown to the top vehicle in 2016.

Another tradition is the display-only Museum Class, which features vehicles from Canadian and American museums. It's presented by Cadillac Canada, which itself will have four vehicles on display in that class (1912 Cadillac Model 30, 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood, 1959 Cadillac Cyclone, and the Elmiraj Concept).

For those who want a taste of new models, Cadillac will also have current models at Cobble Beach Concours, including the: ATS and ATS-V, CTS-V, CT6, Escalade, and the new 2017 XT5.

New this year will be competitions focused on specific makes, including: Corvettes, Packards, Aston Martins, and one legendary Porsche, the 356.

The Hagerty Classic Car Ride and Drive is for those who aren't content with just admiring cars and need to actually get behind the wheel.

Also new this year is the Hagerty Classic Car Ride and Drive, for those who aren't content with just admiring cars and need to actually get behind the wheel. The ride and drives, which last half an hour and are first-come, first-served, will let visitors drive five classic cars, including the a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS, or the aforementioned '64.5 Mustang and a few more surprises.

Last year had its share of eye-catching cars, from a 1929 Packard 645 Dual-Cowl Phaeton that won the People's Choice Award, to a 1903 Stanley Steamer, whose owner resides in Oshawa, Ontario. From Studebakers to Lamborghinis to Bugattis, there's no shortage of classics here in Canada.

Tickets are available for both the pre-Concours events on Saturday, September 17, as well as for the Concours d'Elegance on Sunday the 18th.

If you just don't have the time (or funds) to visit some of the other big-name Concours events in the United States or even Europe, Canada's Cobble Beach isn't just a mere second choice, it's an event that could in different ways give other classic events a run for their money.

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