Guests enjoyed the best of the best of classic and antique cars, vintage motorcycles and historic airplanes throughout the ages as part of The Morgan Adams Foundation Concours d’Elegance, a signature event that supports education, research and treatment of childhood cancer.

TAC Air has hosted the event for nearly two decades at the Centennial Airport

The stylish wings of a 1950s era Cadillac were among the highlights of the annual event.

A burgundy Cadillac was just one of dozens of classic cars on display in the hangar at the Centennial Airport

This year’s event on August 21 skirted some late afternoon rain showers and featured several death-defying acrobatic feats at Centennial Airport, just 20 miles south of Denver.

Now celebrating its 18th year, the event has raised over $5 million dollars for life-saving cancer research for children. The organization, founded in 1998 by Joan Slaughter and her late husband—Steven Adams– is named in honor of their daughter. Every year, about 12,400 children and teens under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer – that is one in every 330 children with the average age of diagnosis at 5 years old. More than 700 kids are affected every day.

The Concours d’Elegance or “competition of elegance” refers to an event where elegant vehicles are displayed and judged in contests. This type of event dates back to 17th-century France when affluent Parisians paraded their fanciest horse-drawn carriages in various parks during the summer for best in show. The concept arrived in the U.S. in the 1950s as a place where transportation-obsessed Americans could enjoy the beauty and elegance of vintage or classic automobiles, high-powered motorcycles,  and sleek and innovative airplanes and modern jets.

Hosted for nearly two decades by TAC Air at Centennial Airport, the hangar party featured historically significant airplanes, one-of-a-kind cars, and vintage motorcycles from some of the nation’s most elite private collections. Truly a one-of-a-kind event if you relish the evolution and design of all types of transportation vehicles, some dating back 100 years ago.

Guests were rewarded with refreshing cocktails and appetizers, delicious entries, and creamy desserts from some of Denver’s top restaurants. The evening ended with live and silent auctions of memorabilia, exclusive travel packages and luxury goods. For more information on Foundation events, how you can volunteer, or how you can donate be sure to visit:

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