Thousands of car enthusiasts attend Kirkland Concours d'Elegance at Carillon Point | Slideshow
September 12, 2011 · Updated 3:35 PM
Thousands of car enthusiasts flocked to Carillon Point for the 9th Annual Kirkland Concours d'Elegance on Sunday.
Among the classic automobiles, motorcycles and vintage wooden boats was the most famous car in the world - the Aston Martin DB5 - the famed "James Bond 007." The famed car was featured on screen with actor Sean Connery behind the wheel in the popular "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball" movies.
This family-oriented event has quickly become recognized as one of the premier concours events in the country with participant vehicles selected from across the United States and Canada.
This esteemed "contest of elegance" is judged by national and international experts. One award is judged and presented by thirteen Junior Judges, a group of 6th-9th graders from various Lake Washington School District schools.
These Junior Judges also gain an understanding and appreciation for automotive history, the restoration process, and the mechanics of a non-profit event. Nearly three hundred volunteers, most of whom return each year, make this event possible.
All profits from this spectacular event benefit uncompensated children's care at Seattle Children's Hospital and Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, with more than $1 million already donated to these needy recipients.
For more information, visit www.kirklandconcours.com.