Noted appraiser and television personality Mr. Donald Osborne has announced he will again be returning to Milwaukee to join the 2018 Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance as an honored guest and a member of the Concours Judging Team.
Osborne shares his considerable knowledge and experience with millions of viewers in his regular feature “Assess & Caress with Donald Osborne” on the CNBC Primetime show “Jay Leno’s Garage,” where he discusses collector car values and trends.
As an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers, Osborne is the Principal of his company Automotive Valuation Services. His expertise in the inspection, evaluation, valuation, purchase and sale of vintage Italian, French, German, British and American cars have been recognized by leading collectors, institutions and organizations in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
Osborne is a contributing editor and auction analyst for Sports Car Market magazine and has written for many publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week Online, Hagerty, and Road & Track magazines. Osborne is also the author of the book “Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Chrome and Fins” which details the story of the creative exchange between Italy and America in mid-century automotive design.
All of this means Osborne travels extensively in the U.S. and Europe, attending major events, rallies and auctions. He has appeared as co-host of the nationally broadcast TV show “What’s My Car Worth” and has judged at major concours events including Amelia Island and many others but maintains that “Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance have by far become one of my favorite stops. The history, architecture, the people, and the show full of true enthusiasts who really connect with their cars are all just fantastic.”
Chief Judge Colin Comer said, “I am thrilled to have my long-time friend Donald return to the Concours again as a Celebrity Judge. Beyond being one of my favorite people, Donald’s encyclopedic knowledge of collector cars is second to none, as is his enthusiasm for our hobby. But it is Donald’s love of cars and car people that really sets him apart, and that is what I am most excited to share with everybody who attends the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance this August. Donald is the quintessential car guy and this is a rare opportunity to not only meet him but also see hundreds of incredible cars along Milwaukee’s stunning lakefront.”
Osborne will participate in the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance Motor Tour in the morning on Saturday, Aug. 4, departing from Veterans Park. On Saturday afternoon he will participate in the Hagerty Classic Cars seminar. Saturday evening, Aug. 4, Osborne will attend the Style & Speed Social on Saturday evening at the Milwaukee Club, 706 N. Jefferson St. This event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at MilwaukeeConcours.com. Osborne will be mingling with our guests, sharing his knowledge, and enjoying a delightful evening of good conversation, food and beverages. The next day brings both the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance and the Show & Glow Paddock, both held on Sunday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., in Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront.