The Concours d’Elegance has its roots in 17th century France, when the aristocracy would parade their horse-drawn carriages through the parks of Paris.
With the advent of the automobile, Concours d’Elegance events evolved into competitions between automobile manufacturers, custom coachbuilders, and owners, whose vehicles were judged on the beauty of their design.
About the Event
The second Concours South Africa will take place at Sun City from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th August 2016. Judging of the cars will take place on both Saturday and Sunday with the prize giving ceremony on Sunday afternoon. This year’s judging panel will be made up of experts, both local and international.
Exclusive in South Africa, Concours SA will bring together the finest classic, luxury and sports from pre-war vintage to the modern era. The competition is limited to 150 vehicles and will take place on the plush lawns of the old Main Hotel which has recently been renamed The Soho Hotel, as part of a major revamp of the Sun City complex.
The Concours is not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles are judged on the quality of presentation, historical accuracy, technical merit and style—and the best garner reward and recognition.