Australian Concours d’Elegance
Concours d’Elegance is derived from the French, meaning a Competition of Elegance referring to the gathering of prestigious automobiles.
It dates back to 17th Century French aristocracy, who paraded horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris during summer weekends and holidays. Over time, carriages became horseless and the gatherings became a competition among automobile owners to be judged on the appearance of their automobiles. Often the competitiveness of a Concours d’Elegance forces restoration of a vehicle to surpass ‘mint’ condition, mint condition would be the state of the vehicle when it originally left the factory.
There are many Concours d’Elegance events held worldwide, the most famous include Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance California, Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Italy, Salon Privé London and Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Florida.
The event is as much about style, fashion and elegance as it is a celebration of the appreciation and enjoyment of remarkable and exotic automobiles and motorcycles – both old & new.
Event highlights include: a collection of pristine rare, classic and vintage automobiles in an exclusive environment, gourmet epicurean delights, fashion parade, entertainment, premium automotive and luxury brands, networking opportunities, mix with like-minded peers.
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