Incorporating the 42nd Intermarque Concours d'Elegance
In association with NZ Classic Car Magazine

7-8 February, 2015
Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland
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THE BIGGEST CLASSIC & NEW CAR SHOW IN THE COUNTRY!
Ellerslie Race Course, Sunday 8 February 2015, 10am - 4pm

Celebrating 42 years - with new display areas and "the BIG Screen!"

On Sunday 08 February 2015 some 750 owners from over 70 classic car clubs will gather at Ellerslie Race Course to share their enthusiasm, promote their clubs, and celebrate motoring as we knew it over the decades.

Part of Ellerslie is being redeveloped- and so is our show with partially reconfigured layout and new display areas in places we've never been able to show cars before.

This year the club display theme is "the BIG screen" - and the cars that appeared on it as props, part of the scenery, story or action. While actors may have had leading roles in most movies or TV series, it's the cars that are the stars for our 42nd show.

This year for the second time you'll not only see cars competing for best restoration trophies but also for the best unrestored everyday "survivor" award.

Introduced last year, the "Survivor" class allows more classic car owners to compete for awards without the sometimes eye-watering and impractical cost and time associated with restoring a vehicle.

There's a higher emphasis on age, originality and history than the other classes. Qualifying vehicles will be well cared for, unrestored, unmodified, in original condition and well preserved with patina and nostalgic qualities. Low mileage will be an advantage, as will a small number of previous owners, original paint and upholstery.

This year you'll also see "future classics" - recent model cars already gaining classic status - such as some early Japanese models - as well as cars that date back over 100 years. And of course the exotic, sporting and prestige latest models will again be shown by the country's leading distributors and dealerships - some for the first time in New Zealand.

But in the end, it's also about nostalgia - an important part of the Ellerslie Classic Car show. Displays invariably generate comments such as "we used to have one of those…" or "That's what H always dreamed of getting when I grew up" - evoking fond memories of cars from childhood, teen years and beyond. And most are presented in the way that you'll remember them, not necessarily as new.

So if you're a club - start planning for your display now. Or if you're simply an enthusiast, note the date in your diary. If you're a classic owner without a club membership - talk to other clubs about joining. Or ask about starting your own club.

*Host club in 2014 is the Auckland Mustang Owners' Club. See more...

Tour d'Elegance - 6 Classic Tours

Organised by the MG Car Club, this "open to all" event is one of the biggest classic driving events in the country - featuring up to 200 vehicles!

In 2015 there will be six tours to choose from, starting at different locations, and all finishing at Vellenoweth Green in St Heliers. More...

The History

The MG Car Club launched the first Intermarque Concours d'Elegance at the sunken gardens, Cornwall Park on December 1, 1972. Then as now, the event was an inter-club affair and MG became the first winner of the Inter-Club Challenge Shield. Honours also went to Alvis, Studebaker, Jowett, Riley, and Citroen Car Clubs.

Until 1981 MG and Jaguar dominated the Cornwall Park event. Then Porsche took the Shield and moved the rapidly growing show to Ellerslie. More...

The 2014 results are now available here.
Commercial Display Opportunities:
Telephone David Burke-Kennedy, 09 473 8635 or email your details to dbk@concours.org.nz.

The Ellerslie Intermarque Concours and Classic Car Show Incorporated, PO Box 99-272, Newmarket, Auckland.  Email: info@concours.org.nz

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