Incorporating the 41st Intermarque Concours d'Elegance
In association with NZ Classic Car Magazine

8-9 February, 2014
Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland
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The 42nd NZ Classic Car Show will be held on February 8 2015
Enquire now for a commercial display site
Phone David Burke-Kennedy, 021 2732 372

Celebrating 41 years - this year introducing "the survivors!"

On Sunday 09 February 2014 over 700 owners representing 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.

This year you'll see cars competing for awards in a whole new category - the best unrestored everyday "survivors."

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.

(Patina is best described as "tarnish" on items produced by age, wear and exposure to elements - something that is lost in the restoration process).

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.

Nostalgia - an important part of the Ellerslie Classic Car show - is the attraction for most that attend the show and comment "I used to have one of those…" evoking fond memories of cars presented in exactly the way that they remember them, not necessarily as new.

So "Survivor" class cars are effectively time capsules: original but blemished paint, the odd dent here and there; some rust spots perhaps; "lived in" seats and worn carpet all adding to the attraction of the vehicle and reflecting its life.

Talk with your club about entering your"survivor."

And watch this space for details of the club display theme for 2014 - coming soon.

* Start planning your entries now for the Intermarque Concours d'Elegance Award for the country's best classic vehicle restoration, with awards also for club entries, themed club displays, and motorkhana competition.

* Host club in 2014 is the Auckland Mustang Owners Club. Be there! 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 on the calendar!

In 2014 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...

In Memory of Gary McCrystal 3.12.1943 – 31.8.2012

We remember with affection, respect and admiration Gary McCrystal who passed on after a courageous battle with cancer for several years.
Gary was passionate about classic cars and a member of the Auckland Mustang Owners Club, the Cobra Car Club and Corvette Car Club and his cars were admired by many. His involvement with those clubs led him to committee membership of the Intermarque Concours d’Elegance.
This was his third year as chair person, leading the organisation of the 2013 “40th” event. His leadership and passionate attitude to getting things done is sadly missed by all who worked with him on the Intermarque Concours D’Elegance Committees 2011-2013.

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

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