Incorporating the 43rd Intermarque Concours d'Elegance
In association with NZ Classic Car Magazine

14 February, 2016
Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland
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Ellerslie Race Course, Sunday 14 February 2016, 10am - 4pm

Celebrating 43 years - with new displays, and a touch of romance…

On St Valentine's Day Sunday 14 February 2016, some 750 owners from over 75 classic car clubs will gather at Ellerslie Race Course to share their love for.... cars! They''ll be displaying the "ultimate attraction" under the theme "Love Story." Come celebrate the classic love affair we've had with cars over the decades. Watch this site for more information on the display theme and judging criteria.

In 2016 you'll also see what's possible and what's on offer from our main sponsors - Parkside Media/NZ Classic Car Magazine; Meguiar's and Classic Cover Insurance.

This year again you'll not only see cars competing for best restoration trophies but also for the best unrestored everyday "survivor" award.
Introduced in 2014, the "Survivor" class allows more classic car owners to compete for awards without the sometimes eye-watering 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.

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 I 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. Start planning now to share the love on February 14th…

*Host club in 2016 is the Porsche Car Club. See more...

Tours 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 2016 6 tours are likely - details to come. In 2015 there were 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...

Sunday competing clubs

Club entry on the day - check your gate entry points. More...

The 2015 results are now available here.
Commercial Display Opportunities:
Telephone David Burke-Kennedy, 09 473 8635 or email your details to

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

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