The second Sunday in February has become a highlight in every New Zealand car lover’s calendar. Thousands of car enthusiasts visit Ellerslie Racecourse to enjoy this country’s biggest line up of classics – many of them regarded among the world’s best restorations.
The Intermarque Concours d'Elegance is central to the show. It celebrates classic cars with competitions of an international standard based on presentation, cleanliness, condition, originality and excellence. The coveted awards include the Intermarque Team Shield for club teams of two, Masters Class for individual entries and Best “Survivor”.
Aside from the Concours cars and a number of exciting new events, about 80 car clubs will create the biggest display of car marques from all around the globe. These displays compete for the title of "Best Club Display".
Back for next year (the COVID postponed 2022 show) are attractions introduced last show:
the 50-50-50 competition for younger cars and younger entrants.
a display of classic hot rods
Unfinished projects - a display of unrestored cars, barn finds, partial builds & other bits & pieces
New for next show will be:
A display of Concours Standard Modified vehicles
A display of rally cars
A special display of Jaguars - celebrating 100 years of production.
Displayed vehicles range from the early 1900s, through to the latest modern exotics. Vehicles range from micros to high performance supercars. The event is renowned for the diversity of cars on show – from British, European and American marques through to Japanese, Australian and even sometimes New Zealand made cars.
Watch the judging from 10am and then the prize giving at approximately 2.30pm.
Food and drink is available or bring a picnic. The event is held rain or shine but sorry no dogs are allowed at Ellerslie Racecourse.
As previously, there are also the Tours d'Elegance road tours for classic cars to participate in a delightful drive around local areas with fellow classic car enthusiasts on Saturday the 11th February, the day before the show. See Tours info and online entry for details of the timings and routes for 2023.
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MEGUIAR'S TOURS D'ELEGANCE 11TH FEBRUARY 2023 (the day before the show)
Organised by the MG Car Club, this "open to all" event is one of the biggest classic driving events on the calendar. Planning for 2023 will get under way soon.