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, appearance, cleanliness, condition, originality and excellence. The coveted awards include the Intermarque Team Shield, Masters Class 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 Best Club Display.
Back for 2022 are attractions introduced last show:
the 50-50-50 competition for younger cars and younger entrants.
a display of classic Hotrods
Unfinished Projects - a display of unrestored cars, partial builds & other bits & pieces
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 3pm
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 12th February, the day before the show. See Tours info and online entry for details of the timings and routes for 2022.
2021 Top Scoring Car Overall
MEGUIAR'S TOURS D'ELEGANCE 12TH FEBRUARY 2022 (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 2022 will get under way soon.