Sponsored by Classic Cover, the heart of the show is the three judged competitions to find the best classic cars in the country
Top scoring car overall 2023
Entries open in June
Clubs can enter a team or more of two cars and they are judged for the coveted Intermarque Concours d'Elegance shield and the prestige of hosting the next event
Judged to the same rules as the Teams Event, this competition is for clubs who wish to enter single cars rather than a team of two.
This event is to find the best over 35 year old unrestored car. More originality and age points are available than the other competitions
There are two entry stages for Clubs to participate in the Ellerslie Classic Car Show
Stage 1 is to secure a site by entering your club in the Club Display (judged or non judged), Teams Event, Masters Class, and Survivors Class of the Ellerslie Classic Car Show on Sunday 9th February 2025. This should be completed as soon as possible to secure a good site and before 10th November 2024 Space is limited and sites will be allocated by the Organising Committee with early entries being given preference
Stage 2 is for details of your club's entries in the Teams Event, Masters Class or Survivors Class of the Ellerslie Classic Car Show on Sunday 9th February 2025 (Stage 2 Entry is not required for Club Display, judged or non judged, or Unfinished Projects). This can be completed now if you have full details of your entries but must be back to the Organising Committee by 10th November 2024
Judging for the Teams Event, Masters Class and Survivors Class to the highest standard is carried out by a team of independent judges from the Thoroughbred And Classic Car Owners Club (TACCOC).
Preliminary judging may be required if the number of entries exceeds six.
For Teams and Masters Class events, cars must be at least 5 years old. Cars for the Survivors Class must be at least 35 years old.
Judging is carried out in up to thirteen categories, each with their own judge or judges. Cars are evaluated as follows to a maximum points award in each category. You can see more detail by looking at the full results from previous years.
YOUR CLUB CAN WIN!
It is apparent to the organisers of the event that many of the clubs that regularly display cars on the day are not entering a team in Concours because they don't feel that their cars are up to the standard required, are not sure about preparing cars for the event or don't think their club would have the resources to host the next years event. It can be seen from the standard of cars on club displays that many are good enough to take out prizes in the Teams, Masters or Survivors competitions and clubs don't need to be large to host the event because other clubs and service organisations are always willing to help. And the payout for winning is a substantial boost for club funds - in the last few years it has been around $8,000