Concours History

The Concours d’Elegance has its roots in 17th century France, when the aristocracy would parade their horse-drawn carriages through the parks of Paris. With the advent of the automobile, Concours d’Elegance events evolved into competitions between automobile manufacturers, custom coachbuilders, and owners, whose vehicles were judged on the beauty of their design.

About the Event

The 7th Concours South Africa takes place at Munyaka Balwin, Waterfall Drive, Midrand on Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November 2023. Judging of the cars will take place on Sunday morning with the prize giving ceremony on Sunday afternoon. This year’s judging panel will be made up of experts, both local and international.

Exclusive in South Africa, Concours South Africa will bring together the finest classic, luxury and sports cars from pre-war vintage to the modern era. The competition is limited to 60 vehicles and will take place at the Munyaka Balwin, Waterfall Drive, Midrand.

The Concours is not a contest of speed, but of elegance.

Automobiles are judged on the quality of presentation, historical accuracy, technical merit and style—and the best garner reward and recognition.