2020 Classes Announced, Now Accepting Applications to Exhibit
March 10, 2020
The 2020 Des Moines Concours marks 22 years this year and will once again represent a wide range of vehicles covering marque and model anniversaries, vehicle technologies and construction, and historic periods. We are now accepting Applications to Exhibit at http://exhibit.desmoinesconcours.com through July 31st, 2020.
The Des Moines Concours will be held on September 12th and 13th, with the Heartland Driving Tour on Saturday, Sept. 12th, followed by the Concours show on Sunday, Sept. 13th on the streets of Des Moines around the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden.
Our 2019 show included more than 170 fantastic vehicles, including the Best of Show 1917 Brewster Knight Model 41 pictured here. Owners Stuart and Kathleen Etheridge of Lynn Center, Illinois were thrilled to win after painstakingly restoring the vehicle themselves.
We’re proud to continue our wonderful relationship with our charity partner Children’s Cancer Connection. Through donations and sponsorships, we continue to support their work and their programs. The Des Moines Concours has contribute over $100,000 to Children’s Cancer Connection during our partnership.
This year’s Special Classes are:
- Alfa Romeo 110th Anniversary Class: 110th Anniversary of automobiles built by the Italian Automobile Company Alfa Romeo
- American Austin Car Company 90th Anniversary Class: Motor vehicles built by the American Austin and Bantam Car Companies of Butler, Pennsylvania
- Chevrolet Tri-Five 65th Anniversary Class: 65th Anniversary of the Chevrolet 150, 210, Bel Air, and Nomad models manufactured between 1955 and 1957
- Chevrolet Corvair 60th Anniversary Class: 60th Anniversary of the production of the Chevrolet Corvair built 1960 to 1969
- Fabulous ’50s Fiberglass Sports Car Class: Low-volume production and home-built fiberglass bodied sports cars built before 1960
- Ford Flathead V8 Class: Ford vehicles manufactured between 1932 and 1953 with original Ford Flathead V8 engines
- 4X4 and 4 Wheel Drive Class: Vehicles with a two-axle drivetrain capable of powering all four wheels simultaneously, used on and off-road
The Annual Classes for the Des Moines Concours are:
- Antiques to 1927 Class: Cars, trucks, and vehicles from the beginning of motor vehicles produced through 1927
- Early Collectibles 1928-1942 Class: A broad range of non-Classic collectible cars, trucks, and luxury cars produced between 1928 and 1942
- Atomic Age Collectibles 1946-1957 Class: Vehicles with post-war styling through to the ever-changing era of the mid-1950s
- Space Age Collectibles 1958-1967 Class: Big fins, loads of chrome, futuristic lights, and sleek body designs that carried through to the mid-1960s
- Preservation to 1970 Class: Unaltered survivors with only slight alterations like batteries, tires, and belts up to 1970
- Classics Class: High priced, low production automobiles with fine design and high standards from 1915 to 1948
- Exotics Class: High speeds and lots of power make these sleek, provocative extremes of design an attraction to anyone
- American Muscle Cars Class: Affordable high-performance rear wheel drive mid and full-size models up to 1973
- Motorcycle Class: Mechanical icons that influenced cultures with their design and engineering