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A Celebration Of The Art & Design Of The Automobile

The 2022 Concours Classes

We are pleased to announce the following classes for the 2022 Des Moines Concours d’Elegance:

  • Antiques – Vehicles produced from the beginning of motor vehicles through 1927
  • Early Collectibles – A broad range of cars and trucks produced between 1928 and 1942
  • Atomic Age Collectibles – Vehicles with post-war styling built between 1946 and 1957
  • Space Age Collectibles – Tailfins, chrome and sleek body lines, produced from 1958 to 1969
  • Preservation – Unaltered survivors produced before 1973 with only minor updates like batteries, tires, and belts
  • Classics – High-priced, low production, finely-designed automobiles produced from 1915 to 1948
  • Exotics – Speed, power, and sleek, provocative designs make these cars an attraction to everyone
  • American Muscle Cars – High-performance, rear-wheel drive, mid and full-size models up to 1973
  • Motorcycles – Mechanical icons that influenced cultures with their design and engineering
  • Kaiser-Frazer 75th Anniversary – Kaiser, Frazer, Henry J, and Allstate cars produced by Kaiser-Frazer Corporation from 1947 to 1955
  • Austin 7 Centenary – Showcasing 1922-1938 Austin Sevens and licensed derivatives: 1930-1940 American Austin and Bantam; 1927-1931 Dixi & BMW; and 1928-1930 Rosengart
  • Austin-Healey & Austin Mini 1952-1968 – A decade and a half of classic sports cars and practical family saloons
  • Camaro 55th Anniversary – Chevrolet Camaros built from 1967 to 1974, including COPO dealer cars and well-known period performance groups

Plans are underway for 2022!

The Iowa Automotive Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce that plans are underway for the 2022 Des Moines Concours to benefit Children’s Cancer Connection. The event is scheduled for September 10th and 11th, 2022. The Heartland Driving Tour will take place on Saturday, September 10th on a route to be determined. The Concours will be held Sunday, September 11th in downtown Des Moines around the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden.

Go HERE to view the 2022 classes for the Des Moines Concours. Online applications will be available soon.

Thirteen classes of sculptured machines – from Classics to Kaisers, Edsels to Exotics. All on display around the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park.