Applications for the 2023 Des Moines Concours are closed. We will be accepting applications for the 2024 Concours in March.

The Des Moines Concours is a premier exhibition of vintage, classic and special interest collectible motor vehicles that celebrates the fine art, design evolution, and amazing innovations of motor vehicles through the years, as well as the talented designers and engineers that created them. The Concours is held in downtown Des Moines on closed streets surrounding the internationally recognized John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park that features 31 works of art by 25 of the world’s most celebrated sculptors. The Des Moines Concours is a free event and open to the public.

Criteria for vehicle acceptance include authenticity, condition, rarity, design, engineering and innovative features and historical merit. Please note that replicas, reproductions or modified vehicles will not be accepted. The application deadline is August 1st each year. Please fill in the form below the class list.

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2023 Concours Class List

  • 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
  • Classics– Luxury, limited production automobiles produced from 1915 to 1948
  • Exotics– Speed, rarity, and provocative designs make these cars an attraction to everyone
  • American Muscle – High-performance, rear-wheel drive, mid and full-size models up to 1973
  • Motorcycles– Mechanical icons that influenced cultures with their design and engineering
  • Riviera 60th Anniversary – Buick’s personal luxury cars produced from 1963 to 1973
  • Corvette 70th Anniversary – Eight generations of the grand touring American icon
  • Nash Metropolitan 70th Anniversary – The pioneering subcompact economy car

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 Concours. Please come back in March to apply to exhibit in the 2024 Des Moines Concours d'Elegance!