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  • Des Moines Concours Postponed until 2021

    The Iowa Automotive Heritage Foundation has made the difficult decision to postpone the Des Moines Concours d’Elegance until 2021. The decision was made in light of the many variables that could affect the Concours due to COVID-19. Foundation president Peter Hemken stated, “As much as we would like to hold this year’s show, there are Read More

  • 2019 Program Available on Our Website

    Check out the program for the 2019 Des Moines Concours, including Best of Show, Class winners, and Hagerty Youth Judging winners. The full program is available to download from our website by clicking here. This is our first year to produce the program after the show and allows us to highlight all the vehicles that Read More

  • Inventive Iowan Created First 4-Wheel Drive

    At the 2020 Des Moines Concours, we’re honoring the Iowa roots of 4-wheel drive. Our 4×4 and 4-Wheel Drive Class pays tribute to the foundational work of Jesse Livingood in creating a 4-wheel drive attachment for a Ford automobile in 1914. At the time, Iowa’s road system covered a good portion of the state. Roads, Read More

  • COVID-19 and Planning for the Des Moines Concours

    The Des Moines Concours team continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, both in Iowa and nationwide. Given the current projected curve of the coronavirus, we believe the pandemic will sufficiently subside and the Concours will go forward as scheduled September 12 and 13. Our team continues to recruit the very best examples of vehicles Read More

  • 2020 Classes Announced, Now Accepting Applications to Exhibit

    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 Read More

  • Best of Show, Full Winners List for 2019 Des Moines Concours

    The Des Moines Concours d’Elegance to benefit Children’s Cancer Connection awarded Best of Show to a 1917 Brewster-Knight Model 41 Single Enclosed Drive on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. The car led a field of over 170 vehicles that included two 1970 Plymouth Superbirds, one fully restored and the other completely original; and a pair of Read More

  • Des Moines Concours d’Elegance is full of surprises

    We are pleased with the great weather, large crowd and the surprise win for Best of Show awarded to Alan and Janet Larson with their rare 1946 Chevrolet Woody Station Wagon. The look on their face before receiving the award was priceless. We cannot thank our sponsors and volunteers who truly make this weekend happen. Read More

  • Des Moines Concours D’elegance Raises Money For The Fight Against Childhood Cancer

    Members of the Iowa Automobile Heritage Foundation presented a $20,000 check to the Children’s Cancer Connection. The money was raised through the annual Des Moines Concours d’Elegance held in Downtown Des Moines. It was also announced today that the 2017 Concours will be held Sunday, September10th. “The goal of the Iowa Automotive Heritage Foundation is Read More

  • 2016 Winners Announced

    September 25, 2016 The Des Moines Concours d’Elegance awarded Best of Show to a 1928 Gardner 85 on Sunday, September 11th, 2016. The car led a field of Class Winners that included well-known makers like Cadillac and lesser-known ones like Economy. The 1928 Gardner 85 is owned by Robert and Kim Gardner of St. Paul, Read More

  • Children’s Cancer Organization Helped By Des Moines Concours D’elegance

    November 20, 2015 DES MOINES – The gathering of 170 iconic cars and motorcycles on a beautiful Iowa day has provided $25,000 to support families of Iowa children affected by cancer. The Iowa Automobile Heritage Foundation, organizers of the 2015 Des Moines Concours d’ Elegance automobile exhibition, today presented the proceeds of the September 13th event Read More