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  • An Extraordinary Auto Exhibition. From Every Era. For Every Age.

    The Des Moines Concours d’Elegance to benefit Children’s Cancer Connection is an auto exhibition like no other in the area. All cars being exhibited are in the same, if not better, condition as when they left the factory. The best examples, most from within Iowa, are brought together for the public to not only enjoy Read More

  • Announcing Classes for the 2021 Des Moines Concours, Applications to Exhibit Now Being Accepted

    The Iowa Automotive Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce our classes for the 2021 Des Moines Concours to benefit Children’s Cancer Connection. The event is scheduled for September 11th and 12th, 2021. The Heartland Driving Tour will take place on Saturday, September 11th on a route to be determined. The Concours will be held Sunday, Read More

  • Moving Forward for 2021!

    The Iowa Automotive Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce that plans are underway for the 2021 Des Moines Concours to benefit Children’s Cancer Connection. The event is scheduled for September 11th and 12th, 2021. The Heartland Driving Tour will take place on Saturday, September 11th on a route to be determined. The Concours will be Read More

  • 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