• Classics Class – What You Need to Know

    The Des Moines Concours uses the Classic Car Club of America’s definition of a Full Classic as a “Fine” or “Distinctive” automobile. It may be either American or foreign built, produced only between 1915 and 1948. A number of factors come into play but, generally, a Classic was a high-priced, top-end vehicle when new, and was built in limited quantities. No Read More

  • Registration Open for 2024 Des Moines Concours

    Mark Your Calendars for our Events September 6th through 8th It’s time to submit your registration for the 2024 Des Moines Concours. Our main Concours event takes place on Sunday, September 8th from 10 am to 4 pm, capping off a weekend of activities. This year’s classes include our Annual Classes and three Special Classes: Annual Read More

  • 2023 Des Moines Concours Program Available

    The 2023 Des Moines Concours was a huge success! The downloadable program shares photos and stories about all of the exhibitors, including each of the class winners and Best of Show. Children’s Cancer Connection winners are also featured in the program, along with our Star Cars and generous sponsors. The 44-page program can be downloaded Read More

  • 2023 Concours Highlights and Winners

    Record-Breaking Turnout and Event Highlights Mark the 2023 Des Moines Concours d’Elegance The 2023 Des Moines Concours d’Elegance, held on September 10, 2023, attracted a record-breaking turnout of over 20,000 attendees to the heart of downtown Des Moines. This year’s event was “A Celebration of the Art & Design of the Automobile,” and proudly marked Read More

  • There’s something for everyone at the Des Moines Concours!

    Here’s what you can expect on Sunday, September 10th: Enjoy the closed down streets and wide-open grassy areas at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park with your family and friends Twelve different classes of cars & motorcycles will be on display. The exhibitors will be ready to share their personal stories and history of their vehicles Celebrating Read More

  • Create Lasting Memories at Des Moines Concours

    Create Lasting Memories at Des Moines Concours d’Elegance – September 10, 2023:  A Celebration of Automotive Artistry and Philanthropy Are you ready for an exquisite showcase of automotive history and design? The highly anticipated Des Moines Concours d’Elegance is just around the corner, set to take place on September 10, 2023. This premier event will Read More

  • 2023 Concours Classes Announced

    The 2023 Des Moines Concours Committee is pleased to announce the 13 classes that will be on display September 10, 2023 at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines. These classes include four special featured classes which celebrate special automotive anniversaries or luxury. 2023 Full Class List Antiques– Vehicles produced from the beginning of Read More

  • Announcing the 2022 Concours Winners

    1933 Packard Convertible Victoria wins Best of Show at the 2022 Des Moines Concours! The Des Moines Concours d’Elegance to benefit Children’s Cancer Connection awarded Best of Show to a 1933 Packard Convertible Victoria on Sunday, September 11, 2022. The car led a field of more than 150 vehicles that included two Star Cars, a Read More

  • 2022 Concours Program Available for Download

    The 2022 Des Moines Concours d’Elegance Program, featuring Best of Show, Class Winners and Hagerty Youth Judging winners, is now available for download. Printed copies will be mailed to all exhibitors and sponsors. The PDF download is available for free to everyone. The program highlights the vehicles that exhibited at the event and a few Read More

  • 2021 Concours Program available

    The 2021 Des Moines Concours d’Elegance Program, featuring Best of Show, Class Winners and Hagerty Youth Judging winners, is available for download! Printed copies have been provided to all exhibitors and sponsors. It is now available as a pdf free of charge. It highlights all the vehicles that were exhibited at the event, showcase our Read More