• 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 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

  • 2015 Concours D’elegance Winners

    September 21, 2015 On behalf of the entire board and committee members, we would like to thank everyone that came out for the event. It was another successful year, showcasing some of the best vehicles Des Moines, Iowa and the surrounding states have to offer. We’d also like to congratulate all of this year’s winners. Read More

  • 2015 Des Moines Concours D’elegance: In The Shadow Of The Father Of The Used Car Trade

    July 8, 2015 Raise the name “Cunningham” among members of the Classic Car Club of America and wait for the response. Roughly sixty percent will shrug their shoulders. Perhaps twenty percent, comprised primarily of Baby Boomers, may wax on about West Palm Beach racing legend Briggs Cunningham who, in the early 1950s produced his venerable Read More

  • Winners Of 2014 Des Moines Concours D’elegance

    September 29, 2014 We’re pleased to announce the following list of winners our 2014 event: Best of Show 1924 Bentley 3 Liter Park Ward, owned by Dennis Holloway of Marion, Iowa People’s Choice 1929 Packard 645 Deluxe Eight Dual-Cowl Phaeton, owned by Heartland Acres Agribition Center of Independence, Iowa Hagerty Junior Judging 1951 Studebaker Regal Read More