The Heartlands Driving Tour Info
September 12, 2019, 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Please join us for the 14th annual Heartlands Driving Tour by registering below. This is an exclusive event of the Des Moines Concours d’Elegance! All net proceeds of this event will benefit Children’s Cancer Connection. Please note: AUGUST 31ST IS THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS!
Details coming soon.
The Tour is neither a parade nor a timed rally; rather, a drive at your own pace along a specific route that uses two lane scenic roads to the fullest extent possible, all paved. The Tour is a rain or shine event.
A Guide of the Tour will be distributed at check-in. For those with no passengers along to navigate, we suggest you follow a car with a navigator. The tour will start at the Iowa Capitol Building, lot 14 on the south east side. Ground was broken for the Capitol Building in 1871 and construction was completed in 1886. The main features are the five domes with the center dome covered in gold leaf. The interior of the Capitol Building contains marble staircases, art, displays of Iowa history, and a beautiful law library. The Capitol Building is primarily used as the house of the Legislative Branch of the Iowa government. Many other functions are held in and on the grounds. This includes the award ceremony for the World Food Prize each October.
Lunch concludes the tour and you will be able to follow the given directions back to the Wellmark building where the cars will be stored overnight and the banquet later that evening.
All submissions need to have been made by 5 pm on August 31st, 2019.