The 2022 Des Moines Concours d’Elegance events were held September 9th, 10th , and 11th. Please check our Facebook feed (www.facebook.com/desmoinesconcours) for the most current information.
Donations are accepted year-round – visit our DONATE page. All donations benefit the Children’s Cancer Connection.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
Inaugural Des Moines Concours Charity Gala
September 9th will be a really fun, quality evening at the fabulous Stine Barn, located at 4000 Turnberry Drive, West Des Moines. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Here are some highlights:
- Great food catered by Cyd’s
- Beer, wine and soft drinks
- Myron Stine’s one of 112 built, first in the country, 2022 Lamborghini Countach and his rare 1985 “Downdraft” Countach
- Curt Leaverton’s Porsche Carrara GT and 1937 Alfa 6C
- National author/speaker Tom Cotter, Barn Find Hunter
And….$200 of each ticket is 501(c)3 tax deductible with proceeds going to the Children’s Cancer Connection.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
16th Annual Heartland Driving Tour Presented by Hagerty
The 2022 Heartland Driving Tour Presented by Hagerty takes drivers back in time along an historic highway and through Iowa towns and countryside, visits an automotive collection and military tribute, and features photo opps at points of interest along the way. Towns on the drive include Dexter, Stuart, Menlo and Greenfield. Attractions include a bank robbed by Bonnie and Clyde, the original Freedom Rock® and the Foster collection in Greenfield.
The tour begins at Triumph Park at 700 Douglas Parkway in Waukee. Registration opens up at 7:30 am with wheels up at 8:00 am. The tour ends at Raccoon River Park with a BBQ lunch provided to all tour participants.
Price for the tour is $40 for each participant (driver and passengers), and includes lunch. Proceeds benefit Children’s Cancer Connection.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Des Moines Concours d’Elegance at the Pappjohn Sculpture Garden in Des Moines (Grand and Locust between 12th and 16th Streets).
- FREE to the public – however, FREE WILL donations may be made and are encouraged to the Children’s Cancer Connection. There are marked tubes placed around the exhibit for your donations. Thank you for your generosity!
- Exhibit of more than 150 cars
- Midway featuring food, merchandise and service vendors
- Car Clubs from Des Moines area showcasing cars from members (west of 16th Street on Grand)
2:45 p.m. Star Car Presentations
3 p.m. Grand Awards Presentation: Join us at 13th and Grand for the presentation of Class Winners and Best of Show.
4 p.m. Roar at 4: Listen as cars fire up their engines to leave the showfield. Have your camera ready!
Q: What is the cost for the show?
A: The show is FREE to attend. Concessions from our food and merch vendors are priced by each vendor.
Q: I’m not a “car person”, so what’s in it for me?
A: We show cars to highlight their artistic, design, technological and historical significance. Rather than large groups of similar cars, many of our classes showcase one or two examples of each type of vehicle.
We also find many people like to find cars like family members had in the past, have only seen in video games or have had on their Bucket Lists.
Q: Where can I park?
A: There is ample public parking downtown around the showfield, including both public garages and street parking.
Q: Can I take pictures?
A: Absolutely. We encourage you to find your favorite vehicles and take lots of pictures. Feel free to share them on our Facebook page, as well.