Concours 101

The Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance is an experience for lovers of automobiles, motorcycles, history, design and more.

But what is a Concours d’Elegance?

The name is derived from a French term meaning “competition of elegance.”  It dates back to 17th century French aristocracy, but in modern parlance it’s a competition among owners based on the appearance, history, significance and condition of their automobiles or motorcycles.

Concours d’Elegance vehicles can be split into classes according to build year, vehicle type, country of origin, or even manufacturer.  They are judged by trained professionals, who examine the vehicle thoroughly, taking into account nearly every aspect of the vehicle, though their emphasis is on historical importance and condition.

Vehicles prepared for a Concours d’Elegance competition are presented in the same – or better – condition than when it was created by the factory or coachbuilder.  Modifications are generally disallowed, unless they are originally available or period-correct.

In short, these vehicles are rare, beautiful, and transport their owners — and those who attend a Concours d’Elegance – to a different time.

The vehicles competing in a Concours d’Elegance are nothing short of rolling artwork. And winning a trophy in a Concours d’Elegance adds to the provenance of the vehicle and stands as a testament to its history and significance.

The Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, slated for Sunday May 4, 2014, will be the crowning jewel of three days of activities and experiences for entrants and attendees alike.  

2014 Event Highlights

Photos from this year's event.

Thank You to all of our 2014 partners!

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