What is the Intermarque Concours d'Elegance?
- A celebration of classic and marque cars
- Competitions based on presentation, appearance, originality
The MG Car Club launched the first Intermarque Concours d'Elegance
at the sunken gardens, Cornwall Park on December 1, 1972. Then as
now, the event was an inter-club affair and MG became the first
winner of the Inter-Club Challenge Shield. Honours also went to
Alvis, Studebaker, Jowett, Riley, and Citroen Car Clubs.
Until 1981 MG and Jaguar dominated the Cornwall Park event. Then
Porsche took the Shield and moved the rapidly growing show to Ellerslie.
Today over 65 car clubs, leading new vehicle dealerships, sponsors
and the restoration industry support the event.
Each year thousands of car enthusiasts and those who are simply
curious spend the day browsing round the displays. There are now
more honours - ranging from the coveted Intermarque Team Shield
to Masters Class for individual vehicles and Best Display - the
theme for which this year is "Love Story"
Vehicles not only come from around the country but also the world
- in 2003 for example we welcomed 27 Alvis owners and their cars
from the UK.
It takes almost a year to put a show like this together. The winning
club each year hosts the subsequent event with the support of other
Continuity, procedure and judging is overseen by TACCOC, the Thoroughbred
and Classic Car owners Club. The organising committee meets monthly.
Vehicles displayed will range from the early '20s through to the
latest modern exotics, and will vary from Micro cars through to
Utes and the most exotic cars in New Zealand.
Click here to view the
results since 1972 (PDF file).
Intermarque Concours around the world
A celebration of classic and marque cars - competitions based
on presentation, appearance, originality and excellence. In the
United States and Europe, the attendance at such events is in the
hundreds of thousands, the investment measured in millions.
Clearly New Zealand cannot hope to emulate such extravagant affairs,
but with committed imaginative sponsors and the impressive foundations
that we currently have, The New Zealand Classic Car Weekend and
Intermarque Concours events will be the Blue Riband events of the
New Zealand motoring calendar.
To gain a full appreciation of the world of Concours, visit
Concours minutes and reports
to view the 2015 AGM minutes (PDF file)
to view the 2014 AGM minutes and attachments (PDF file)
Click here to view
the 2013 AGM minutes (PDF file)
Your hosts for 2017 - the Porsche Car Club