The Motorists Concours D’Elegance debuts with world-class quality

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Article by James Ward

4th April, 2022

A stunning array of cars, displayed against the spectacular backdrop of Point Leo Estate sculpture garden, cements the inaugural Concours show as an event to mark in your calendar.

Even the wild winds of Westernport Bay could not put a dampener on the first-ever Motorists Concours D’Elegance event this past weekend.

A spectacular display of cars, seamlessly blending vintage with classic, and classic with modern, nestled in the picturesque surrounds of the Point Leo Estate sculpture park, had the sense of a mature and established event, not one in its debut year.

With over 100 vehicles on display, spanning ten judging categories, the Concours included an eclectic mix of beautifully presented vehicles ranging from a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Roadster, to a 1965 Volvo P1800S coupe, through to the only McLaren F1 in Australia, a car valued in excess of $20 million.

All vehicles were presented with a neat QR code system to allow visitors to quickly learn more about the car, and vote for their ‘People’s Choice’ favourite.

David Belford, of The Motorists, noted “The Motorists Concours D’Elegance at Point Leo Estate on the weekend was the realisation of a dream we all had at The Motorists.”

“I was incredibly proud to see the calibre of event we were able to bring together. The level of cars displayed amongst the Sculpture at Point Leo Estate was truly world-class. The positive feedback from entrants and guests so far has been overwhelming, with guests comparing it to Concours they have been to overseas.”

Winners of all categories were announced on Sunday afternoon, with the 1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp Skiff taking the ‘Best in Show’ prize, while the 1961 Porsche 356B Coupe took the ‘People’s Choice’ honours.

A full list of entrants across all categories can be found below.

Plans are already underway for a follow-up even in 2023 with Belford noting “we are already fielding a few special car entries for next year which we are thoroughly looking forward to.”

If the debut show is anything to go by, we cannot wait for next year!

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