June 19, 20 & 21, 2020
To our Concours d'Elégance Community,
We hope you and your families are safe and healthy as you prepare personally and professionally for the impacts of the Covid-19. We also wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the many businesses and events that are hit so severely and bracing to survive.
At this time we are planning everything to welcome you at the Château de Coppet from the 19th to the 21st of June for the 5th edition of the Concours d’Elégance Suisse. However, your health and safety are paramount to us, therefore we are working on various alternatives in case the event has to be postponed.
We are very grateful for the support of our participants and loyal sponsors, the volunteers, our judges, and the media. Our team is committed to offer you an exciting and memorable event in an exquisite setting.
Stay tuned, we will inform you in due course.
Thank you !
Reviving a Swiss tradition dating back to 1927 in Geneva, the Concours d'Elégance Suisse will celebrate again Automobile Heritage and the Art of mechanical engineering from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 2020 in the exquisite setting of the grounds of the Château de Coppet, historic home of Madame de Staël, offering a panoramic view of the Mont-Blanc and Lake Geneva.
In 2020 the Concours d’Elégance Suisse will honor “L’élégance et la vitesse” (Elegance and speed) reflected with a selection of 60 rare and spectacular automobiles from 1920 to 1985.
The Concours d'Elégance Suisse will also pay tribute to precision engineering, a worthy ambassador of Swiss expertise, with an exceptional exhibition of fine timepieces.
Furthermore, the Concours d'Elégance Suisse will also hold exhibitions of masterpieces from artists and artisans themed on the Automobile, offer the opportunity to test-drive the latest models of the event's automotive sponsors, and to complement the "art de vivre" of classic cars, there will be a Culinary Pavilion where you can sample gourmet food specialties and meet up with friends for drinks.
Welcome to the fifth Concours d'Elégance Suisse at the Château de Coppet!
The Concours d'Elégance Suisse is located 15 minutes from Geneva and 30 minutes from Lausanne
Friday: Tour d’Elégance including lunch and the Concours' inaugural party on the concours' lawn
Saturday: Concours preview including lunch at the Château, opening to the public at 12pm and the
traditional Owner's Dinner in the evening
Sunday: Concours d'Elégance and Award Ceremony
Annual Theme: " L'élégance et la vitesse "
110th Anniversary of Alfa Romeo
101st Anniversary of Avions-Voisins
90th Anniversary of Pinin Farina
60th Anniversary of the Jaguar MkII
50th Anniveersary of the Citroën SM
Mercedes 300 SL
Other classes will celebrate automobiles from 1920 to 1985. Click here to view the list of classes
Authenticity Jury will appreciate the authenticity and originality of the automobiles presented
Elegance Jury will appreciate the style and elegance of the automobiles presented
PROGRAM & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday 19th June
9:00 am – Start of the Tour d’Elégance in front of the Château de Coppet for a 70km leisure drive
12:00 pm – Tour d'Elégance lunch at a surprise location...
4:00 pm – Tour d'Elégance Finish Line and set-up of the cars on the concours lawn
5:00 pm – Concours d'Elégance inaugural cocktail party
Saturday 20th June
9:00 am – Concours lawn opens to entrants, invited guests and media for the preview
10:00 am – Judging of the concours cars (all day)
12:00 am - Opening ceremony of the Concours and opening to the Public
12:00 pm – Lunch served on the lawn (Owner's Lounge, Sponsor Hospitality and Food Trucks)
3:00 pm – Traditional Afternoon- Tea, served by Hôtel d'Angleterre (Owner's Lounge only)
5:00 pm – Closing of the concours lawn
8:00 pm – Owner's Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, in Geneva
Sunday 21st June
8:00 am - Concours lawn opens to entrants and media
10:00 am - Gates open to invited guests and the public
12:00 pm – Lunch serrved on the lawn (Owner's Lounge, Sponsor Hospitality and Food Trucks)
1:00 pm - Awards ceremony, Best of Sound Award and Best of Show Award
A Jury comprised of historians, journalists, designers and racing drivers will assess each car according to the traditional charter used at Concours d'Elégance.
Throughout the day, Entrants and invited guests will have exclusive access to their hospitality lounges. In addition to the range of culinary options offered, several food-trucks staged around the Concours lawn will be available to the public.