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Let your car be
part of the Legend

With its eighth edition in 2024, the Concours d'Elégance Suisse celebrates the 97th anniversary of this historic Concours since 1927 in Geneva, bringing together some one hundred exceptional automobiles from 1920 to 1989, classified by themes and anniversaries.


It is with great pleasure that we invite you and your car to the exquisite setting of the Château de Madame de Staël in Coppet, near Geneva, from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June 2024, to celebrate these icons of style, design and innovation.

 

The Concours d'Elégance Suisse is one of the few historic competitions still in existence, having been held in Geneva from 1927 to 1956 before being revived in 2016. It is a great motoring tradition that continues with this 8th edition, using its unique judging rules, which have been in place since 2019. A double jury, one judging on authenticity and the other on the style and design of the cars entered, will present the winning awards.

As every year, we will be awarding two Best of Awards, now a signature of the Concours d'Elégance Suisse: the Best of Show and the Best of Sound, which pays tribute to the mechanical symphony of the legendary automobiles presented on the lawns of the Château de Coppet.


A number of exciting events await you this year :

  • Tour d'Elégance on Friday afternoon.  A tradition of the best concours, the tour of a few kilometres only will take you along the most scenic roads of our region, through picturesque villages where enthusiastic residents will most certainly applaud as you drive by. 

  • Cocktails and a Culinary Journey Friday evening on the Château's lawn among the cars of the Concours.

  • Parade of cars around the Concours lawn on Saturday afternoon (optional).

  • A private hospitality space, the Drivers Lounge, where you can sit back and enjoy refreshments and light food throughout the weekend.

  • Book your table for lunch on Saturday and Sunday in the Drivers Lounge Restaurant

  • L'Art de Vivre l'Automobile, a private evening with friends on the lawn of the Concours among the world's most beautiful automobiles, to raise funds for the Theodora Foundation  www.theodora.ch 

  • Award Ceremony begins on Sunday at 11am.

Two days of sharing your passion in the chic and relaxed atmosphere of the Concours, how good can it get?

 


If you need to ship your car in advance, we can offer you storage solutions with our local partners. Just get in touch with us.
 

 

As entries to the Concours are limited, we invite you to return your entry form as soon as possible, available here :

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How we select cars

Comité de sélection

As entries are limited to guarantee exceptional displays, candidates must fit within the classes announced and comply with certain presentation quality criteria.  

Here are a few examples of selection criteria that catch our attention: a presentation that respects authenticity, a history linked to Switzerland (sold new in Switzerland, always kept in Switzerland, car presented at the Geneva Motor Show, etc.) as well as cars that have belonged to the same family for several generations.

The traditional criteria of "Concours condition" is not decisive insofar as we favour the spirit of driving and the use of a car for its intended purpose.

Cars not selected for this edition will be given priority consideration for subsequent editions. 

Classes et expositions spéciales
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Classes
&
Special Displays

The 8th edition of the Concours d'Elegance celebrating "100 years of Style, Design and Innovations", offers you a wide choice of classes for cars from 1920 to 1995!  As always, we will take care of including your automobile in the most appropriate class. This year, the Design Pavilion will pay tribute to the genius of Master Flaminio Bertoni and a presentation of his 4 masterpieces: the Citroën Traction, the 2CV, the DS and the Ami 6.
 

The list of classes is available in the drop-down menu below.

 


In addition to the Class Awards for 1st and 2nd place, the Concours also awards a number of special Awards: the Antoine Prunet Trophy, Best Preservation Award, Spirit of Preservation Award, Best Restoration Award, Crew Elegance Award, President's Trophy, Women in Style Award, Innovation Award and Club Award (list subject to change).
 

The winning prizes will be awarded to the winners of the classes, as well as a number of Exceptional Prizes:Best Conservation Award, Spirit of Conservation Award, Best Restoration Award, Crew Elegance Award, Jury President Award,  Innovation Award and Audience Award(list subject to change).

 

The awards ceremony will end with the presentation of two Best of:  The Best of Show and the Best of Sound.


As the number of entries is limited, we invite you to register as soon as possible.

Official Class list* available below :  A-1 Flaminio Bertoni, Style & Innovation B-1 Maserati 110th Anniversary C-1 Citroën Traction 90th Anniversary D-1 Ford Mustang 60th Anniversary E-1 Pre-War Elegance, 1920-1939 F-1 The American Dream, 1945-1969 G-1 Modern Icons, 1945-1985 H-1 Future Classics, 1986 - 1995 J-1 Art & Précision : Swiss coachbuilders K-1 Goldfinger, 60th Anniversary L-1 Stars of the Geneva International Motor Show M-1 Electri-City N-1 Limitless - Supercar dreams R-1 Rebels *Subject to changes

Le jury
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Authenticity Jury
Elegance Jury

The Concours d'Elegance Suisse pays tribute to the style, mechanics and very function of the automobile.  Thus the appreciation made by the jury goes beyond aesthetics must take into account the function of the car: that of being driven.  This assessment will be taken into account by the Jury so as not to penalize owners who continue to drive their cars. Indeed, the "concours condition", often considered as a selection criteria, should not refer to the state of cleanliness or the perfection of the restoration of an automobile. It is the intrinsic qualities of the automobile that will be retained, especially in consideration of the age and normal use that should be made of these automobiles.  Therefore, we appointed a Jury of Authenticity, which will judge the cars according to strict criteria of appreciation considering the respect of the authenticity and the history of the car presented.  This aims to encourage near-original preservation, whether automobiles have been restored or not.  

 

The Jury of Elegance, on the other hand will have to judge the beauty of the style, its influence in history and finally the elegance of the competing crews.

 

Both juries will work together, under the aegis of the President of the Jury and the President of the Concours, aiming to award the most authentic and spectacular automobiles. The Best of Show will be chosen among class winners.  The Best of Sound will be given to the car with the most pleasant engine sound.

Informations complémentaires
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Dress Code - Meals
Hotels - Parking

Dress code: Elegance and style are the order of the day at the Concours d'Elegance Suisse. Period clothing is not required, but we encourage Entrants to dress with style and elegance when presenting their cars to the Jury. An Special Award will be given to the most elegant crew. For the opening cocktail party on Friday evening: casual dress worn during the day. For the "Art de Vivre l'Automobile" evening : Cocktail dress for ladies and jacket for men (without tie).

Meals: Apart from the opening cocktail on Friday evening, you have three options for your meals on Saturday and Sunday. Book a table at the Driver's Lounge Restaurant Lunch at the Food-Trucks (no reservations possible) Bring your own picnic on the lawn There are several bars (Driver's Lounge, Food Trucks, Café des Vignerons) offering water, soft drinks, beer, wine and champagne for sale.

Hotel: To better enjoy your visit, we invite you to book your stay as soon as possible by contacting our partner hotel: Everness Hotel & Resort Contact Sandrine Brulhart registration@everness.ch +41 22 960 8185 (other offers will be published here in the coming days)

Parking: Several parking spaces will be available for participants and visitors, near the main entrance to the Concours: A supervised car park reserved for trailers, where you can leave your trailer over the weekend. A car park reserved for classic cars and exceptional sports cars. An access map and passes will be sent to you with your confirmation of participation.

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