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Des Moines Concours d’Elegance

Urban setting attracts thousands

January 1, 2028


January 1, 2028

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Pappajohn Sculpture Park
1330 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Des Moines Concours Cancelled

June 10, 2020 — The decision was made in light of the many variables that could affect the Concours due to COVID-19. Foundation president Peter Hemken stated, “As much as we would like to hold this year’s show, there are too many things that could derail our planning and execution. We take great pride in the high-quality experiences we offer our vehicle exhibitors, in the broad selection of vehicles available for the public to view, and to the wonderful support provided by our sponsors, partners, and the community. We felt it most prudent to postpone the Des Moines Concours until next year to mitigate any risk to the health and well-being of the public and to avoid any compromise to the quality of our show.”

The Des Moines Concours wishes to thank the many volunteer members that have continued to prepare for the show, and to the great response from the collector community. The Des Moines Concours has been held on the weekend following Labor Day for more than 20 years. A formal announcement of the 2021 event date will be made later this year.

The route for the popular Heartlands Driving Tour sometimes includes laps around the Iowa Speedway, known as the Fastest Short Track on the Planet. (Track record is 17.22 seconds by Helio Castroneves in the IndyCar Series.)