In a world first, The Motorists Concours d’Elegance is set to present the finest automobiles in history alongside a collection of the world’s finest contemporary art this April.
Talk to any classic car lover, and they talk to you about the art that goes into the bodies of their favourite cars – from sleek lines to unique curves, there is an art to the history of the seemingly humble vehicle.
Some might even say, a sculpture in motion – so that’s why this meeting of two artistic worlds makes so much sense.
Taking place on the weekend before the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, The Motorists Concours d’Elegance will allow enthusiasts and casual observers to truly experience the aesthetic of the automobile, with up to 100 of the finest examples of concours and preservation-state cars of all types on display.
This country is home to some of the most fastidious car collectors in the world and we are delighted that so many of them have agreed to show them – some for the very first time. Visitors will get to see some remarkable vehicles ranging from the brass era in the early 1900s right through to modern supercars.Benny Musu – co-founder of The Motorists
Set in the breathtaking grounds of Pt. Leo Estate’s famous Sculpture Park the location alone will easily rival that of the most celebrated international automobile shows held each year.
With 135 hectares of manicured landscaping celebrating many of the most significant and respected sculptors from Australia and the globe, the estate is known and celebrated around the world
The instant I stepped into the sculpture park I just knew we had to hold a Concours D’Elegance there. Having been to some of the best concours around the world I’m sure we can hold a place amongst them in this setting.Dave Belford – co-founder of The Motorists
As well as getting to experience unmatched automotive excellence paired with world-class art, all guests to The Motorists Concours d’Elegance at Pt. Leo Estate will have access to The Restaurant Village, a unique casual outdoor dining experience for general admission spectators.
What cars will I see at the 2022 Motorists Concours d’Elegance?
Among the cars on show will be:
- 1923 Rolls Royce Ghost, Brougham De Ville originally owned by the Arnotts Biscuit Family
- 1925 Bentley “100 MPH” Supersport – one of only 17 total production, and the only Australian-delivered car
- 2020 McLaren Speedtail
- 1994 McLaren F1 – which may well be the single most valuable car in Australia
- A pair of 300SL – 55 & 57 Gullwing Coupe and a Roadster
- 1973 Ferrari Daytona Comp Coupe – an Australian-delivered Coupe, converted to comp specification in its early years
- 1972 Ex-Scuderia Brescia Corse Lola T290 that competed at the Targa Florio
- 1923 T23 Bugatti Brescia
- 1977 Lamborghini Countach P400 Periscopico
- 1952 Lancia Aurelia B20 Coupe
- A new Pagani Huayra Coupe
- Formula 1® 2022 Show Car – Currently the only one of its kind in Australia, the new car design brings some of the most significant technical changes in the sport’s history, enabling closer racing and encouraging more overtaking opportunities through a revolutionary design in aerodynamics.
Make it VIP:
Pommery Cocktails Under The Stars Package
Set in the inspirational grounds of Pt. Leo Estate’s Sculpture Park you will be surrounded by the world’s finest cars and equally prestigious modern art as you enjoy Champagne Pommery and the very best hospitality on offer.
There will be canapés on offer as well as an extensive beverage offering including Champagne Pommery and Pt Leo Estate wines.
Pt Leo Restaurant 3-Course Lunch
A small number of patrons will be able to experience a delightful three-course lunch which can be pre-booked for the Saturday or Sunday in the renowned Pt. Leo Estate Restaurant.
On arrival you can enjoyed house-baked focaccia, before exploring St Leo Estate Restaurant’s menu – with a shared started, main course, sides, and dessert all on offer.
Take your day at The Motorists Concours d’Elegance to the next level with exclusive access to the VIP Pavilion.
As you soak up the the atmosphere of the Concours and the backdrop of fine art, why not make your visit a truly first class experience with a sumptuous five star retreat at your service throughout the event. You will have your very own exclusive marquee to replenish yourself with free-flowing Champagne Pommery throughout the day, Mediterranean Mercato-style tasting stations, entertainment, and activations.
The Motorists Concours d’Elegance will transform Pt Leo Estate in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula from Friday 1 April until Sunday 3 April 2022. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.