Days of Elegance: new classic Dutch concours is go

| 30 May 2022
Classic & Sports Car – Days of Elegance: new classic Dutch concours is go

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The countdown is on to a brand-new event in the classic car calendar, so let’s find out more about InterClassics’ Days of Elegance.

Coming to Château St Gerlach in The Netherlands, about a 20-minute drive north-east from Maastricht, on 18-19 June 2022, this concours d’elegance is an addition to the InterClassics portfolio.

It is a grand, historic and beautiful setting, the origins of the castle dating back to the 12th century, and therefore a fabulous backdrop for a fine display of classic cars.

Classic & Sports Car – Days of Elegance: new classic Dutch concours is go

The concours is the heart of the event, the judging taking place on the Saturday and awards distributed on the Sunday.

The cars vying for Best of Show glory will be split into five categories: racing cars (up to 1980); gentleman’s sports cars (1950 to 1980); modern sports cars (1980 to present); luxury touring cars (up to 1970); and ‘When Coachwork Becomes Art’ (pre-1960).

Casting their expert eyes over the entrants will be a 17-strong, international jury headed by Danish automotive historian and consultant Ben Erickson.

He will be joined by, among others, author Peter Larsen and Richard Keller, former curator of the Musée National de l’Automobile in Mulhouse, France.

Classic & Sports Car – Days of Elegance: new classic Dutch concours is go

As Days of Elegance makes its debut, the concours line-up will include a 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 Gran Sport Zagato sold new to Angelo Parodi, the boss of Moto Guzzi, and a Talbot-Lago T26C, chassis number 110008.

Two Pegasos, a Facel Vega and a Ferrari 250GT Europa will do battle in the gentleman’s sports cars class, while among the classic cars vying for ‘When Coachwork Becomes Art’ spoils will be a Mercedes-Benz 500K and a Lancia Astura Roadster.

However, it’s not just about static displays, accompanied by stands from classic car dealers and high-end brands, there’s the Rally of Elegance, too.

Starting at Château Neercanne to the south-west of Maastricht, this drive for classic cars and modern supercars will take in some of the prettiest roads around the hills of Limburg and the Belgian Ardennes and includes lunch, before finishing at Days of Elegance – entries cost from €750 (c£640).

To find out more about the rally, the concours and how to get tickets to this brand-new for 2022 classic car event on 18-19 June, click here.


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