The Mercedes-Benz Club of NSW held its annual display of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, in judged classes and non-judged Show & Shine category.
Thank you to all participants in this year's event, and congratulations to our award winners.
Held at The Crescent, Parramatta Park on 21 October 2012, our Concours d'Elegance celebrated:
|•||The 40th Anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz Club of NSW|
|•||The 40th anniversary of the S-class, originating with the W116-series in 1972|
|•||The 60th Anniversary of the SL-class, originating with the W198-series in 1952|
About Concours d'Elegance
A Concours d'Elegance (from French, meaning a competition of elegance) dates back to 17th Century French aristocracy, who paraded horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris during Summer weekends and holidays. Over time, the gatherings became a competition among automobile owners to be judged on the appearance of their automobiles.
MBCNSW held its first Concours d'legance on Sunday 15 April, 1973 at Centennial Park in Sydney, in conjunction with the Porsche Club.
Trained judges examine the vehicle thoroughly and in its entirety. They rate each and every component. The general aim is to present a vehicle that is in the same, or better, condition than it was in when it left the production line.
Concours d'Elegance 2012 is proud to again support CareFlight. CareFlight's mission is to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community. A portion of every car's entry fee will be donated to CareFlight, assisting them to continue their valuable work in the community.