The Mercedes-Benz Club of NSW held its Concours d'Elegance display of Mercedes-Benz vehicles on 13 October 2013, at Gough Whitlam Park, Bayview Ave, Earlwood. This venue was also used by the Club to hold the Sydney German Autofest (SGA). These grounds are next to the Cooks River and are surrounded by beautiful gardens, facilities and a children's playground.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz Club of NSW Concours d'Elegance celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz W113-series SL (also called Pagoda).
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 2013 proudly supported CareFlight. CareFlight's mission is to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community. A portion of every car's entry fee was donated to CareFlight, assisting them to continue their valuable work in the community.