9th October 2023

Concours of Elegance announces Bavarian event

Thorough Events, who organise the world famous Concours of Elegance and London Concours, have announced that they are launching a new Concours of Elegance in Germany, presented by the German watch manufacturer A. Lange & Söhne, with support from RM Sotheby’s, Classic Driver and Käfer.

The new event will take place from 22-27 July 2024, featuring four tour days and two concours days, and culminates in a 200-car concours hosted at Gut Kaltenbrunn at the head of Lake Tegernsee, nestled in the Bavarian Alps. The region is known for its beauty, five-star hotels and world class dining, offering a serene escape and breath-taking panoramic views.

Wilhelm Schmid, CEO of A. Lange & Söhne, said: “A. Lange & Söhne has a strong connection with Concours events in Europe and the US. After five years of successful partnership with the Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace it is our great honour to extend our commitment by partnering with the newly established Concours of Elegance Germany. The exclusive event provides a wonderful opportunity to welcome the international car community to our home country. At the same time we are looking forward to giving all guests fascinating insights into our world of watchmaking. Once again the parallels of design and craftsmanship between classic cars and our mechanical timepieces create a strong foundation for our partnership.”

Marcus Görig, Car Specialist, Germany, RM Sotheby’s, added: “RM Sotheby’s is delighted to be the official auction partner of the Concours of Elegance Germany. The Concours of Elegance in the UK has established itself as one of the pre-eminent Concours events in Europe, and the addition of a new event in Germany presents a wonderful opportunity for RM Sotheby’s to further establish its reputation in this hugely important market. We look forward to what we know will be a spectacular showcase of wonderful motor cars.”

The cars will embark on a tour of the Bavarian countryside before taking their place at Gut Kaltenbrunn, exploring the best Bavarian food, drink and tradition, as well as the natural surroundings. The first day of the event will be highly exclusive, with just 1,200 guests by invitation only, with the second day allowing more cars and visitors for the public day.

James Brooks-Ward, Thorough Events CEO, said: “Germany has a renowned pedigree of exceptional automotive excellence. Germany deserves a first class international Concours. With the support of A. Lange & Söhne as our Presenting Partner, alongside the generosity of RM Sotheby’s, Classic Driver and Käfer, we’re excited to be bringing a truly world-class collector car event to Germany. We already have the foundations of a spectacular new addition to the global motoring calendar, and with the enthusiasm of our entire community of automotive collectors, we will translate all the magic of our other events into the Concours of Elegance Germany, with a crucial Bavarian twist.”

What do you think of the new concours announcement? Would you be interested to attending the Concours of Elegance in Germany?