The first Istanbul Concours d’Elegance will be held in June 22 and 23 at the Kucuksu Mansion in Istanbul.
The first Concours in Turkey will draw upon the long history of Concours d’Elegance, which started in the 1920s with horseless carriages gathering in the world’s top locations. A total of 30 cars from the U.S., Switzerland, the U.K., Greece, Italy, and Turkey will be competing in the 2013 Istanbul Concours d’Elegance in five categories. The awards will be given in the following categories based on appearance, interior design, mint condition and history: “Antiques” for 1945 and earlier makes, “Classics” for 1946 – 1960 makes, “Collectables” for 1961 – 1970 makes, “Exotics” for 1971 and newer makes, as well as a “Featured Brand” that features automobiles of a different manufacturer every year. The visitors will also find the opportunity to vote for their favorite automobile among the 30 participants and contribute to the People’s Choice award category.