First iconic classic entrants revealed as the countdown to Germany’s first truly international Concours of Elegance begins

Lake Tegernsee

Tegernsee, Germany – 26 February 2024: The countdown to the Concours of Elegance Germany starts today, with event set to commence in just under 150 days. Home to the world’s most revered and historic motoring brands, the first truly international Concours of Elegance will open with its Bavarian Tour on 22nd July, with 25 stunning cars embarking on a meticulously curated four-day exploration of the very best that Bavaria has to offer. 

Presented by prestigious German watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne, Concours of Elegance Germany will build on the success of the prestigious Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace and the London Concours events, welcoming an exquisite array of automobiles to Gut Kaltenbrunn on the shores of Lake Tegernsee from 22-27 July 2024.  

Among the cars on display will be truly exceptional examples of the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB4 and the 1967 AC Frua. Designed by Pininfarina and constructed by Scaglietti, two icons of the Italian automotive industry, there were just 156 right-hand drive models of the GTB4 ever made. Fusing US V8 horsepower and Italian styling, the AC Frua was also made in remarkably small numbers, with just 29 convertibles leaving the production line. 

Detailed arrangements for the spectacular new international event continue at pace, with many more of the world’s rarest and finest collectible cars to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Concours of Elegance Germany has already secured a line-up of prestigious partnerships that will contribute the extraordinary event. RM Sotheby’s, the esteemed Official Auction Partner, has confirmed that it will hold a highly anticipated sale on 27th July at the exquisite Gut Kaltenbrunn. Hospitality will be provided throughout the event by Official Hospitality Partner, Käfer – Germany’s most renowned purveyor of food and beverages.

Classic Driver, the German-founded platform, will serve as the Official Digital Media Partner, providing extensive coverage of the Concours of Elegance Germany across various digital and social channels. Automotive & Collectibles Media Partner, Octane Germany, will contribute comprehensive coverage in print, capturing the essence of the event from the run-up to the final moments. These partnerships, along with several others, underscore the significance of Concours of Elegance Germany, promising an unforgettable showcase of automotive excellence at Lake Tegernsee. In upcoming weeks, several other partners to the concours will be revealed.

Head of the event’s Hospitality Partner, Michael Käfer, commented: “We are truly thrilled to be supporting and hosting the internationally renowned Concours of Elegance in Germany, where the world’s biggest automotive collectors can congregate against the stunning backdrop of Lake Tegernsee. The event will be a celebration of the rare and exceptional, showcasing some of the world’s most elusive collectible cars. All of us at Käfer are very much looking forward to welcoming enthusiasts to witness a truly unforgettable showcase of automotive beauty and elegance, celebrated in true Bavarian style here at Gut Kaltenbrunn.”

COE Germany Tegernsee Building