They were typical 30's to 50's events in Paris to present beautiful cars and elegant ladies wearing HAUTE COUTURE clothes.
American cars were often the most somptuous cars after war.
It was not only luxurious cars but also middle class french cars.
A dog was the must to have, poodles and greyhound were really popular!!!
Cars and Ladies, called an "équipage" in french were presented in front of a panel of judges and some prices were given at the end of the day.
Even the kids were part of the show!!!!
You can click on this link to see a lot of beautiful black and white vintage pictures from Paris:
I really love all these glamourous pictures!!!
There are still some Concours d'Elegance in France and the most popular takes place in St Clou and Bagatelle near Paris once a year. I had once played a part in a Concours d'Elegance with my husband and our '59 Cadillac, it was in Sarlat (South West of France). I was so much fun, I really want to be part of another one soon!!!
Me and my car. It can be at a Concours d'élegance, isn't it?
Have you ever been part of a Concours d'Elegance? Have you ever seen one? Does that exist in your country?