Noosa Concours D’elegance
It was an absolute joy to see the Noosa community out and about in their thousands mingling around magnificent motor vehicles and receiving comments all day that were so positive and appreciative, with almost everyone asking if the event was going to be on again next year.
I had the pleasure to meet with most of the cars owners, and the Pebble Beach Concourse D’elegance chairperson and chief judge, Sandra and Martin Button, which gave me a greater appreciation of what enthuses car owners to share their passion with the community, but also the enormous logistics and expense involved in preparing these vehicles and bringing them to Noosa for all to enjoy. It is a pure love of being custodians of important periods of motoring history, the camaraderie that it provides, and the new acquaintances made by people travelling from across Australia and abroad.
For the Buttons, it was their first trip to Australia, and Martin button commented to me that he was impressed with the high calibre of entrants, and that is saying something coming from the chief judge of the worlds most prestigious motoring event. They loved it in Noosa and will be back.
We had the honour of presenting the Best in Show trophy and speaking to the car owners at a special awards presentation at Sails restaurant on Sunday morning. They all spoke of their excitement of driving their cars out of the mustering area at the J in Noosa Junction, and cavalcadeing over the hill to Hasting Street with the road lined deep with people applauding. One of the participants went so far as saying that he needs a plastic surgeon this coming week to remove the smile off his face that he hasn’t been able to get rid of.
We are incredibly proud that our company was a major contributor to this inaugural event, and the credit is shared amongst many devoted organisers, helpers, car contributors, and also all the business owners in Hastings Street who contributed to this remarkable experience.
And if you are wondering if it really is going to be on again next year, YES, and hopefully for decades to come. Who knows, one day there may even be vintage electric vehicles on show.