Definition of concours in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒ̃kʊə/
(also concours d'élégance /ˌdɛleɪˈɡɒ̃s/)

noun (plural same)

An exhibition or parade of vintage or classic motor vehicles in which prizes are awarded for those in the best or most original condition: [as modifier]: condition is what counts: a concours Mark 1 will fetch more than a ropy Mark 2 six years its junior
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  • A number of the ever-popular MGBs will come under the hammer, including a concours 1973 Roadster (estimate: £7,500 - £8,500) and a 1974 ‘chrome bumper’
  • But unless you are in high school, or at a tailgate party before a football game, or at a classic car concours d' elegance, parking lots are not the kind of place you want to hang around.
  • And what sort of landowner would refuse to play host to a concours d' élégance at which owners of magnificent chariots - Lagondas, Delages, Rolls-Royces - could admire each other's turnout?


French, 'contest (of elegance)'.

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