The second edition of the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance will be hosted at Swifts, described by the Australian Heritage Council as “perhaps the grandest house remaining in Sydney”, in Darling Point, 5–7 March 2020. We are pleased to announce our new partners, who will help ensure the event’s continued success.

Thanks to a new partnership agreement, the event will be known as the AXA Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance for at least the next three years.

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance. This is a unique event that showcases examples of some of the world’s finest classic and prestige motor vehicles,” Simon Griffin, Head of Private Clients at AXA XL, says.

“We believe the event aligns perfectly with our suite of specialist products, which have been designed to provide market leading insurance to owners of not only classic and prestige cars, but also those with unique homes, contents and valuables.”

Joining AXA, and with the continued support of Ferrari for 2020, the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance will partner with Pommery Champagne, which was established in 1836 and is recognised as one of the oldest and the finest houses of them all. A. Lange & Söhne, which holds a top-tier position among the world’s finest watch brands, is involved for the first time as the event’s Official Time Partner.

Also involved in 2020, for the first time, is CEO Legacy Books, looking to ‘capture your legacy for future generations’; alongside the ongoing relationships with the Royal Automobile Club of Australia, venue for the Pommery Champagne Degustation Black-Tie Gala Awards Dinner; official hotel, the luxury InterContinental Sydney Double Bay; media partner The CEO Magazine; Swissvax; and Santa Vittoria Acqua Minerale.

Le Mans winner David Brabham, son of three-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jack Brabham, is the Patron of the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance, which powered by Ferrari, was a finalist at the international Historic Motoring Awards held in London in October 2019.

Words by James Nicholls