Concours d’Elegance

concours porscheSan Francisco Region is one of the very few SCCA regions in the nation that still sanction Concours, a tradition that goes back 65 years (since 1952). Concours d’Elegance is a display of classic vintage and exotic cars, polished to their finest.

Concours are exhibits of collector automobiles judged on their authenticity, condition, preparation and quality of restoration to original specifications. Essentially, all judged automobiles should be as they appeared on the showroom floor.  Spectators can view these fine examples of the automotive past and talk with proud owners about their fascinating history.

All judges are volunteers and deemed expert on specific marques (manufacturers).  Each vehicle begins with 100 points. Points are then deducted for deviations from original, imperfections, poor preparation, etc.  The highest three point-finishers in each class are awarded trophies.  In order for an automobile to win its class, it must score at least 80 points; second place requires at least 70 points; third place at least 60 points. 

Since 2008 SFR-SCCA has been granting the Championship Award.  Points are awarded for attending each SFR-SCCA sanctioned Concours, for receiving a class trophy, and for being judged Best-of-Show. The automobile that accumulates the greatest number of points at the end of the Concours season wins the award as well as a custom-designed gold ring, identifying him/her as the championship-winning automobile’s owner.  The Championship Award is given at the season’s final show, the Niello Concours at Serrano, on the first weekend in October. 

SFR-SCCA is actively seeking new judges, field crew workers and scoring assistants.  If you are interested, please contact Chief-of-Concours Ed Therrien at  (510) 670-4700.

SCCA Concours Judges’ Official Web Site:

SCCA volunteers serve as field crew and judges. If you would like to become one of these volunteers, please go to Concours Staffing.   Concourscars

To exhibit your car, contact the event organizers listed on each event’s own web page. Some events take cars by invitation only. For many events, registration ends 30 days or more before the event.

The following Concours are sanctioned by SCCA:

Sunday September 10, 2017

Ferndale Concours on Main


Main Street
Ferndale, CA

and see event listing on home page

Sunday September 17, 2017

Danville d’Elegance Concours

Join us Sunday, September 17 when the streets of historic downtown Danville will overflow with the sights, sounds and smells of classic, sports performance and exotic automobiles, as well as fine wooden yachts and cruisers, motorcycles and vintage trailers, for the annual Danville Concours d‘Elegance. Come see Old Town Danville (Hartz Avenue) at its annual finest, for a full day of vehicle displays, fine food, wine tasting including some of the finest Napa wines, a silent auction, and raffles in a relaxed environment. – It‘s fun for the whole family!

Event web page

Sunday October 1, 2017

Niello Concours at Serrano

Serrano Visitors Center – El Dorado Hills

Event is open to the public from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

On the Green – Serrano Visitor’s Center

4525 Serrano Parkway El Dorado Hills ~ California 95762

Niello Concours Web Page

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Alameda Point Concours d’Elegance

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Alameda Naval Air Station on the Lawns of the Parade Ground

Camaro and Porsche will be our featured marques.

Sunday July 16, 2017


Crystal Springs Golf Course

For over 60 consecutive years, The Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance has built and maintained a proud tradition of honoring and celebrating excellence in automotive design and engineering. We thank our devoted and loyal volunteers, entrants and enthusiasts and welcome your participation in the longest continually running Concours in the world.

To enter your car or volunteer, see:

Hillsborough Concours Web Page