Concours d’Elegance

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Entries for all the 2018 Concours are open now. Check the individual events below for complete entry information.

San 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 July 15, 2018


Crystal Springs Golf Course

For 63 consecutive years, The Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance has built and maintained a proud tradition of honoring and celebrating excellence in automotive design and engineering. The dedication of the Concours leadership and volunteers, pride of its entrants, and devotion of its attendees has earned Hillsborough the proud record as the longest continually running Concours in the world.

The Hillsborough Concours offers a forum for passionate vintage car owners to showcase their prized vehicles and to compete for respect and recognition for their commitment to preserving automotive authenticity. The Concours also aims to cultivate future generations of car enthusiasts by providing privileged access to some of the world’s most celebrated automobiles and by serving as a channel for inspiring and informative automotive knowledge and lore.

The Hillsborough Concours will be held on the beautiful fairways of the Crystal Springs Golf Course. An exclusive group of cars that meet the selection committee’s high standards of authenticity and excellence will be on display amidst a setting of lush green coastal foothills and the Crystal Springs Reservoir . The golf course is conveniently located immediately upon exiting the Black Mountain Road off-ramp of Highway 280 in Hillsborough.

Taking advantage of the Bay Area’s record of near-perfect summer weather, the Tour d’Elegance, a road-rally for Concours participants and car enthusiasts, will be held on Saturday, July 14th, 2018. The Concours d’Elegance will take place on Sunday, July 17th 2018.

The Hillsborough Concours Foundation was established in 2010 to significantly extend the philanthropic reach and impact of the Concours organization. In addition to the Hillsborough Schools Foundation, all net proceeds from the Concours and its associated activities will benefit Autism Speaks, a national charity with the goal to change the future for all who struggle with Autism spectrum disorders, and The Guardsmen, a San Francisco-based volunteer organization dedicated to helping at-risk children thrive.

Whether a veteran Concours entrant or a first time attendee, all will marvel at the timeless automotive designs whose aesthetics, innovative engineering, character and attention to detail make them as relevant today as they were when first introduced decades ago.

To enter your car or volunteer, see:

Hillsborough Concours Web Page

Sunday September 9, 2018

Ferndale Concours on Main


Main Street
Ferndale, CA

and see event listing on home page

  • Sunday, September 9 – Concours Day!
    The event is on Ferndale’s Main Street, a district on the National Register of Historic Places, a Norman Rockwell-esque town center rich with original Victorian buildings.

    • 7 am:      Gates to the “field,” a.k.a. Main Street from Shaw Avenue to Ocean Avenue, open for entrant parking

    • 10 am:    Concours opens to the public; judging begins

    • Noon:      Judging concludes

    • After 2 pm: Awards ceremony begins

    • 4 pm:      Concours concludes


Sunday October 7, 2018

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

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