Concours d’Elegance

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Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) was founded in 1944 and now has membership in excess of 55,000.  SCCA’s San Francisco Region (SFR) followed in 1948, boasts about 3,400 members, and encompasses the geographic area north of Fresno to the Oregon border.

Although SCCA’s focus has always been on racing, sanctioning road races throughout the country, SFR has also sanctioned Concours d’Elegance – competitions of elegance – since 1952.  Concours are exhibits of collector automobiles judged on their quality of restoration to original and authentic, as well as their condition, preparation and operation.

SCCA provides judges, field crew and scorers at each SCCA-sanctioned concours.  All judges are volunteers and deemed expert on specific marques (manufacturers).  All judged automobiles should be, essentially, as they appeared on the showroom floor.  Each auto is judged beginning 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.  But,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.

Originating in 2008, SFR-SCCA has been presenting the Championship Award.  5-points are awarded for entering each SFR-SCCA sanctioned concours, for receiving a class trophy (5-points, 1st place; 3-points, 2nd place; 2-points, 3rd place) and for being judged Best-of-Show (10-points).  The automobile that accumulates the greatest number of points at the end of the concours season wins the award.  The Championship Award is presented at the season’s final show.  For a vehicle to accumulate points and to win the Championship Award, it must be model year 1987, or older. Once a vehicle has won the Championship Award, it is ineligible to win it again.

SFR-SCCA is actively seeking new judges, field crew and scoring assistants.  If you are interested, please contact Chief-of-Concours Ed Therrien at or 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 (also see the individual event listings on the home page calendar for more info)

Sunday, June 23           

Coyote Creek Concours d’Elegance

Coyote Creek Golf Club, Morgan Hill, CA


and see event listing on home page

Sunday July 21, 2019


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 8, 2019

Ferndale Concours on Main


Main Street
Ferndale, CA

and see event listing on home page

  • Sunday, September 8 – 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, September 22  

Danville d’Elegance

Hartz Avenue, Danville

(925) 360-7275

and see event listing on home page

Sunday October 6, 2019

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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