The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is an antique and classic car show that takes place each year at the Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys CA. Some 300+ antique and classic cars participate in the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance. This classic car and automobile show also features vintage trailers, motorcycles and wooden boats.


Honored vehicle marques vary but 2016 included BMW, Corvette, Studebaker, Packard, Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow, Bentley and Rolls-Royce. Special classes spotlight early Fords, streamlined cars, sports cars, exotics, race cars, coachbuilt luxury marques, plus unrestored and original automobiles.


Proceeds from the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance benefit Central and Northern California youth in agriculture, notably FFA and 4-H. Additionally, the non-profit Ironstone Foundation has helped fund the California State FFA headquarters in Galt, scholarships in partnership with the California State Fair, and the Calaveras County Fair Scholarship program.


2016 Winner Information

2016 Press

1931 Duesenberg J Roadster wins Best of Show at Ironstone Concours d’Elegance – Old Cars Weekly 10/10/16

Murphy-bodied Duesenberg J roadster takes Best of Show at Ironstone Concours d’Elegance – Hemmings Daily 10/4/16

Concurs Event Boosts AG Studies – Calaveras Enterprise 9/27/16

Gail Kautz on Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”

20 Years of Concours d’Elegance – 9/22/16

Cool cars help kids – Calaveras Enterprise 9/19/16

Ironstone Concours celebrates vintage trailers & housecars – Hemmings 9/12/16

Ironstone Concours d’Elegance featured article from Hemmings Motor News 9/16

Concours d’Elegance Turns 20 – Calaveras Enterprise 8/9/16

Classic Car Show Set for Ironstone Vineyards – Central Valley Business Journal 7/18/16

Ironstone Concours d’Elegance Celebrates Its 20th Year With A Trio of Sensous Streamliners – Hemmings 5/10/16

Event Information

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys CA 95247

Event History

In 1993, Gail and John Kautz decided to stage an automotive concours d'elegance at their winery near Murphys, California. The Kautzes, being farmers and vintners, suggested that proceeds from the concours benefit young people involved in agriculture, notably 4-H Clubs, Future Farmers of America and the California State Fair Scholarship Fund.

About Us

The Ironstone Concours d' Elegance is put on each year by the non-profit Ironstone Concours Foundation. For years, concours proceeds have benefited local FFA and 4-H youth activities, including Horse Classics, Guide Dog and Service Dog programs, Computer Corps and Citizenship Service Learning.