For the past 20 years, the non-profit Ironstone Concours Foundation has presented the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance. Our goal has always been to promote and support Youth in Agriculture. In these 20 years, we’ve donated more than $750,000 to local Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H youth activities. The Ironstone Concours Foundation proudly and regularly donates scholarships to the California State Fair and the Calaveras County Fair. We’ve also underwritten a room at the State FFA headquarters in Galt, California, and we support such 4-H activities as Leadership Conference, Guide Dog Programs and Horse Classic, to name just a few.
Board of Directors, Ironstone Foundation
Gail Kautz, Chair
Lodi CA, Ironstone Vineyards Owner
Christopher Bock, Entry Chairman
Nevada City CA, Foster Parent
Sonora CA, Residential Designer
Stockton CA, Certified Public Accountant
Lodi CA, Foundation Executive Director, Lodi Memorial Hospital
San Francisco CA, Author and Historian
South Lake Tahoe CA, Realtor
Murphys CA, President, Ironstone Vineyards
Redding CT, Automobile Restorer
Stockton CA, Book Publisher, Author and Historian
Murphys CA, Various Historic Car Activities
Murphys CA, Vintage Car Exhibitor
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys CA 95247
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.
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.