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 a quarter million dollars 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

Farmer, Ironstone Winery owner

Christopher Bock, entry chairman

Nevada City CA

Foster parent


Duane Bulthuis, Stockton CA, Certified public accountant

Wayne Craig, Lodi CA, Foundation executive director, Lodi Memorial Hospital

Bob Devlin, San Francisco CA, Author and historian

Stephen Kautz, Murphys CA, President of Ironstone Winery


Stu Laidlaw, Redding CT, Automobile restorer

Michael Lamm, Stockton CA, Book publisher, author and historian

Don Leutz, South Lake Tahoe CA, Realtor

Rob Miller, Murphys CA, Vintage car exhibitor


Erik Nielsen, Sonora CA, Residential designer

Larry Seidell, Murphys CA, Various historic car activities

Event Information

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
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.