Mark your calendar now and join us for the 2017 Ironstone Concours d’ Elegance on Saturday, September 23 !
For our 20th Anniversary in 2016, we had some special cars — the 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow, 1938 Phantom Corsair and the Lancia Nardi Blue Ray. We will continue to feature special classes for Vintage Race Cars, Vintage Streamlined Automobiles, BMW, Corvette, Thunderbird, Packard, Bentley and Rolls-Royce in addition to our usual displays of classic vehicles, vintage trailers and antique motorcycles.
As in recent years, our judging process will be as follows: Rather than awarding first, second and third prizes in each class, our judges will be asked to designate a percentage of the cars in each class to receive a ribbon indicating an “Award of Merit.” From that group, judges will choose one vehicle designated “Best of Class.”
As has been our custom, in addition to our usual overall awards and several new awards, “Best of Class” vehicles will parade over the stage. We feel this change is consistent with our determination to keep Ironstone Concours d’Elegance a fun, relaxing and elegant event…more reminiscent of the Concours d’Elegance of the 1930s, where each car was judged on its overall elegance and style rather than for its minutely detailed physical perfection.
Entry deadline is September 1, 2017. The show field will be available for car placement starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday. To avoid the Saturday-morning rush, we prefer that entrants come early and place their vehicles on the field Friday afternoon. All entered vehicles must be in their assigned spaces no later than 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Remember, only stock, non-modified cars are accepted at Ironstone. We also love original, unrestored and well-maintained vehicles. All participants are invited to attend the Welcome Wine-Tasting Reception and Dinner on Friday night and the Gala Luncheon on Saturday. These wonderful events are important in our efforts to raise funds for our worthy beneficiaries.
Vehicle Classes, 2017 Ironstone Concours d’Elegance
Class A American & European Antique Cars, 1896-1924
Class B American & European Vintage Cars, 1925-1942
Class C Open American & European Classic Cars, 1922-1948
Class D Closed American & European Classic Cars, 1922-1948
Class E Pierce-Arrow Automobiles
Class F Packard Automobiles
Class G Streamlined Vintage Automobiles
Class H Rolls-Royce & Bentley Automobiles
Class I Vintage Race Cars
Class J Dodge Automobiles
Class J1 Studebaker Automobiles
Class K Unrestored Vehicles, pre-World War II
Class L Unrestored Vehicles, post-World War II
Class M Mini & Micro Cars
Class N American Automobiles, 1946-1954
Class O American Automobiles, 1955-1961
Class P American Automobiles, 1962-1973
Class Q European Sports Cars through 1973
Class R BMW Automobiles
Class S Chevrolet Corvette to 1973
Class T Ford Model A Automobiles
Class U Ford Thunderbird Automobiles
Class U1 Chevrolet Corvette Automobiles
Class V Vintage Commercial Vehicles
Class W Vintage Motorcycles
Class X Vintage Trailers & Campmobiles
- Any vehicle that has won Best In Class in 2015 will not be eligible for judging in 2016. However, it is welcome for display only and welcome to return for judging in future years.
- The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance reserves the right to combine and divide classes based on the entry mix. Due to space limitations, some classes may be limited in the number of vehicles accepted.
- Individual marque classes will be broken out depending on entry numbers.
- The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is a display of vehicles and motorcycles in their original or restored-to-original condition. Modified cars, hot rods and customs should look to other display venues.
The Ironstone Concours d Elegance supports the display of 1973 and earlier vintage automobiles and motorcycles in their original or restored-to-original condition.
Entrants are encouraged to drive their cars to the Concours. Each entered vehicle will be judged in its category by standards emphasizing the elegance and integrity of the vehicle’s design as deemed appropriate for its era and type. Undercarriages, engine compartments, trunks and personal areas will not be judged. Judges will take no notice of normal vehicle wear and usage.
The entry committee must approve all applications and reserves the right to reject any vehicles that do not meet Concours standards. Vehicles must be driven through the check point onto the Concours field. A special trailer unloading and parking area will be available.
Entry fees are non-refundable. For one vehicle, the fee is $60. Each additional vehicle by the same owner can enter for $35.
Paid entries entitle the owner(s) to general admission for two adults, one gift basket, two buffet lunch tickets and, in the morning, coffee and donuts for two. Additional guest tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 per adult.
All entered vehicles must be in their assigned show spaces no later than 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, and must remain on the event grounds until 4:00 p.m. Owners are encouraged to park their vehicles in their assigned spots on Friday to avoid the Saturday-morning rush. Security guards will be in place from noon Friday forward.
For additional entry information, please contact Chris Bock at (530) 477-8233 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For judging information, please contact Jim Sinclair (530) 344-9380.