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14th Annual Ironstone Concours d’Elegance

September 25 in Murphys, California

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More than 300 classic cars, vintage motorcycles, antique trailers, and wooden boats will be displayed on the lawns of Ironstone Winery when the l4th annual Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is presented on Saturday, September 25, from 10 AM - 4 PM in Murphys, California.

This year’s Concours will feature new classes for Metal Bodied Station Wagons (1946 to 1971), Steam and Electric Powered vehicles, Bentley and Rolls-Royce.

Rather than awarding first, second and third prizes in each class, judges will 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. Those vehicles will be paraded over the stage.

“We feel this approach to judging is consistent with our determination to keep Ironstone a fun, relaxing and elegant event,” said John Kautz, co-founder with wife Gail of the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance. “It’s also reminiscent of the French Concours d'Elegance of the 1930s, where each car was judged on its overall elegance and style rather than for its minutely restored perfection.”

Only stock, non-modified cars are accepted at Ironstone. “We also love original, unrestored and well-maintained vehicles,” declared Gail Kautz. “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: the Future Farmers of America, 4H Clubs and the California State Fair Scholarship Fund.”

Vehicle Classes, 2010 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, 1922-48
  • Class D Closed American & European Classic Cars, 1922-48
  • Class E Pierce-Arrow Automobiles
  • Class F Packard Automobiles
  • Class G Rolls-Royce & Bentley Automobiles
  • Class H Wooden-Bodied Automobiles & Station Wagons
  • Class I Hudson Automobiles
  • Class J Cars from the former Harrah’s Automobile Collection
  • 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, 1946-54
  • Class O American Automobiles, 1955-61
  • Class P American Automobiles, 1962-71
  • Class Q European Sports Cars
  • Class R American & European Postwar Coach built Automobiles
  • Class S Individually Designed Automobiles
  • Class T Ford Model T & Model A Automobiles
  • Class U Ford Thunderbird Automobiles
  • Class V Vintage Commercial Vehicles
  • Class W Vintage Motorcycles
  • Class X Vintage Trailers & Camp mobiles

The entry deadline is September 1, 2010. The show field will be available for car placement starting at 10:00 AM on Friday. To minimize a Saturday morning rush, entrants are encouraged to come early and place vehicles on the field Friday afternoon, September 24, so that all entered vehicles can be in their assigned spaces no later than 9:30 AM on Saturday.

Non-refundable entry fees are $45 for one vehicle and $35 for each additional vehicle submitted by the same owner. Paid entries entitle the owner(s) to general admission for two adults, one gift basket, two continental breakfasts and two buffet lunches.

General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $35 for families. Children 14 and younger are admitted free. A printable discount coupon is available on the Concours web site,, along with additional details on the event.

The Ironstone Winery is located on Six Mile Road off Main Street in the gold rush town of Murphys.