Applications for 28th Anniversary will be available soon. Please refer to the list of classes below and refer to Entry Standards below.
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. From the Best of Class winners, an overall Best of Show entry will be selected. The Race Car Class will also designate one car to receive the Martin Swig Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the support of vintage racing.
As has been our custom, in addition to our usual overall awards and several new ones, Best of Class vehicles will parade over the Ironstone Amphitheater stage. We feel this change is consistent with our determination to keep the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance a fun, relaxing and elegant event…more reminiscent of the European concours d’elegance of the 1930s, where each car was judged on its overall elegance and style rather than for its minutely detailed restoration or physical perfection.
Entry deadline is August 30, 2024. 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.
Please remember that only stock, unmodified cars are accepted at Ironstone Concours d’Elegance. We also love original, unrestored and well-maintained vehicles. All entrants and participants are invited to attend the Cars & Stars 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.
Entrants are encouraged to drive their cars to the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance. Each entered vehicle will be judged in its class or 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 the standards of the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance. Vehicles must be driven through the checkpoint and onto the show field. A special trailer unloading and parking area will be available.
Note: Any vehicle that has won Best In Class will not be eligible for judging in the year immediately following. However, previous winners are welcome for display only and may return for judging in future years.
A Antiques through 1924
B Vintage 1925-1942
C American & European Classic Open
D American & European Classic Closed
G Austin and Bantam Cars
H Wood Bodied Cars
I Race Cars
J Porsche 75th Anniversary
K Unrestored to 1959
L Unrestored 1960-1973
M Mini & Micro Cars
N American Production: 1946 to 1954
N-1 Henry J & K-F Corp.
O American Production: 1955 to 1961
P American Production: 1962-1973
P-1 Ford, 1962-1973
Q American Muscle Cars through 1973
R European, Japanese and British through 1973
R-1 Mercedes-Benz Automobiles
R-2 Jaguar Automobiles, E-Type
R-3 MG Automobiles
R-4 Austin-Healey Automobiles
R-5 Morgan Automobiles
R-6 Sunbeam Automobiles
R-7 Borgward Automobiles
S Ford Model A
T Ford Thunderbird
U Vintage Commercial
V Vintage Motorcycles
W Vintage Trailers & Housecards
X DeTomaso Automobiles
Z Stationary Engines and Tractors
Mobility-challenged guests may seek assistance by calling (209) 728-1251 for cart service to a drop-off location as well as restricted elevator access.
The venue has large flat concrete sidewalks, but there are many elevation changes and numerous stairs. Most of the cars on display are parked on a large, open, grassy field, much of which is on a mild hill.
Seating—with and without tables—is available at various locations on the winery grounds. Patrons should also feel free to sit at picnic tables, chairs and on stone walls.
The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is held outdoors. Guests should prepare properly for sun exposure. Shady areas are available throughout the venue, but afternoons can get warm, and long-term exposure to direct sunlight can be harmful. Be sure to bring and apply sunscreen.
Water is available free of charge until supplies run out. Food vendors also have beverages available for purchase.
Guests are not allowed to bring ice chests into the Ironstone Amphitheatre grounds.
Alcohol will be available for purchase. Guests may not bring their own alcoholic beverages into the venue.
This is a casual, family-friendly event. Guests are encouraged to come in period attire.
Well behaved pets on a leash are welcome. Please mind your pet around the cars and children. Pet owners should be prepared to clean up after their animals.
Parking is available in the lower parking lot and on overflow parking at the top of the hill. Please respect others regarding speed and dust. Handicapped parking is available in designated locations.
Please do not speed on the entry road or parking areas. There are livestock and permanent neighbors in the area. Roads are not designed for large vehicles, so please be careful of slower traffic.
Restrooms are located throughout the venue. Please check the map in your program for the facility nearest you.
Drones are not permitted at the event. Drone operators will be escorted off the premises and will not be allowed to return to future shows.
All media rights are retained by the Ironstone Concours Foundation. For information about press passes, please call (209) 269-6950.
LOST & FOUND
For lost and found items, please go to the security office at Ironstone Vineyards. The office telephone number is (209) 728-1251.
BEST OF SHOW
1910 Stearns Model 30/60 5 Passenger Touring
Kirk Bewley and Stu Laidlaw – Sacramento
MOST ELEGANT OPEN CAR
1948 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible
Academy of Art University Collection – San Francisco
MOST ELEGANT CLOSED CAR
1961 Jaguar E-Type Coupe (New York Show Car)
Mark Miller – Los Gatos
BEST UNRESTORED CAR
1903 Knox Model C Stanhope
Scott Henningsen – Salinas
IRONSTONE FOUNDATION AWARD
1938 Bantam Austin Pickup and Camper Trailer
Colin & Patricia Hughes – Ventura
IRONSTONE SPONSOR’S AWARD
1930 Stutz Model M Le Baron Speedster
Larry & Juana Carter – Los Gatos
BEST COMPETITION CAR – MARTIN SWIG AWARD
1920 Lexington Pikes Peak
Charles Test – Minneapolis, Minnesota
1935 Lancia Augusta Pickup
Barbara Neuman – Lincoln
1923 Ford Model T Water Tanker
Robert Lanini – Stockton
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Ralph Lux – Fair Oaks
Class A: Antique to 1924
1910 Stearns 3060 Touring
Kirk Bewley & Stu Laidlaw – Sacramento, California
Class B: Vintage 1925 – through 1942
1929 Hupmobile Model 1 M Cabriolet Coupe
Donald Sande – Carmichael, California
Class C: American & European Classics – Open
1930 Stutz Series M LeBaron Speedster
Larry & Juana Carter – Los Gatos, California
Class D: American & European Classics – Closed
1936 Chrysler Imperial Airflow
David Felderstein – Sacramento, California
Class E: Pierce-Arrow Automobiles
1936 Pierce Arrow 1601 Sedan
Jim Ochsner – Redwood City, California
Class F: Packard Automobiles
1937 Packard 1507 V12 Convertible Coupe
Lorenzo Nannini – Pine Grove, California
Class G: Austin and Bantam Cars
1931 American Austin 142 Roadster
Lynn & Jan James – Tracy, California
Class H: Wood Bodied Cars
1940 Packard 120 Cantrell Station Wagon
George Myers – Saint Helena, California
Class I: Race Cars
Class J: Porsche 75th Anniversary
1973 Porsche 911T
Don & Allison Wenstrand – Denair, California
Class K: Unrestored, to 1959
1903 Knox C
Scott Henningsen – Salinas, California
Class L: Unrestored 1960-1973
1967 Ford Ranchero
Rick Bacon – Sonora, California
Class M: Mini and Micro Cars
Richard Davis – Pleasanton, California
Class N: American Production 1946-1954
1954 Oldsmobile Super 88
Rick & Sandy Sanguinetti – Santa Rosa, California
Class N1: Henry J & K-F Corp.
1947 Frazer Manhattan SD
Larry Rodkey – Elk Grove, California
Class O: American Production 1955-1961
1961 Chrysler 300G Coupe
Jim & Barbara Major – Newcastle, California
Class P: American Production 1962-1973
1962 Oldsmobile F85 Jetfire Coupe
Chandler Knapp – Fair Oaks, California
Class P1: Ford, 1962-1973
1970 Ford Torino
Deborah Clendenning – El Dorado Hills, California
Class P2: Corvair
1966 Chevy Corvair
Wesley Nicholas – Folsom, California
Class Q: American Muscle Cars through 1973
1968 Oldsmobile 442 Coupe
Graffiti Classic Car Museum – Modesto, California
Class Q-1: Chevrolet Corvette
1962 Chevy Corvette
Scott & Kara Blevins – Angels Camp, California
Class R: European, Japanese and British Cars through 1973
1972 Lancia Fulvia
Todd Radkem – Red Bluff, California
Class R-1: Mercedes-Benz Automobiles
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE
Bo Elgby – Reno, Nevad
Class R-2: Jaguar Automobiles, XK Series
1958 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe
George & Nancy Anderson – Napa, California
Class R2a: Jaguar Automobiles, E-Type
1961 Jaguar E-Type
Mark Miller – Los Altos, California
Class R-3: MG Automobiles
1958 MGA 2100 A
Scott & Cathy Johnston – San Jose, California
Class R-4: Austin-Healey Automobiles
1966 Austin Healey BJ-8
Ira & Carol McKee – El Dorado Hills, California
Class R-5: Morgan Automobiles
1968 Morgan 4 Roadster
Susan Morgan – Folsom, California
Class R-6: Sunbeam Automobiles
1965 Sunbeam Tiger Convertible
Paul Gwizsak – Concord, California
Class R-7: Borgward Automobiles
1960 Borgward Coupe
Randall Schultheis – Laguna Beach, California
Class R-8: Triumph Automobiles
1970 Triumph TR6
AnnaBelle Pugh – Wallace, California
Class S: Ford Model A
1931 Ford Model A Pickup
Doug Clayton – Manteca, California
Class T: Ford Thunderbird
1957 Ford Tbird
Jim & Maria Guthrie – Livermore, California
Class U: Vintage Commercial
1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep
John & Linda Burg – Oroville, California
Class V: Vintage Motorcycles
1958 BSA A10 Golden Flash
Jerry Meadows – Sparks, Nevada
Class W: Vintage Trailers and Housecars
1956 Airstream Liner Trailer
Michael & Eden Hayworth – Sebastapol, California
Class X: DeTomaso Automobiles
1974 DeTomaso Pantera
Dennis & Liz Valdez – San Jose, California