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Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is Born

Renowned farmers and vintners John & Gail Kautz envisioned an event that would benefit young people involved in agriculture, notably 4-H, Future Farmers of America and the California State Fair Scholarship Fund. From this initial idea, the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance Foundation was formed.

The antique and classic car show takes place at the beautiful grounds of Ironstone Vineyards in the gold country of the Sierra Nevada. Concours d’Elegance features more than 300 antique and classic cars as well as vintage trailers, motorcycles, and wooden boats. More that 3,000 visitors enjoy the beauty of the automobiles in the ambiance of the beautifully landscaped grounds of Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys, California.

Honored vehicle marques vary and include Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Bentley, Willys, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Amphicars and vintage tractors. Early Fords, sports cars, exotics, century-old race cars and motorcycles, coach-built luxury marques, and unrestored and original automobiles are also spotlighted.

In the spirit of Concours, we encourage you to wear vintage hats to show your support of this classic, elegant event. We look forward to having you join in contributing to this wonderful event that benefits the youth in our community.

Students are the Beneficiaries of Your Generosity!

Most important are the students who benefit from generous sponsors and participants of the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance Foundation. Students participating in agricultural programs are the true beneficiaries, with proceeds supporting Central and Northern California youth in agriculture, notably FFA and 4-H. Concours has recently begun funding garden programs implemented by certain schools, while also supporting activities such as the Horse Classics, Computer Corps and Citizenship Service Learning. The foundation has helped fund the California State FFA headquarters in Galt, California, scholarships in partnership with the California State Fair and Calaveras County Fair.

Become a Sponsor

The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance offers sponsorship opportunities to fit a wide range of budgets.  Participation in this prestigious event is a cost-effective way to create publicity and visibility for your company while showing your support for the Future Farmers of America, California 4-H Youth Development Programs and the California State Fair Scholarship Programs. 

Whether it is sponsoring a car class at this year’s event or a special gift item bearing your name and logo, we look forward to finding a way for you to get involved. If you need a sponsorship package customized to meet your business objectivesplease phone (209) 269-6950 or email us at

In-kind donations are welcome, and assets will be awarded commensurate to declared value.

2023 Sponsors


Cars Yeah
Henry E. & Lola Monroe Foundation
Ironstone Vineyards
Mechanics Bank
Pacific Coast Companies, Inc.



AIM, Inc.
Black Oak Casino Resort
Bokides Hesseltine Real Estate Company
Capital Public Radio
City Mechanical
Clarke Broadcasting
Diede Family
F&M Bank
Hagerty Insurance
Highline Autos
Kludt Oil
LF Associates
Les Schwab Tires
M&R Company
Mercedes Benz of Stockton
Murphys-Angels Lions Club
New Melones Lake Marina
Pebble Beach Concours
Public Access TV
Twin Anchors Marina



Blue Mountain Mineral
California Hot Wood, Inc.
Central Sierra Lodging
Central Valley Community Bank
Duarte Nursery
Garton Tractor, Inc.
Foothill Sanitary
Herum Crabtree Suntag Attorneys
Kamps Propane
Mark Twain Medical Center
Mid Valley Agricultural Services
Panella Trucking
Petersen & Company
Phillips Farm
Quintessential Wines
Sanborn Chevrolet
San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation
SASS! Public Relations/HERLIFE Magazine
Sonora Ford
Sports Car Market, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank
Wonderful Nurseries

*as of August 31, 2023