The Entrant Selection Committee personally invites you to submit your vehicle to be considered for inclusion in the Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance.

*Entries received after April 20 may not be included in our commemorative magazine.

List of Automobile Classes

  • AM1 American Manufactured 1920 through 1945
  • AM 2 American Manufactured 1946 through 1956
  • AM 3 American Manufactured 1957 through 1970
  • C 50th Anniversary Corvette Sting Ray 1963 through 1967
  • CC Certified Classics 1925 through 1948
  • F 12 Cylinder Ferraris through 1985
  • H Legends of Hollywood (Display Only)
  • IM1 Vintage Italian Motorcycles 1950 through 1959
  • IM2 Vintage Italian Motorcycles 1960 through 1969
    IM3 Vintage Italian Motorcycles 1970 through 1979
  • I1 Imports Under $3500 1946 through 1962
  • I2 Imports Over $3500 1946 through 1962
    I3 Imports Under $5000 1963 through 1979
  • I4 Imports Over $5000 1963 through 1979
  • J Japanese manufacture through 1985
    L Lamborghini through 1990 in celebration of the 50th anniversary
  • MD Moal Design (Display Only)
  • U1 Unrestored through 1961
  • U2 Unrestored 1962 through 1970
  • VR Vintage Race through 1979
  • W Woodie through 1955 (Display Only)

Judging Overview

The Marin Sonoma Concours brings to Northern California an event inspired by classic European auto shows. In the early years of the motor industry, after cars had developed an acceptable level of reliability, European auto makers began to focus on style as a way to attract customers. Manufacturers and coachbuilders appointed stylists, whose creations were displayed to critical review and admiring crowds at competitions called ‘concours d’elegance.’ Cars were judged solely on their elegance of concept and design.

In the United States, the term ‘concours d’elegance’ is typically used to describe a show featuring older collector cars, which are evaluated on the basis of originality, condition, and presentation.

The Marin Sonoma Concours incorporates the traditional European and current American methods by using an approach to class judging that combines the criteria outlined above.

Judging Guidelines for Entrants

Please note: The Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance is now an SCCA sanctioned event.  New judging rules are described below. 

If you wish to have your vehicle judged, please take the time to read the following guidelines regarding our judging criteria:

Individual marque classes may be judged by marque class rules.

Automobiles will be evaluated for authenticity, state of preservation or restoration and elegance. In the event of a tie, vehicles that have participated in “The Tour” will be given priority.

Each class winner becomes a candidate for one of the two top awards: ‘Best of Show – Concours d’Elegance’ and ‘Best of Show – Concours de Sport.’

The decisions of the Chief Judge shall be final.

Rules of Entry

All vehicles must be pre-registered. Release of liability and photographs must accompany each entry.

The Committee reserves the right to combine or divide classes depending on the number of entries accepted.

The Committee reserves the right to accept or deny any entry.

The Committee will have final decision on vehicle classification.

Vehicles must be in assigned spaces by 8:45 a.m.

Owners/Entrants must remain by their vehicles during judging, which will start promptly at 9:30 a.m.

All vehicles must remain in position on the field until the final award has been presented and permission is given to remove the vehicles.

No signs, displays, stanchions or illustrations will be allowed.

No pop-up tents are permitted.

All cars must carry a fire extinguisher.

“For Sale” or other commercial signs, displays, and illustrations are prohibited in the Concours area.

No trailers will be allowed on the Concours field on Sunday. Special parking and unloading areas for trailers will be provided.

Continental breakfast will be provided for entrants Sunday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. during the staging of vehicles.