The Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance returns to the Marin County Fairgrounds for its second year on May 16, 2010. Having set the precedent as a world-class show and successful fundraiser for Hospice By The Bay, this year’s event will showcase 200 exotic and rare vehicles on the lawn and 16 beautiful classic wooden boats in the lagoon. The featured marque for 2010 is Porsche.
Potential entrants are invited to submit their automobile for consideration. Applications are currently available and entrants will be notified of acceptance or denial prior to March 30, 2010. The entry fee is $60 if submitted before March 15th and $85 thereafter. Entry fee will be returned for any vehicle not selected. The fee includes admission for two adults, gift, program and two continental breakfasts.
2010 Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance Car Classes
Class A – American Sports Cars through 1975
Class C – American Classic / Open 1925 – 1948 ( As currently listed in the CCCA List of Approved Cars)
Class C1 – American Classic / Closed 1925 – 1948 ( As currently listed in the CCCA list of Approved Cars)
Class E – European Design, American Muscle through 1975 ( Cars must have been designed in Europe and supplied with American power plants. Examples: Iso, Bizzarrini, Dual Ghia, Jensen, Facel Vega, De Tomaso)
Class I – Import Cars through 1944
Class I1 – Import Cars 1945 – 1975 Original MSRP under $5000
Class I2 – Import Cars 1945 – 1975 Original MSRP over $5000
Class M1 – American Milestones 1947 – 1956
Class M2 – American Milestones 1957 – 1975
Class P1 – Porsche 356 1949 – 1965
Class P2 – Porsche 911 1965 – 1973
Class P3 – Porsche Race Cars
Class U1 – Preservation/Unrestored Pre-War (Only cars with original interior, paint, engine/drivetrain, and accessory equipment will be accepted)
Class U2 – Preservation/Unrestored Post War (Only cars with original interior, paint, engine/drivetrain, and accessory equipment will be accepted)
Class V1 – Vintage Race Cars Pre-War
Class V2 – Vintage Race Cars Post-War
Class W – Woodies
Cars will be judged on interior, exterior, engine and chassis based on authenticity, general appearance, care and preparation. Any entrant may elect to have a car judged or entered as exhibit only. Cars being judged will have field priority. Where possible, single marque classes will be judged by individual marque judges using their own rules and guidelines. All First in Class winners will be eligible to compete for Best of Show – Concours d’Elegance or Best of Show – Concours de Sport.
In addition to the Concours, the event will host several special exhibits, including vintage commercial vehicles from the Bay Area and historic hot rods and “kustom kars.” There will also be exhibitors of exceptional automotive products and services plus live music, food, wine tasting and micro brew sampling as well as car-related art.
The designated charity for the Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance is Hospice By The Bay, a non-profit, end-of-life healthcare provider that has been comforting and caring for seriously ill patients and their families since 1975.