MURPHYS — The 23rd Annual Ironstone Concours d’Elegance will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.
Ironstone Concours d’Elegance – the annual antique and classic car show – will take place at the beautiful grounds of Ironstone Vineyards in the gold country of the Sierra Nevada. Concours d’Elegance features over 300 antique and classic cars, as well as vintage trailers and motorcycles.
More than 3,000 visitors enjoy the beauty of the automobiles in the ambiance of the stunning landscape on the grounds of Ironstone Vineyards, located at 1894 Six Mile Road in Murphys. General admission tickets are $25 per person. Children under 14 are admitted free.
The 2019 event will also feature Plein Air Painters scattered throughout the beautiful grounds of Ironstone. Each artist will capture on canvas the ambiance and landscape, as well as the classic cars on display.
Additional activities throughout the weekend include the Ironstone Vintage Backroads Tour, Cars and Stars dinner, the Patron’s Tent and a Saturday afternoon live auction.
The Ironstone Vintage Backroads Tour will lead a caravan of vintage vehicles through Calaveras County to New Melones Lake, where attendees will enjoy lunch on a boat. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and lunch begins at 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $75 for a vehicle with two guests. Space is limited.
Cars and Stars will be held on Friday evening, Sept. 27. This night features wine tasting from local wineries, a delicious buffet and a lively auction. Guests will also get to enjoy a sneak peek at some of the early arrival vehicles. Tickets are $75 per person.
Saturday’s event includes the Patron’s Tent, an area open throughout the day to sponsors and Concours guests. Patron’s Tent admission is $125 per person. A luncheon will be served at 11 a.m. A live auction will be held in the Patron’s Tent at 1 p.m. and is open to all attendees.
Twenty-three years ago, John and Gail Kautz created Concours d’Elegance. As farmers and vintners, they envisioned an event that would benefit young people involved in agriculture, notably 4-H Clubs, Future Farmers of America and the California State Fair Scholarship Fund. From that initial idea, the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance Foundation has raised more than $700,000 since its inception. In 2013, through the proceeds of Concours d’Elegance, a $130,000 pledge was completed to assist in the development of the Future Farmers of America State Headquarters Building in Galt, California.
For event information visit ironstoneconcours.org or call 209-269-6950.