Applications are now open. Please refer to the list of classes here and refer to Entry Standards below. Judging Standards 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 September 1, 2018. 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.
The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is a show for vehicles in their original or restored-to-original condition. Generally, the most recent permissible model year is 1973. Modified cars, hot rods and customs are not accepted.
The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance reserves the right to combine and divide classes based on the entry mix. Due to space limitations, some classes might be limited in the number of vehicles accepted.
Individual marque classes may be broken out depending on entry numbers.
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 check point 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.