About Concours & the SCCA
Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) was founded in 1944 and now has membership in excess of 55,000. SCCA’s San Francisco Region (SFR) followed in 1948, boasts about 3,400 members, and encompasses the geographic area north of Fresno to the Oregon border. Although SCCA’s focus has always been on racing, sanctioning road races throughout the country, SFR has also sanctioned Concours d’Elegance - competitions of elegance – since 1952. Concours are exhibits of collector automobiles judged on their quality of restoration to original and authentic, as well as their condition, preparation and operation.
SCCA provides judges, field crew and scorers at each SCCA-sanctioned concours. All judges are volunteers and deemed expert on specific marques (manufacturers). All judged automobiles should be, essentially, as they appeared on the showroom floor. Each auto is judged beginning with 100 points. Points are then deducted for deviations from original, imperfections, poor preparation, etc. The highest three point-finishers in each class are awarded trophies. But, for an automobile to win its class, it must score at least 80 points; second place requires at least 70 points; third place at least 60 points.
Originating in 2008, SFR-SCCA has been presenting the Championship Award. 5-points are awarded for entering each SFR-SCCA sanctioned concours, for receiving a class trophy (5-points, 1st place; 3-points, 2nd place; 2-points, 3rd place) and for being judged Best-of-Show (10-points). The automobile that accumulates the greatest number of points at the end of the concours season wins the award. The Championship Award is presented at the season’s final show. For a vehicle to accumulate points and to win the Championship Award, it must be model year 1987, or older. Once a vehicle has won the Championship Award, it is ineligible to win it again.
SFR-SCCA is actively seeking new judges, field crew and scoring assistants. If you are interested, please contact Chief-of-Concours Ed Therrien at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (510)670-4700.
2019 SCCA-Sanctioned Concours d’Elegance
Sunday, June 23
Coyote Creek Concours d’Elegance
Coyote Creek Golf Club, Morgan Hill, CA
Sunday, July 21
Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance
Crystal Springs Golf Course, Burlingame
Sunday, September 8
Ferndale Concours on Main
Main Street, Ferndale
Sunday, September 22
Hartz Avenue, Danville
Sunday, October 6
Niello Concours at Serrano
Serrano, Eldorado Hills
2019 SCCA Concours Board of Directors
Ed Therrien: Chief-of-Concours
Butch Wright: Chief Judge
Shirley Wright: Chief-of-Scoring
Darren Townsley: Chief-of-Field
Tom Gano: Director-of-Marketing
Jim Perell: Director-of-Communications/SCCA Liaison
Morris Lum: Photographer/Webmaster
Dr. Shannon Davidson: Member-at-Large
Pat Wille: Secretary/Treasurer