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 brentsav@mindspring.com 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

(408) 217-8097



                    Sunday, July 21                       

Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance

Crystal Springs Golf Course, Burlingame


(650) 619-6186


Sunday, September 8   

Ferndale Concours on Main

Main Street, Ferndale


(707) 786-4477


Sunday, September 22 

Danville d’Elegance

Hartz Avenue, Danville


(925) 360-7275


Sunday, October 6       

Niello Concours at Serrano

Serrano, Eldorado Hills


(916) 635-2445

  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


Photos courtesy of

Steve Martin, Paul Beatie, The Ferndale Enterprise & Leon Villagomez

Contact: (707) 786-7150 | pat@ferndaleconcours.org

© 2019, Ferndale Concours on Main

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