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Photo by Evan Wish
2019 Event Schedule
This is your personal invitation to experience vintage motorcars on an authentic, historical boulevard, in the Victorian Village, a preservationist’s dream. This is a complete Concours, not just a show and shine, and we have planned an enchanting weekend just for you!
Thursday, Sept. 5
Our tour begins Thursday morning in San Rafael and cruises the scenic California coastline on Highway 1 including a stop at Ft. Ross and then lunch in Mendocino. Dinner and an overnight stay at the historic Benbow Inn.
Friday, Sept. 6
Breakfast at Benbow on Friday preceding our scenic drive along the Avenue of the Giants and Rockefeller Forest before our arrival in Ferndale. Check into your accommodations, freshen up and then join us for a welcome reception for Concours entrants, judges and sponsors in The Barndominium garden.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Saturday, our Rendezvous d’Elegance begins on a back-country road, takes a narrated cruise of Humboldt Bay aboard the M.V. Madaket, tour of the Harper Family’s 60-vehicle strong auto collection and concludes with lunch and tour of the Carson Mansion, considered the finest example of Queen Anne Victorian architecture in the nation.
Saturday dinner at the VI Restaurant in the Concours’ host hotel, Victorian Inn.
Sunday, Sept. 8 - Concours Day!
Sunday's Concours event is on Ferndale's Main Street, a historic distrist on the National Register of Historic Places and a town center rich with original Victorian buildings. Rolls-Royce/Bentley are this year's featured marques.
7 am: Gates to the "field," a.k.a. Main Street from Shaw Avenue to Ocean Avenue, open for entrant parking
10 am: Concours opens to the public; judging begins
Noon: Judging concludes
After 2 pm: Awards ceremony begins
4 pm: Concours concludes
Sunday country dinner of fried chicken & mashed potatoes at the Ferndale Community Center, followed by a Monday morning "Hate to See You Go" breakfast at VI Restaurant.
Photo by Evan Wish