Over 200 Custom and Classic Vehicles on Display for the 3rd Annual Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance

( February 01, 2011

Over 200 Custom and Classic Vehicles on Display for the 3rd Annual Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance

Over 200 Custom and Classic Vehicles on Display for the 3rd Annual Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet and the Indy 500 at the Brickyard, rare, historic, custom and classic vehicles will take the field at the 3rd Annual Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance on Sun., May 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Marin County Fairgrounds, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA.

Along with more than 200 cars on display, vehicles in 18 classes will be judged by automotive experts and enthusiasts. Vendors of the latest automotive products and services will also be on view.

Tickets are $ 20 at the gate. Children 16 and under are free, and must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is free. No dogs except service dogs allowed. Food will available to the public for purchase from several local vendors. Wine sampling is $ 15, which includes a commemorative wine glass. All proceeds from this event benefit the Bay Area non-profit Hospice By The Bay. For information, visit, or call (415) 479-7727.

Tickets to a private VIP Tent with gourmet food and beverages are $ 75 each (includes admission to the Concours). To purchase VIP tickets, e-mail, or call Hospice By The Bay at (415) 526-5500.

Highlighted vehicles this year include:

The last surviving 1929 Raise the Roof Chevrolet house car, forerunner to the pop-up camper, which headlines a lineup of vintage trailers and early motorhomes.
Among the featured Indy race cars will be the Andy Granatelli Kurtis roadster, which placed 4th in the 1953 Indianapolis 500.
A rare showing of historic American Bantam coupes, sedans and Speedsters microcars, made in the 1930s and early ‘40s, including an extremely rare 1941 Boulevard Delivery.
A flotilla of beautiful classic wooden boats moored in the Civic Center’s lagoon.

For information on entering a vehicle, event sponsorship, exhibitor space, or to advertise in the event program, visit, or call (415) 479-7727.

The Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance is organized by community volunteers headed by Marin car enthusiast Charlie Goodman. The Presenting Sponsor is The Price Family Dealerships. Proceeds from the 2011 Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance once again benefit the non-profit healthcare provider, Hospice By The Bay, which serves Marin, San Francisco, Northern San Mateo and Sonoma counties. Since 1975, Hospice By The Bay has provided the highest quality of end-of-life care to patients and support to their families, regardless of their ability to pay. Hospice By The Bay’s grief counseling program also serves anyone in the community coping with the loss of a loved one.

Hospice By The Bay programs are funded through health care reimbursement and charitable donations from community members and corporate sponsors. For more information about Hospice By The Bay’s care or to make a donation to support our work, call (415) 927-2273, or visit

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