The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance Foundation – the annual antique and classic car show – takes place at the beautiful grounds of Ironstone Vineyards in the gold country of the Sierra Nevada. The Concours d’Elegance features 300 antique and classic cars, as well as vintage trailers and motorcycles.
More than 3,000 visitors enjoy the beauty of the automobiles in the ambiance of the stunning landscape on the grounds of Ironstone Family Winery, located at 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, California. General admission tickets are $20.00 per person. Children under 14 admitted free. Sponsorships are still available.
The 2015 event will also feature plein-air painters scattered throughout the beautiful grounds of Ironstone. Each artist will capture on canvas the landscape, as well as the classic cars on display. Judie Cain-Papais, of Cain Art Studio in Murphys is organizing the participation of these talented plein air painters.
Additional activities throughout the weekend include Dinner Under the Stars and the Annual Gala Luncheon.
Dinner Under the Stars – Friday Night
Dinner Under the Stars is held on Friday evening, September 25. Featuring wine tasting from local wineries, a delicious buffet and a lively auction, guests will also enjoy getting a sneak peak at some of the early arrival vehicles. Tickets are $75 per person.
The Gala Luncheon – Saturday – Keynote Speaker Jackie Frady
Jackie Frady, president and executive director of the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Gala Luncheon at noon on Saturday.
In addition to leading one of the highest ranking automobile museums in the US and world, Frady is also renowned as a 2015 Top Ten Business Woman of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) for her career accomplishments, community involvement, and contributions to the organization. Frady’s 30-year career in the collector car field began in 1981 with the former Harrah’s Automobile Collection. Since her promotion to executive director of the Museum in 1992 and president of the Museum’s corporation in 2012, Frady has been recognized for her success by Reno Magazine, the Reno Gazette-Journal, and KTVN. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Silver Thistle Award, which awarded her as the 2013 Scot of the Year by the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans. Frady has been actively involved with the National Association of Automobile Museums (NAAM) since 1994, and 2015 marks her 20th year as an honorary judge at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
This Gala Luncheon includes a delicious luncheon buffet and a live auction. Tickets are $125 each and include admission to the Concours.
The Founder and the Beneficiaries
Now in its 19th year, Concours d’Elegance was created by Gail and John Kautz. Both farmers and vintners, they envisioned an event that would benefit young people involved in agriculture, notably 4-H Clubs, Future Farmers of America and the California State Fair Scholarship Fund. From that initial idea, The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance Foundation has raised more than $700,000 since its inception. In 2013, through the proceeds of Concours d’Elegance, a $130,000 pledge was completed to assist in the development of the Future Farmers of America State Headquarters Building in Galt, California.
For event information, contact: ironstonefoundation.org or (209) 269-6950