The Entry Process for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Each November we send out entry applications to many annual participants. These are due at the beginning of January. After weeks spent vetting these applications, the Concours Selection Committee meets in early February to determine which cars will receive a coveted invitation to the August competition. 

In selecting entrants, cars not previously shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance or another major concours are given preference and we generally do not allow cars to return to our show field within a ten-year period unless they have changed ownership and are freshly restored (or they are an original preservation car). Most applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by April.

Cars accepted for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance cannot be shown at any other public car show, event, display or auction in August prior to the Concours. (Exceptions are made only for certain cars participating in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.) We also ask you to tell us before showing your car elsewhere earlier in the year as this may impact our interest in it; we strive to be unique.

2024 Class List

A-1: Antique

A-2: Packard Early (Pre-Twin Six)

C: American Classic

D : Packard 125th Anniversary

G: Duesenberg

H: Rolls-Royce Prewar

J: European Classic

L-1: Prewar Preservation

L-2: Postwar Preservation

M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring

M-2: Ferrari Competition

O-1: Postwar Sports Racing

O-2: Postwar Touring

P-1: Maserati

P-2: Maserati Frua

Q: Frua

R: 1990s BPR & FIA GT Race Cars

V: Wedge-Shaped Concept Cars and Prototypes

Classes & Features

View the proposed list for the upcoming event’s special classes and features. They may be subject to change as submissions are received.

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Our Selection Process

All entries are vetted and reviewed by members of the Pebble Beach Concours Selection Committee. A process that begins as soon as an application is received. Provenance is reviewed, history and details are studied to name a few, all coming together to select the cars that comprise the outstanding show field on Concours Sunday

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Our Judging Process

The concours d’elegance is not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles are judged for their style and technical merit, as well as their history, their originality and the accuracy of their preservation or restoration—and the best garner reward and recognition. At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this process is two-fold.

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Awards & Trophies

In addition to class awards, Pebble Beach Concours entries are also eligible to receive one of the Special Awards and trophies that are awarded in recognition of other valued aspects of the car- such as use of technology, engineering and design for the specific era a car was built.

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How to Apply

Each year, entry applications are available online starting in November and are sent by email to many of our frequent entrants. These applications are due at the beginning of January.

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