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 late 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.
Proposed 2021 Class List Descriptions
A-2: Early Electric Vehicles
C: American Classic
D: Packard Open
E: 70 Years of Best of Show Winners
H: Rolls-Royce Prewar
I: Mercedes-Benz Prewar
J: European Classic
K: Talbot-Lago Grand Sport
L: Prewar Preservation
M: Ferrari Grand Touring & Competition
O-1: Postwar Racing
O-2: Postwar Sports
O-3: Postwar Touring
P-1: Pinin Farina Prewar
P-2: Pininfarina Postwar
P-3: Pininfarina Ferrari
Q: Porsche 917
R: Carrera Panamericana 1950–1954
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.learn more
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 Sundaylearn more
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.learn more
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.learn more
How to Apply
Each year, entry applications are typically available online starting in November and due at the beginning of January.