The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance is an automotive charitable event held each year on the Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, California. It is operated primarily as a Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Concours, with additional classes showcasing interesting and relevant automobiles. The 2010 event will be on Sunday, June 27, 2010 moving from its traditional date in September.[1]

A Concours d'Elegance (French, literally "a competition of elegance") is an event open to both prewar and postwar collector cars in which they are judged for authenticity, function, history, and style. Classes are commonly arranged by type, marque (manufacturer), coachbuilder, country of origin, or time period. Judges select first-, second-, and third-place finishers for each class in the event, and the judges confer the "Best of Show" award on one car from the group of first-place winners. In addition, a group of honorary judges, individuals who have made significant contributions to the automotive industry or motorsports, award a number of subjective awards to recognize standout vehicles regardless of class ribbons, as well as memorial awards created to honor specific automotive industry personages.


The first Concours was held in 1983 and was known as the Newport Beach Concours d'Elegance. It was held on the campus of University of California, Irvine for the first 10 years before moving to Pelican Hill Resort. In 2008 the event moved to the Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point and the Concours organizing committee officially changed the name of the event to the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance to properly reflect its new home.

Each year's Dana Point Concours honors a featured marque, coachbuilder, type or classification:

History of Locations:

  • 2008 - Present: Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St. Regis Resort, Dana Point, CA
  • 2004 - 2007: Strawberry Farms Golf Club, Irvine, CA
  • 2002 - 2005: Hidden Valley Park, Irvine, CA
  • 2000- 2001: The Oaks, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • 1994 - 1999: Pelican Hill Golf Club, Newport Coast, CA
  • 1983 - 1993: University of California, Irvine, CA


Prospective entrants must submit an application for each car, and the Concours field is selected from each year's pool of applicants.

Best of Show Winners by Year:

Charitable giving[]

The excess proceeds of the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance support the Ocean Institute, the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Hospital as well as other Southern California youth charities.

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