Marin Sonoma Concours D'Elegance

A dazzling display of automotive classics from Europe and America, as well as vintage campers, trailers and wooden boats, will highlight the 3rd Annual Marin-Sonoma Concours d’Elegance on Sun., May 15, 10 – 4pm at the Marin County Fairgrounds, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA All proceeds from this premier showcase benefit nonprofit healthcare provider, Hospice By The Bay which serves Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma and San Mateo Counties.

Years of elegant designs from Rolls-Royce, Britain’s most-famous marque, will be on display along with vehicles celebrating 100 years of Stutz, Chevrolet and Indy 500 racing. In conjunction with the Marin-Sonoma Concours, “The Drive,” a motoring event featuring classic vehicles, will take place on Sat., May 14.


  • James Hetfield (Metallica) -1948 Airstream Trailer, the Wee Wind will be on display as part of the vintage trailers, campers and station wagons
  • A brilliant red and chrome Rolls-Royce Torpedo Tourer commissioned in 1925 by England’s King George V as a gift for India’s Maharajah Bhupinder Singh
  • An exceedingly rare 1918 Chevrolet V8 touring car helps spotlight the 100th anniversary of this venerable American car line.
  • The last surviving 1929 Raise the Roof Chevrolet house car, the earliest of “pop top” campers and trailers heads the lineup of vintage trailers, campers, and station wagons.
  • The Andy Granatelli Kurtis roadster – the Indy race car which placed 4th in the 1953 Indianapolis 500 with Freddie Agabashian behind the wheel.
  • 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.

The Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance is organized by community volunteers headed by Marin car enthusiast Charlie Goodman. Proceeds Hospice By The Bay, which provides 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.

Tickets are $20 and sold at the gate. Children 16 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Food and wine sampling will be available for purchase. Free Parking. No dogs allowed, except service animals. Tickets for a private VIP Tent with gourmet food and beverages are $75 each (includes admission to the event).

Monica Turner
Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.