08/29/2009: "Concours d’Elegance at San Juan Vineyards On Sunday"
The Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of San Juan Island, will hold its annual Concours d’Elegance at the San Juan Vineyards on Sunday August 30, 2009, from 11 AM till 3:30 PM. Rounding out the weekend will be a picnic and tour Saturday afternoon, and a dinner Saturday evening-- see the details below.
San Juan Vineyards is located at 3136 Roche Harbor Road, a short 10-minute drive from Friday Harbor. A $30.00 entry fee for the first car entered includes an entrance donation for two people and an 18 x 24” copy of the event poster. Additional cars are welcomed for a fee of $10.00. The Medical Guild will provide a box lunch, including drink for $10.00; advance orders for lunch are not required. Spectators are welcome; General Admission is free although a voluntary tax deductable contribution of $10 is encouraged.
The Concours is a charitable event with the net proceeds going to the San Juan Island Family Resource Center, San Juan Island Public School District Foundation, and the Rotary International Polio Eradication Project. Click here for a Car Entrant Registration Form or use the link on the left side of this page.
Entrees will be judged in six categories, including British, Porsche, American Sports, and Special Interest. This year’s featured marqué is British Sports Cars.
Here is the schedule for Sunday:
• 9:00 to 10:30 AM Open for Entrant Parking
• 10:00 to 2:30 PM Coffee, Muffins, Cookies, Water for sale by the Medical Guild
• 11:00 AM Open for Spectators
• 12:00 to 2:00 PM Lunch Available; Wine will be sold in the pavilion
• 2:30 to 3:00 PM Presentation of Awards
• 3:30 PM Concours Closed, Cars can be moved
The event sponsors are Barrier Motors, and King Printing & Design.
In conjunction with the Concours the Medical Guild is hosting the Dinner d’Elegance on Saturday August 29. at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. The Wine Bar starts at 6:00 PM followed by the $50 a plate fund raising dinner at 7:30 PM. Meal selections include a choice of halibut or prime rib with salad, rolls, special potatoes, vegetables and a yummy blackberry cobbler dessert. Net proceeds of the Saturday dinner and the Sunday lunch will be donated toward equipping a new Observation Room at the Medical Center.
Car entrants can make dinner reservations on the Car Registration form (click here) and spectators can click here for the Dinner Reservation form, or see the links on the left side of this page.
Also on Saturday, a no-cost Island Tour will be sponsored by the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands. The Tour will begin with a Picnic at 12:30 PM at a local member's estate, and the Tour will begin at 2:00 PM. Concours Entrants will receive a map to the Picnic site via email about a week before the event.
Saturday and Sunday will be a fun time and a chance for everyone to view a collection of rare and unique automobiles in a beautiful setting while at the same time contributing to several very worthwhile services vital to our community.
We sincerely hope that you will participate in the 2009 Concours, the show is for daily drivers as well as spic and span autos.