The 2020 Chico Concours d’Elegance Has Been Canceled
Officials of the Chico Concours d’Elegance have decided to cancel the upcoming show which was scheduled for October 11, 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic numbers, both in our area and statewide, are not trending in a positive direction, and we must be mindful of the health of our exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, and event location staff. Learn more
The History of the Chico Concours d’Elegance
The Chico Concours had its beginning in 1979 as the brainchild of Mr. Todd Radke, a local automobile enthusiast and then Director of the Chico Visitor and Convention Bureau.
The Bureau was an adjunct of the Chico Chamber of Commerce and was charged with the responsibility of promoting events that would bring visitors to the city of Chico. The first Concours was held at the Silver Dollar Fairground and was an immediate success.
In 1982, the Chico Concours volunteers approached the Chico Active 20-30 Club to see if that group would be interested in taking over sponsorship of the event. The 20-30 Club had previously taken responsibility for concessions at the Concours and was interested in the event as a means of raising money for their community service work.
The 20-30 Club accepted the invitation and ran the show for the next three years, along with KHSL Radio/TV as a Co-sponsor. Art Gausemel and Glenn Geer of the 20-30 Club were chairmen for the 1982 and 1983 Concours … Learn more