Frequently Asked Questions
Despite our best efforts, we know it’s sometimes hard to find the right answer, right now. So we assembled this FAQ — It offers most of what you need to know about the Chico Concours is. If you’re still not sure about something, feel free to contact us. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have.
// General attendance questions
How much does it cost to attend the Chico Concours?
Admission for all spectators is free.
Chico can get pretty toasty, even in autumn. Is there shade available?
Yes There will be numerous shaded and tent areas to sit and relax.
Are young children allowed to attend?
Absolutely! We love families and kids.
Are pets allowed on the show grounds?
Nope. Unfortunately, pets at an outdoor event present certain challenges that are difficult to overcome.
Will there be food and refreshments available on the show grounds?
Yes. Butte Creek Country Club typically provides a reasonably priced luncheon with casual food and refreshments.
Can we bring our own food and refreshments to the show?
Sure. Please remember to pick up and dispose of any trash before you leave.
Is there ample parking available?
Yes. There’s plenty of free parking on the grounds and on the surrounding streets. In the early hours, we often have parking attendants who guide the way.
Are there restrooms available?
Will there be a bicycle display this year?
We’re not sure yet. If so, we’ll mention it here on our website.
Will you have t-shirts, posters, and other memorabilia for sale at the show?
We will. A Chico Concours concession stand will offer all manner of memorabilia.
// Entry questions
How much does it cost to enter a car?
The cost to display a car is $40 per entry. We have a special rate for car clubs with multiple entries.
Learn more: How to enter the Chico Concours
Do I have to fill out an entry form — and pay a fee — for each car that I enter?
Yes. The entry fee is $40 per car. To help keep our records straight, it’s important that each entry have its own form.
Are there any restrictions as to the year, model, and condition of cars accepted for entry?
Nope. In general we accept all cars — And rely on the owner’s good judgment.
Are modified cars and hotrods allowed?
Absolutely. We love craftsmanship and hotrods.
Is it “hotrod” or “hot rod”?
Doesn’t matter. We love ’em both.
Do you have classes for motorcycles?
We do. In fact, our motorcycle display has grown quite popular.
Do you award physical prizes?
We do. And we pride ourselves on the quality and uniqueness of our First Place Class and Special Award trophies.
// Other questions
What is a concours d’elegance?
Traditionally, a “concours d’elegance” is an exhibition or contest, especially a parade of vintage or classic motor vehicles in which prizes are awarded for those in the best original condition. If that sounds a little stuffy, it is. Our annual car show is elegant, but definitely more casual. That’s why we removed the “d’elegance” part from our official name.
What happens if it rains on the day of the show?
It’s never rained on the day of the Chico Concours, but anything’s possible. Rain would cause cancellation of the event. In such a case, your vehicle entry fee would be refunded.
Is it okay to take pictures (or movies) of cars at the show?
Certainly! Click away. In fact, feel free to share your photos with us.
What is the People’s Choice Award, and how do I vote for it?
This is your chance to vote for the car you like best, regardless of what the judges think. People’s Choice Award ballots are available at the show, and voting typically ends around 2 PM. The winner receives a gorgeous trophy.
How do I get involved with the Chico Concours?
Just ask. Seriously, we welcome any and all help. Contact us when your ready.