The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) boasts a nation-wide membership of 50,000, 4,000 reside in the San Francisco Region (SFR) - basically northern California. Although the organization focus is primarily on auto racing, sanctioning road races throughout the country, SFR also sanctions Concours d'Elegance, or gatherings of elegance. The Palo Alto Concours is one event.
Under SCCA rules, cars in is sanctioned Concours are judged on the quality of their restoration to original and authentic condition, as well as their preparation. SCCA judges are volunteers who are deemed experts on specific marques. Ideally, automobiles should appear as they did on the showroom floor when new.
In the judging process, each automobile starts with 100 points. Points are then deducted for deviations from originality, imperfections, poor conditions, etc. The three highest finishers in each class are awarded trophies for first, second, and third place. First place winner must score at least 90 points, second place score is 80 points, third place score is 70 points.
Beginning in 2008, SFR-SCCA began awarding its Championship Trophy. Points are awarded to automobiles that attend each SFR-SCCA Concours, for receiving a class trophy, and for being judged "Best of Show". The automobile accumulating the most points at the end of the Concours season is awarded this trophy. The owner receives a custom-designed gold ring.
SFR-SCCA is actively seeking new judges, field crew workers, and scoring assistants. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Chief-Of-Concours:
Ed Therrien, at firstname.lastname@example.org