Thu, Sep 26 - Sun, Sep 29, 2024

2024 Ironstone Weekend at Murphys

Ironstone Concours

About this event

3rd Annual PCA Redwood Region Ironstone Concours d'Elegance Weekend
Ironstone Vineyards1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA
September 26-29

The past two Ironstone events have been so overwhelmingly popular -- 90% of our members reserved their rooms upon checkout last year --  for 2024!  A few rooms might be left in downtown Murphys at the Historic Murphys Hotel.  Some members will be arriving in Murphys on Thursday, September 26 while the remainder will arrive on the 27th.  

VERY IMPORTANT: The Victoria Inn and the Historic Murphys Hotel are booked!  There are multiple lodging accomodations, particularly in Angels Camp, a short distance away – lodging is separate from this registration and will be your responsibility!!  Murphys is also proximate to historic towns such as Angel’s Camp, Columbia, Sonora and others. 

You can download the Visitors Guide to Calaveras County here: for a guide to lodging, wineries, galleries, restaurants and attractions.

There will be PCA-Redwood Events (tours, BBQ dinner, etc.) driving up to, and while in Murphys. More to come on these events soon.

There are also plenty of wineries, shops, restaurants and back roads to be explored individually depending on your tastes.

*Registering on MSR is for the following ONLY:

  • Friday evening BBQ Dinner at Murphys Historic Hotel
  • General Admission Tickets to the Concours DO NOT PURCHASE TICKETS ON THE CONCOURS SITE!
  • Interest in Tours from Jelly Belly to Murphys with Lunchbreak
  • Interest in Tours while in Murphys
  • Interest in an "optional" group dinner on Saturday evening

For 27 years the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance has been held on the 1100-acre estate of the Ironstone Vineyards Winery and Historic Museum in Murphys, California; in the heart of the famous 1849 California Gold Rush.

The show features over 300 period-correct automobiles including classic, vintage, antique and race cars, vintage trailers, and commercial/military vehicles as well as agricultural engines and a display of modern exotic cars. Unique to Ironstone is the pre-1920 race on a dirt track, Amphicar rides in the lake and a race car engine start.

Featured vehicle marques vary from year to year—such names as Packard, Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow, BMW, Corvette, Studebaker, Bentley and Rolls-Royce. Special classes spotlight early Fords, streamlined cars, sports cars, exotics, race cars, coachbuilt luxury marques plus significant unrestored and original automobiles.

Proceeds from the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance benefit Central and Northern California youth in agriculture, notably Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H. In addition, the nonprofit Ironstone Foundation has helped fund the California State FFA headquarters in Galt, California; scholarships in partnership with the California State Fair; and the Calaveras County Fair scholarship program.

For Your Information, The Following is the "Official" Ironstone Concours Schedule of Events: See details here. ​

• Friday, September 22nd - Vintage Back Roads Tour
• Friday, September 22nd – Cars & Stars Dinner
• Saturday, September 23rd – Concours d’Elegance & Antique Auto Races
• Saturday, September 23rd – Patron’s Pavilion and Luncheon

The Ironstone Concours website is chock full of information on: Events, Tickets, Visitor's Guide, History & More 28+ classes of vehicles will be represented! Tickets for events OTHER than Concours Tickets may be purchased from the website.

Event requirements

Murphys Weekend Schedule

Thursday, September 26

Group I Depart from Jelly Belly Factory, in Fairfield, for Murphys

  • No host lunch during the route
  • Afternoon on your own
  • Casual evening; impromptu dinners, cocktails, etc.

Friday, September 27

Group II: Depart from Jelly Belly Factory, in Fairfield, for Murphys

  • No host lunch during the route
  • Afternoon on your own

Group I: Depart Murphys for Alpine Lake

  • No host lunch at Alpine Lake Lodge
  • Visit to Kelly Telfer’s Studio during route back to Murphys

All:  Dinner

  • 7:00pm BBQ at Murphys Historic Hotel Patio**
    • See dinner menu below
  • Evening on your own

Saturday, September 28

All: Short tour ending at Redwood Corral at Ironstone Winery

  • Tailgate party at Redwood Corral
  • Ironstone Concours d’Elegance**
  • Antique Car Races
  • Wander at your leisure / plenty of food, wine & beer available

All: No Host Dinner TBD

Sunday, September 29

  • Depart Murphys at your leisure
  • See you again next year, Murphys!

The two items with ** are the only events you will be purchasing tickets for!

BBQ Dinner Menu* @ Murphys Historic Hotel Patio 
Friday, September 27, 2024, 7pm

Appetizers upon arrival: 7pm

  • Antipasto Platter w/ toast points
  • Fruit and Cheese Platter w/ crackers
  • Chilled Prawns w/cocktail sauce

BBQ Buffet: 7:30pm-ish

  • BBQ Tri Tip, Medium Rare, w/ BBQ Sauce on the side
  • BBQ Chicken w/ BBQ Sauce on the side
  • Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Skewered Corn on the Cob w/ melted butter
  • Garden Green Salad w/ Tomatoes, Croutons, Ranch and Italian
  • Baked Beans
  • Garlic Bread
  • Iced Tea, Lemonade, Soda, Ice Water, Coffee


  • Chef’s Choice – sure to please

Wine Corkage: $15/bottle
No Host for Bar Drinks / Patio Bar Open

*For those with dietary constraints there will be options for you

Ironstone Concours

Murphys, CA


Car Show/Concours organized by

PCA - Redwood

2024 Ironstone Weekend at Murphys

Thu, Sep 26 - Sun, Sep 29, 2024