Fri, May 3 - Sun, May 5, 2024

PCA-SAR Cinco de Mayo Zone 8 Concours Weekend

Desert Diamond Hotel and Casino

About this event


Major Sponsors: Graphic Impact & Patsy Sable - Long Realtor

This year’s Cinco de Mayo Concours d’Elegance Weekend will be held from Friday, May 3rd – Sunday May 5th. All events will be held at the Desert Diamond Hotel and Casino at 7350 S. Nogales Hwy., Tucson, AZ 85756. (Note, this is near Tucson International Airport, NOT the Sahuarita location). We will have a weekend filled with events!

Friday night Welcome Reception & Party will be 6 pm to 8 pm.  Welcome Party will be held in the hotel lounge. There will be a no-host bar and a variety of light appetizers. Cost is:  $15 per person.    You must be registered to attend.  Sign up early.

Saturday Concours:  The main event will take place in the side parking lot next to the hotel. Car placement will begin at 6 AM. Box Lunches are available for purchase for $25.   Lunch includes a sandwich or wrap, pickle, pasta salad, potato chips, apple, cookie and water or soda. Options:

Option 1: Lean Roast Beef and Cheddar on Whole Grain.

Option 2: Grilled Chicken Wrap in a Flour Tortilla.

Option 3: Oven Roasted Turkey and Swiss on Sourdough

Option 4: Caesar Salad Wrap

Judging begins at 8:30 a.m, parking will open at 6 AM.. Concours registration fee is $40 for Concours; $30 for display.   No on-site registration. 

Cinco Charities Giving Opportunity.  We will be supporting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  To make a donation (check or canned food), stop by the Charity table next to the Cinco registration table!    You’re welcome to donate before the actual event by using this QR code.  Here is the donation website link:

Thank you for helping those in need in our community!

Saturday Night Awards Dinner will be held in the Conference Center between the hotel and the casino.    Social Hour at 6:00, Dinner at 7:00. A 3-Course meal with a main dish choice of either Braised Beef Short Ribs or Pistachio and Pepitas Crusted Breast of Chicken.   A no host bar opens at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.  Dinner cost is $42.  You must sign up in advance for the Awards Dinner. 

Sunday Farewell Lunch Tour:  – The tour will meet in the parking lot of the hotel.   After a fun tour through some of our beautiful Sonoran Desert roads, the Cinco Weekend will end with lunch at a local restaurant.   Please sign up here so we can get an accurate head count for planning.

Hotel:  Hotel Accommodations can be made for a special rate at:

Reservations must be made by April 5th!

PCA-SAR Event shirts/apparel can be ordered and bought at

Self Service Car Wash:  260 W. Irvington Rd. on the Northeast corner of Irvington Rd. and S. Liberty Ave.





Event requirements

Judging shall be in the following areas for each division:

Zone 8 Judged Car Divisions:         

Full Vintage: Exterior/Interior/Storage/Engine Compartment/Chassis

Full Modern: Exterior/Interior/Storage/Chassis

Street Vintage: Exterior/Interior/Storage/Engine Compartment

Street Modern: Exterior/Interior/Storage

Unrestored Vintage: Exterior/Interior/Storage/Engine Compartment

Unrestored Modern: Exterior/Interior/Storage

Detail & Shine: Exterior/Interior

Special Categories: Exterior/Interior

Display: No Judging

 Zone 8 Rules: PCA 2024 Z8 Rules.pdf

Note: If you have not used your 2019 Cinco Award certificate the amount of your 2019 certificate will be refunded to your credit card after you sign up for this event.  Please email event coordinator if want to redeem.  Also, you must be registered to attend any event and there will be no onsite registration.   

Entries (33)

Eric Mortensen
John Duclos
Kymmie Norris
Louis Hess
Dennis Crowley
Lon Reeder
John Herold
Harold Tretbar

Desert Diamond Hotel and Casino

Tucson, AZ


Car Show/Concours organized by

PCA - Southern Arizona

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PCA-SAR Cinco de Mayo Zone 8 Concours Weekend

Fri, May 3 - Sun, May 5, 2024