2024 Judging Classes
Concours at Wynn Las Vegas

2024 Judging Classes

The 2024 judging classes will include a diverse representation of vehicles and eras. Currently, we are calling cars for both our judged competition Concours field and our non-judged Exhibition field.

Exhibition field will celebrate the pillars of Speed, Luxury, Innovation, Culture, and Ultra-luxury and Coach-Built.

In 2024, we will highlight the following special automobiles:

ICJAG Judged Classes

- American Classic Open – “Ratt Pack”

- American Classic Closed – “The Dirty Thirties and Beyond”

- Mercedes Benz Pre 1985

- Porsche Pre 1985 – “The Autobahn”

- Italian Cars Pre 1990 – “La Bella Macchina”

- British Cars Pre 1985 – “The Union Jack”

Specialty Classes for 2024

- Life in the Fast Lane – Race Cars of all Years – Non-Judged

- Ford Mustang 60 Anniversary – Judged by Shelby America Team

- 60th Anniversary of James Bond – Aston Martin Club Judged

- Resto Mod Class and Hot Rods – Peer Judged

- Viva Las Vegas & Culture Cars – Non Judged

Judging Rules

We are very excited to have you show your vehicle at the 2024 Wynn Las Vegas Concours. As you know, this show has been redesigned to represent the highest standard of automotive exhibition events, to energize the participants and guests to enjoy the pleasure of seeing wonderful examples of automotive history and to share our passion with other enthusiasts.

To accomplish this mission, we have chosen to adopt the ICJAG judging format. Below are some details involving our new rules.

ICJAG Judging System

The International Chief Judge Advisory Group (ICJAG) was formed to promote proper preservation and correct restoration for the benefit of future generations. ICJAG judging assists this objective through a focus on originality and authenticity while recognizing that cars are meant to be driven.

Judging shall include consideration of the following categories:

- Exterior

- Interior

- Engine

- Chasis

The maximum score is 100 points. Deductions are subtracted from 100 to determine the score for each car. There are no deductions for minor evidence of use. There is an extra allowance to deal with tie breaker and close scoring situations.

Rules & Regulations

The Organizers reserve the right to accept or reject any entry that does not meet the standards of the Concours or the criteria for each year. Each class may have a limited number of entries.

Organizers has the right to change an entry classification or add and combine classes depending on the number of entries and type. All judged classes will be scored by our judges, with the exception of Marque classes and select special awards.

Entries accepted for the main field shall be placed within the appropriate class.

All classes for display and judging are determined by the Organizer and are subject to combination or additional classes as deemed by Las Vegas Concours at Wynn. The decisions of the judges will be final.

The Concours will take place Rain or Shine. Event details are subject to change without prior notice.

Transporter parking will be available in the secured lot as designated in the Exhibitor emails. Detailed maps will be issued approximately two weeks prior to the event.

Friday Placement: Greeting and field placement will take place beginning on Friday, November 1 at 8am with the last car on the field by 4pm. There will be no placement on day of the show.

All cars must be left on the field until the presentation of the awards is complete, which is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2024. There is no way to remove any car until the gate reopens after the show, so do not plan to leave the show field early. Judging begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2. You must be present at the time of judging to operate your vehicle.

Entry to the Concours field entitles the registrant to the following: one vehicle entry, one driver and one passenger only.

For the safety of all entrants and spectators, all cars are required to have an operational fire extinguisher on hand and utilize at least one (1) wheel chock.

Vehicles in the show may not display for-sale signs, commercial signs, displays, illustrations or advertisements of any kind.

Sorry, but NO DOGS will be allowed on the property other than licensed service dogs.

Personal items may be kept in the trunk, as trunks will not be judged.

Las Vegas Concours at Wynn will provide an Exhibitor’s Placard for each vehicle with the owner’s information and car description. Please feel free to take your Placard after the show. Personal vehicle display boards are not permitted unless the Organizers clears them in advance.

Tool kits, manuals and brochures may be displayed in the vehicle interior or trunk, but we discourage from placing them around the vehicle where someone could trip over them.

Official Emcee
Justin Bell

Justin Bell is a second-generation, world-champion race car driver from England. Following a successful racing career, he’s made a vibrant transition to TV and web host.

In a racing career that spanned 25 years, Bell won the 1997 FIA GT World Championship and the 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours, as well as numerous victories and podium finishes in all forms of the sport. Being in front of the camera was a natural development when Bell was seeking his next challenge, as it combines a lifetime in the industry and sport with a passion for communicating about the world of fast cars to people who love them. Bell currently hosts The Torque Show and Drive to Wynn, a racing podcast taped live from inside Sirius XM Studio at Wynn Las Vegas.

Bell is proud and excited to be part of the team presenting this year's Concours at Wynn Las Vegas, acting as the event’s official emcee.

Nigel Matthews

Originally from Oxfordshire, England, Nigel Matthews is the Chairman and Founding Member of the International Chief Judge Advisory Group (ICJAG), a judging format focused on providing advice and assistance to promote proper preservation and restoration of automobiles. A Global Brand Ambassador for Hagerty, he has also spent the last 20 years judging at more than 140 Concours events worldwide, including Pebble Beach annually since 2005 and Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy.

Matthews worked as a Red Seal-licensed automotive technician, repairing and restoring Rolls-Royce and Ferrari vehicles, and from 2002 to 2014 wrote a weekly column for a Canadian newspaper focused on classic cars. In addition, he spent ten years as an administrator for the British Columbia provincial government’s licensing and insurance program that recognizes collector and vintage vehicles.

Residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, the past 29 of his 50-year automotive career has been dedicated to the classic and exotic car insurance industry where he has worked in many different specialist roles. Matthews is pleased to take on the new role of Chief Judge at Concours at Wynn Las Vegas in 2024, helping to institute the new ICJAG judging format at this year’s event.

Chris Kramer

Christian (Chris) Kramer grew up around cars, and has never known life without them. After serving in the German Air Force, Kramer owned a computer service company before turning his hobby and fondness for automobiles into a career.

Kramer has spent the last 30 years working in the automotive industry, spending 25 of those years as a classic car consultant, restoration supervisor, value appraiser, FIVA Scrutineer and advisor to collectors worldwide. Kramer is also an ICJAG charter member and their Director of Technologies. He is a special advisor and member of the Selecting Committee for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy, and a judging advisor for the FIVA events commission and several other Concours around the world. In addition, Kramer is the Chief Judge for the 21 Gun Salute in India and the Lugano Elegance in Switzerland. He is a frequent judge at other major global events as well, including: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance; The Amelia; Cavallino Classic; Audrain Concours; Greenwich Concours d’Elegance; and La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, and at Salon Privé Blenheim.

Chris’ core expertise and passion are pre- and post-war European Sports cars. He looks forward to bringing this skillset to Concours at Wynn Las Vegas in 2024 and serve as the assistant Chief Judge.

Ed Welburn

Referred to as “the man who brought beauty back to General Motors”, Ed Welburn was the sixth individual to serve as Head of Design in the long history of the company, as well as the first to lead design for GM globally.

During Welburn’s 44-year career he was responsible for the design of many vehicles in GM’s worldwide portfolio, including both C7 and C8 Corvettes, and two generations of presidential limousines – one known as “The Beast”. He is also the only automotive designer in history to have his archives at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Welburn is a graduate of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts, and has been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, and the Corvette Hall of Fame. He has numerous lifetime achievement awards, as well as an Emmy for his work with PBS. Since retiring from GM, Welburn’s creative interests have blossomed into product design, fashion design, and film. He remains involved in the automobile industry and looks forward to being a first-time class judge at Concours at Wynn Las Vegas in 2024.

2023 Best of Show Winners Include:

Best of Show Pre-War:

A 1935 Duesenberg SJ, presented by Harry Yeaggy from Cincinnati, Ohio. The vehicle is one of two land-speed record cars named the “Mormon Meteor,” after automotive record-holder and devout Mormon Ab Jenkins set a 24-hour speed record in its model year. The immaculately maintained vehicle was restored in 2007, earning Best in Show that same year at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Best of Show Post-War: 

A 1969 Lamborghini Miura S, presented by Jeffrey Meier of Woodland Hills, California. Known as being the first modern supercar, it is the machine that put Lamborghini on the map because of its 12-cylinder engine in the middle of the car. Painted in its original Arancio Miura orange paint, it was the fastest car of its day and has taken several awards at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

View the full list of 2023 Concours Winners here.