Classes

Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance Classes
Featured marque

Celebrating 35 Years of the Ferrari F40

Vector Reunion, celebrating 50 Years since the introduction of the Vector

2022 display classes
  • Antique PRE 1916 AND Vintage 1916-1925
  • American Classics 1948 and earlier OPEN
  • American Classics 1948 and earlier CLOSED
  • European Classics 1948 and earlier
  • Prewar Sports and Sports Racing
  • Auburn Cord Duesenberg
  • American Postwar Oddities thru 1974
  • Postwar Sports and Sports Racing British
  • Postwar Sports and Sports Racing European
  • Postwar Sports and Sports Racing American
  • Postwar American Road Cars 1985 and earlier
  • Postwar European Road Cars 1990 and earlier
  • Supercars 1971-1990
  • Race Cars, all years
  • Chrysler Through the Years
2022 display classes
  • Japanese Cars 1946-1994
  • Ferraris for the Road, 2011-Present.
  • Very Limited Production, Concept, One-off
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.

Organizer 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 will be judged utilizing a 100-point scale in addition to consideration for presence, elegance and significance.

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 LVCE. 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.

No transporters can be allowed on the Concours event fields. Transporter parking will be available in the designated lot directly behind the venue. Detailed maps will be issued approximately 30 days prior to the event.

Friday Placement: Vehicles are ENCOURAGED to be placed on the field between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m on Friday, October 28. The venue is completely secured at night.

Saturday Placement: Sunrise is at 7:00 a.m. Greeting and field placement will take place between 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29. Show vehicles must be in position, in their appointed location, no later than 10:30 a.m. on the day of show.

All cars must be left on the field until the presentation of the awards is complete, which is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. 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 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29. 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.

Dressing up to reflect the fashion of the period of your vehicle is both fun and encouraged.

For the safety of all entrants and spectators, all cars are encouraged to have an operational fire extinguisher on-hand and utilize two (2) wheel chocks.

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.

There is unlimited seating around the venue. Personal items may be kept in the trunk, as trunks will not be judged.

LVCE will provide an Exhibitor’s Placard for each vehicle with the owner’s information and car description. Please feel free to take your Placard. Personal vehicle display boards are not permitted unless the Organizer 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.

Judging

Our team of professional and experienced judges will do their best to choose the vehicle that exemplifies the BEST OF SHOW for both Pre-War and Post-War vehicles during this event utilizing ICJAG guideline.

Your car will be judged for originality, authenticity and condition using the standard judging forms and judging guidelines issued by the International Chief Judge Advisory Group (ICJAG). Such judging promotes proper preservation and correct restoration. Many other shows have subjective judging based more on vehicle attributes such as styling, design, or cosmetics. It is always best for entrants to know the nature of the judging beforehand so they may be more properly prepared.

When the class judging is subjective, it often leads to entrants being afraid to drive their car for fear of a deduction for evidence of use. ICJAG does not endorse such judging, often referred to as French judging. Such judging may also result in cars receiving awards that are not totally correct in terms of originality or authenticity. On the other hand, honorary judging for Major and Special Awards is deliberately subjective.

Objective ICJAG class judging focuses on authenticity and condition in the regular classes and originality and condition in preservation classes. Condition refers to proper function and appearance. It does not mean components should look or work better than new. If so, there will likely be a deduction for over-restoration.

ICJAG class judging stresses originality and authenticity while realistically evaluating condition. Vehicles are expected to be presentable, but excessive cleanliness is not necessary. There are no deductions for minor evidence of use such as a paint chip or a ding. Some signs of age, use and patina are expected and acceptable. Cars are meant to be driven. Artificial or applied patina is not acceptable. Entrants will be asked to start the engine and demonstrate that instruments, lights, signals and horn operate properly. Wipers will not be checked.

Relax and have an enjoyable day. When the judging team arrives to judge your car, let the chief class judge know of anything unique or unusual about your car that places originality or authenticity in question. Please remember, if your car is to be judged, you (or an authorized representative) must be present to open the panels, start the car and demonstrate the proper functioning of the various components to the judges.

Who will win the Helene Award for Best of Show Pre-War and Best of Show Post-War?

Judging Rules

Entrants may choose to have a vehicle Judged, or as Exhibit Only. Judged entries shall have the field priority. Exhibit Only entrants may NOT be changed to Judged on the day of the show.

Class judging will begin at 9:00 a.m. General Admission opens at 10:00 a.m. Award presentations will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. Exhibitors must be with their vehicle when judging takes place. Vehicle score sheets may be returned, by request, once the show is completed.

Entrants are advised to check their vehicles between 12:30 p.m and 1:30 p.m. A ribbon will be placed on a vehicle windshield stating if the Entrant has won an award. Entrants should remain at their vehicles until directed to drive to the trophy presentation area.

All Entrants must stay on the field until the Best of Show Trophy has been presented. No exceptions.

Chief Judge

Meet Chief Judge Gary Bobileff

Gary S. Bobileff started working with Ferrari in 1969 as a Mechanic’s Apprentice at Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich Connecticut. In 1976, Mr. Bobileff was retained as the General Service Manager and Head Mechanic for The Ferrari Store, a Ferrari Factory Authorized Service Center located in Santa Ana, California. Mr. Bobileff then left that organization to start his own business, Bobileff Motorcar Company of San Diego in 1979. Our LVCE Chairman, Stuart Sobek, first met Gary in 1985 when Gary was helping him restore his first Lamborghini, a 400GT 2+2, and they have remained friends for the past 36 years. “The long history of our friendship will ensure that we work seamlessly to reach our mutual goal of Las Vegas being one of the most important and respected Concours d’Elegance events on the circuit,” Sobek says.

Gary’s expertise and success have been quantified in numerous first-place awards for complete (including mechanical) restoration from the ground up at the world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, as well as winning the Hans Tanner Award at Pebble Beach, and recognition at dozens of other Concours events around the world.

Mr. Bobileff is recognized as a highly qualified Concours Judge with more than 38 years’ experience.

Gary was the ONLY American invited and asked to judge in 2019 for the Lamborghini Factory Concours at Portopiccolo, Italy.

Now Gary will reside as the Chief Judge for the Las Vegas Concours.

Please welcome Gary Bobileff to the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance as an important part of our team, and rest assured that the qualified and accurate judging of these cars on our show field, by our entire team of judging professionals, is serious business.