2017 Eroica Concours d'Elegance
a) You must be a registered participant in Eroica California to be eligible to enter.
b) Entry fee is $15 per bicycle for the Classes 1, 2 and 3. $10 per bicycle for Class 4, Display only Class
c) Entries are limited to 35 bicycles for each Class 1,2 and 3.
50 Bicycles for Class 4.
d) We expect all bicycles entered in the Concours to be "clean" and presentable as this is to showcase them.
e) All bicycles entered in the Concours must be ready for judging by 8:45AM on Saturday, April 8th and all must stay on the concours field until the end of the award ceremony. It means at least 2PM on Saturday. Each owner and exhibitor/representative is responsible for their own bicycle(s).
f) If you choose to leave the area you are forfeiting your right and chance to be chosen as one of the winners. You must notify one of the judges or show staff if you choose to leave the concours area with or without your bicycle(s).
g) Please be courteous to our judges and volunteers. Our judges are part of our volunteers.
h) If you have a formal complaint please submit it in writing and bring it to the attention of our Chief Concours judge, Mr. Bob Freitas.
Bicycle Classes and Conditions:
a) Vintage Bicycles for Class 1 and 2 must be Road Racing, Track Racing or Randonneur Bicycles in original condition. No restored or partially restored bicycles are allowed.
b) Components of bicycles in Class 1 & 2 must be original or period correct replacements.
c) Any restoration to the paint or plating on the bicycles entered in Class 1 and 2 will be judged as non original and subject to point deduction(s).
d) All bicycles entered in Concours must be in operational condition.
It means the tires must be in inflated state and components are in working order.
e) We will allow the "period correct or period looking" replacement "wearable" parts. (tires, tubes, brake pads) except the bar tape/grips which will be left to the owners discretion.
This is due to the age of bicycles and safety reasons since some of them will be ridden by the owners. Also some owners may use the original equipment during the concours and choose to swap the wheels and brake pads for riding on Sunday.
f) Vintage Bicycles for Class 3 must be Road Racing, Track Racing or Randonneur Bicycles in restored condition.
g) "Restored" means the bicycle that is repainted/plated back to its original state when it was new and components are also replaced or restored to their new condition.
h) Bicycles entered in Class 4, display only class can be:
The owners who would like to display his/her bicycle without getting it judged.
Or, Newer bicycle that is newer than 1987, but it has been built accordance to our rules and regulations.
This class also can be used by the frame builders who would like to display their newly built bicycles.
i) For sale signs are strictly prohibited on the bicycle entered in the concours.
If you would like to sell and promote your sale please get a space at swap meet.
Interested parties must fill in the information listed on the concours registration page on our website and include at least 2 clear side view photos of each bicycle with a brief description. If there is a historical significance (race history, prototype, famous owner, etc.) to the bicycle please include it in the description. A panel of experts will screen the entries. If for some reason your entry is denied you will receive an email from us. Please note: Photos submitted by entrants will become property of Eroica California.
Judging and Judges
a) Judging will be conducted by experts in each field/category.
b) Two to three judges will form one judging team and each team will judge one class.
c) A point system will be used. The top three high scoring bicycles in each class will be selected by the judges.
d) Their decision is final.
a) The first three places from Classes 1, 2 and 3 will receive custom made trophies.
b) The winners will be notified at the end of the Concours and it will be followed by the award ceremony.
c) From this group of winners the judges will choose one bicycle as Best of Show and a special trophy will be presented to the owner during the Saturday Pre-Ride Dinner.
d) Best of Bianchi Award
We will have a special Bianchi Award for the best scored vintage Bianchi bicycle from Class 1 and Class 2. It will be presented at the Saturday night dinner by a representative from Bianchi USA.
For information about bicycles please read our Regulation 6.
The event organizer will provide the simple bike stand for the entries and our staff will indicate your position on the field.
If you prefer to use your own stand (ground level stand only) you may do so.
The show area is an outdoor grass field in the park maintained by the city.
If we have a weather issue on the day of the show we will hold the show inside the large registration tent.
If you have any questions or comments please contact us via email.