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SAN RAFAEL, CA — Celebrate the art and history of the automobile! Having set the precedent as a world-class show and successful fundraiser for Hospice By The Bay, the Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance returns to the Marin County Fairgrounds for its second year on May 16th from 9am to 4pm. The event will showcase 200 exotic and rare vehicles on the lawn and 16 beautiful classic wooden boats in the lagoon. The featured marque for 2010 is Porsche.

You are invited to submit your automobile for consideration as an entrant. Applications are available beginning January 1st 2010. All entrants will be notified of acceptance or denial prior to March 30, 2010. Preference will be given to cars that did not participate last year.
Entry fee is $60 if submitted before March 15th and $85 there after. Entry fee will be returned for any vehicle not selected. The fee includes admission for two adults, gift, program and two continental breakfasts.
For full information about the classes in this year’s event please visit

Cars will be judged on interior, exterior, engine and chassis based on authenticity, general appearance, care and preparation. Any entrant may elect to have a car judged or entered as exhibit only. Cars being judged will have field priority. Where possible, single marque classes will be judged by individual marque judges using their own rules and guidelines. All First in Class winners will be eligible to compete for Best of Show – Concours d’Elegance or Best of Show – Concours de Sport. Cars that won their class in 2009 are not eligible to be judged this year and will be displayed adjacent to the Concours Field.

In addition to the concours proper, the event will host several special exhibits, including vintage commercial vehicles from the Bay Area and historic Hot Rods and “Kustom Kars.” There will also be exhibitors of exceptional automotive products and services plus live music, food, wine tasting and micro brew sampling as well as car related art.

The designated charity for this event is Hospice By The Bay, a non-profit, end-of-life healthcare provider that has been comforting and caring for seriously ill patients and their families since 1975.

For more information or for a registrant application call 415.479.7727 or visit

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