Santa Fe, NM – April 2, 2010 – The Santa Fe Concorso, a premier automotive gathering of exotic and rare cars, is inviting entries for a juried and judged car show, to be held at the Legendary La Mesita in Santa Fe on Sunday, September 26, 2010.

Entries in the Santa Fe Concorso should be a well preserved or accurately restored vehicle still capable of doing what it was meant to do – to be driven. They will almost certainly have some historic value. Perhaps they served as a platform to introduce new technology or new styling trends or they have an outstanding race record. And they will be rare – possibly a singular example of a special chassis bearing a respected coachbuilder’s art. Some of the show cars will include a Wisconsin Special and a 1960 Type 61 “birdcage” Maserati.

The panel of nationally recognized judges will include automotive and design experts headed up by Denise McCluggage, America’s First Lady of sports car racing, author, photographer and longtime contributor to AutoWeek. Cars will be rated for their design, styling and elegance with winners for each class competition. Only cars named first in class are eligible to compete for best of show.

La Mesita is a spectacular, private equestrian 140-acre estate with beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountain ranges just outside Santa Fe. The Sunday event will include judging and awards for the field of 50 juried cars. Displays of specialty car clubs will take place in an adjacent corral display area, along with vendor booths within the equestrian arena.

Weekend events including a Friday night welcome reception for entrants, judges and VIPs; an optional Saturday road tour on the High Road to Taos; and the Sunday Concorso with VIP lunch poolside. All weekend events are free to entrants of the show.

Application forms for the juried show are available online at General Admission tickets are $45 and available through the web site.

Car clubs are admitted by invitation with a minimum of 6 cars per club. Additional information for vendors, individual and corporate sponsors is available on the web site.

Santa Fe, celebrating its 400th birthday this year, is a unique and beautiful city to visit. Its Spanish and Native culture, hundreds of art galleries, great museums, restaurants and shopping all add up to a very special place to spend an Autumn weekend. Weather is sunny and dry with spectacular sunsets.

The Santa Fe Concorso is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe.

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