The 14th annual Niello Concours at Serrano, featuring dozens of exquisitely maintained motor vehicles valued at millions of dollars, will be held Sunday in El Dorado Hills.
The concours is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Serrano Visitors Center, 4525 Serrano Parkway.
This year’s event, generally regarded as the Sacramento region’s most elaborate high-end car show, takes a broad approach, featuring classics manufactured from 1915 to 1948, the so-called “Era of Elegance.”
Rick Niello, president of the Sacramento-based Niello Co. that oversees more than a dozen Northern California auto dealerships, most of them in the Sacramento area, has patterned his automotive gathering on the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance held each summer on the Monterey Peninsula.
“You’ll see over 150 automobiles on display, spanning over 100 years, with everything from antiques to exotics … many of them multimillion-dollar vehicles. And in some cases, only one or two were ever built. The display on the green at Serrano will truly showcase the best of the best from the early 20th century,” Niello said.
The concours also is hosting the Classic Car Club of America’s Grand Classic for the Northern California region. The CCCA’s Grand Classic events are considered among the nation’s premier gatherings for classic car owners, with high judging standards.
Food, beverages and multiple activities also will be part of Sunday’s event. Adult tickets are $55 at the gate. That includes parking, shuttle use and an event program. Children ages 12 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.
Award presentations are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., with the “Best of Show” trophy expected to be handed out around 4:30 p.m.
The concours is produced by Gold River-based Premier Concours Promotions Inc. operated by Brian and Michele Moore.
More information can be found at theconcours.net.