Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance Adds Concours de Sport Award

The Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance will pay special tribute to sports cars during the annual event, organizers announced.

“Given the profound impact that sports cars have had on the automotive landscape and within the collector car world, now is an ideal time to expand upon their recognition at our event,” said Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance Chairman Glen Egan. “We will celebrate our passion for sports cars with special displays from the most iconic domestic and import brands.”

Scheduled for June 25 at Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame, California, the event will include the inaugural awarding of a new “Concours de Sport” best of show trophy honoring overall excellence for sports cars, alsong with the traditional Concours d’Elegance best of show.

Highlighting a display of sportscars will be a rare 1966 Ford GT MK1 presented in Opalescent Sliver Blue. Serving as the pace car for the 1967 Can-Am race at Laguna Seca, it has been driven by Stirling Moss and James Garner.  Following a three-year restoration by Canepa, it was unveiled at Pebble Beach in 2021.

Special displays for the 2023 Concours will include Vintage Hot Rods, MG Sports Cars through 1973, Modified European Sports Cars through 1987 and Jaguar Sports Cars through the Years.

The Concours will also feature more than 20 judged classes of “Automobiles of Distinction,” including American Pre- and Post-War, CCCA Approved Classics, American Muscle Cars, American Sporting Cars Through 1987, Vintage Motorcycles, two Ferrari classes, two imported sports car classes, Japanese cars, a preservation class, two Rolls-Royce and Bentley classes, imported passenger and touring cars, vintage race cars and arcane and rare cars.

The Concours will also include a kick-off party and the annual Hillsborough Tour d’Elegance road rally, organizers said.

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at

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