March 26, 2017 will see 300 concours level cars and motorcycles from ALL genres of the Car Hobby spread out over the lawns and property of a real castle in Riverside, CA. The Benedict Castle is rich with history, and is the site of over 100 films including the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Enjoy a fabulous VIP Pavilion hosted by the Petersen Automotive Museum and the Nethercutt High Tea & Fashion Show in the Castle.
Master of Ceremonies
Dave Kunz of ABC TV
- Barry Meguiar, host of Car Crazy TV
- Wayne Carini, host of Chasing Classic Cars
- Von Hot Rod, Master Pinstriper
- Rick Dore, Custom Builder
- John D’Agostino, Celebrity Kustoms
- Chip Foose, Overhaulin’
- Mike Brewer and Edd China, Wheeler Dealers
- Mike Phillips, Competition Ready
Over 100 awards will be given including Best Dressed in the Era of their Car. There will be live bands and swing-dancing, BBQ Tri-tip, ice cream, and more!
Join us as we celebrate the best of what our Car Hobby has to offer. 100% of the money raised goes directly to Teen Challenge, the oldest, largest and most successful drug and alcohol recovery program in America.
Show Date, Time, and Location
Sunday, March 26, 2017
9am – 4pm
5445 Chicago Avenue
Show tickets available now
General admission and tickets to all these special, limited-seating events going on during the show are available now.
Special Events during the show
The Hagerty Saturday Night Gala in the Castle Courtyard honoring our Grand Marshal
Join us in the castle courtyard to honor our Grand Marshal (who is yet-to-be-announced). The event, sponsored by Hagerty Classic Car Insurance, includes a reception with appetizers followed by dinner and a live band. While you’re eating, enjoy stories by industry luminaries about what our honored guest has done for the car world.
The Benedict Castle Tour
Take a guided tour through one of the most iconic destinations in Southern California. This is a rare chance to walk the private areas of the castle and stroll the rooms where movies were made and dreams were born. Benedict Castle is the setting for over one hundred films, including Hunchback of Notre Dame, Bride of Frankenstein, 1948’s Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein and 1965’s Two On a Guillotine. You’ll also learn more about noted architect Henry Jeckel, perhaps best known for the exquisite Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, who served as the chief architect on the castle project over the course of 9 years starting in 1922.
The Nethercutt High Tea & Fashion Show
Enjoy a delicious English High Tea complete with all the specialty pastries, finger-foods, and desserts in the castle sanctuary and veranda that overlooks the exquisite botanical garden. While you enjoy great cuisine, feast your eyes on casual-but-elegant fashion worn by beautiful models of Southern California. This event includes a specialty goodie-bag with gift items featuring Merle Norman Cosmetics and specialty prizes.
The Petersen Automotive VIP Pavilion
Get away from the crowds and enjoy delicious, authentic Southwestern food catered by Anchos Southwest Grill & Bar along with incredible desserts from local bakeries. The Petersen Automotive VIP Pavilion is available from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. Come and go as you please. Eat all you want. Relax in the shade of umbrellas and kick back all day with the Who’s Who of the Car Hobby. It’s the best place to watch the awards presentation.