Welcome to Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance 2009!

Hillsborough Concours is the longest continually running car show west of the Mississippi. Now in it's 53rd year, we acknowledge this year the engineering innovations of German manufacturers in the Post-War period.

A special focus in 2009 is our Green Car display, with the largest collection ever shown in one place in California.

All proceeds benefit the Hillsborough Schools and the 49er Foundation.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009, 10-4pm.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Little Deuce Coupe!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shout Out to Mollie Stones

Hillsborough Concours would like to thank Mollie Stone's owner Dave Bennett and general manager Mark Luchesi for their continued and generous support of the Car Show and HSF.

Please support them!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Look Who Will Be at Hillsborough Concours

Active 49ers:
Nate Clements
Tarrell Brown
Delanie Walker

Alumni 49ers:
Eric Wright
Steve Bono
Keena Turner
Guy McIntyre

49ers Owner:
John York

Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance is Sunday, May 3rd, from 10-4pm. Special exhibits of green cars, vintage boats, motorcyles and antique cars.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

49er Cheerleaders at Concours on May 3rd

It's not just Cars and Sports. It's also the Gold Rush girls...

The Hillsborough Concours in concert with the 49er Foundation, is raising money for the 49er Academy, a non-profit to help underprivileged kids in East Palo Alto.

Come out, show your support... and meet some Gold Rush girls...

The Answer is YES!

To answer the question everyone is asking, yes, Tesla Motors will be at the Hillsborough Concours. They will be setting up their tent and Tesla Roadsters on the upper field in the Green Vehicle Special Display, between North and Crocker. Come check them out!


Friday, April 24, 2009

The Question is Do You Feel Lucky?

It's all sports and cars in the Hillsborough Concours' SEVEN WAYS TO WIN raffle.

Read 'em and weep:
  • 2009 LX150 Vespa
    Valued at $4399
    Courtesy of Veracom Automotive Group

  • 49ers VIP Experience
    4 Training Camp VIP passes,
    4 pre-game sideline passes,
    4 home game tickets, parking pass and more.
    Valued at $1,200
    Courtesy of 49ers Foundation

  • Audi Sportscar Experience @ Infineon
    This Audi TTS One-Day Program offers fundamental exercises,
    followed by a half day on the track in.
    Valued at $2690
    Courtesy of Audi Sportscar Experience

  • Toyota Save Mart 350
    4 tickets to The Toyota Save Mart 350 at Infineon raceway.
    Valued at $560.00
    Courtesy of Northern California Toyota Dealership

  • SF Giants Baseball package
    Sunday 8-30-09 vs Colorado Rockies
    4 Club level seats with parking
    Courtesy of Hoffman/Lewis Advertising

  • JATO Aviation
    1 hour in a Cirrus SR20 aircraft
    Valued at $285
    Courtesy of JATO Aviation

  • JATO Aviation
    1 hour in a Cessna 182 aircraft
    Valued at $285
    Courtesy of JATO Aviation

Tickets are $20 each, with a book of six for $100. Purchase your tickets at the following locations:
  • Veracom
  • Automotive Group
  • Kerns Fine Jewelry in Burlingame
  • Pacific Athletic Club
  • HSF Office
  • Trio Hair Salon
  • Neo Hair Salon
  • Tickets to be sold at Molly Stones by HSF volunteers starting 4/24.
Please check one item per raffle ticket.
Tickets will be placed in separate prize drawing boxes.
Need not be present to win.

We reserve the right to select a raffle item for you if your ticket does not have a preference checked. Valid driver's license is prize winner's responsibility.


Savor the Exhiliration of the Audi Driving Experience!

Discover your potential behind the wheel. The Audi sportscar experience at the Audi Forum Sonoma is where you can drive the acclaimed Audi R8, and all of the Audi S Line models, around the twists, turns and undulations of Infineon Raceway. Find out first hand why, at the limit of performance, there is Truth in Engineering. Inquire promptly as opportunities are limited. Visit www.audidrivingexperience.com/ASE

The Audi Driving Experience is part of the Hillsborough Concours raffle. Be sure and enter, to win one of 5 fabulous one-of-a-kind prizes.

The Tango as a Snow Plow


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Was that George Clooney's TANGO on El Camino?

Perhaps some of you folks have already seen George Clooney's electric Tango zipping along the streets of Hillsborough, Burlingame and San Mateo. Sadly, George is not IN IT, but his Tango will be on view at the Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, May 3rd.

George's Tango is also up for sale, so come check it out. We did find a cell phone secreted away in the back (not George's) - but who knows what YOU might find.

Order tickets conveniently on our blog.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's Easy Being Green at the Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance

Want to drive a more environmentally friendly car, but not sure what your options are? Now's your chance to see what is currently on the market, all in one place. Visit our expanded Special Exhibit of OVER 20 GREEN VEHICLES, including:
  • Electric cars, including the high performance Tesla Roadster and the road hugging, ultra-narrow Tango
  • New hybrids from local dealers, such as the Honda Insight, the Ford Fusion, the Toyota Highlander, and the Lexus RS
  • Smart Car's high gas mileage mini Passion Coupe and Cabriolet
  • Mercedes' new clean diesel GL 320 BlueTEC and ML 320 BlueTEC
  • A Prius converted to a plug-in hybrid that can go over 100 mpg and a Jetta that runs on bio-diesel
  • The Nueva's School's "GreastBeast," a Mercedes diesel converted by Nueva students to run on vegetable oil
  • Electric cycles, including the Vectrix scooter, the GPR-S motorcycle, and Mission Motor's Mission One motorcycle
  • Alternate Fuel Cars from the Past: a 1924 Stanley Steamer and a 1922 Detroit Electric Coupe
Of course, there will be a few more surprises. Hope to see you there!

Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance is Sunday, May 3, 2009, from 10-4 pm. Green Car Display is on the upper field between North and Crocker schools.

CalCars: A Plug-In Hybrid in Every Garage?

Felix Kramer is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and lifelong environmentalist. Concentrating on innovative ideas, events and businesses in energy and technology, he builds ambitious and "first-ever" projects and companies. He's been a journalist, Congressional speech-writer, run an energy conservation non-profit, pioneered in desktop publishing and wrote the first book on that business. He became one of the first online marketers in 1994. In 1997 he started and in 2001 sold eConstructors, a small Internet company. In 2002 he founded the non-profit California Cars Initiative (www.CalCars.org) to put plug-in hybrid vehicles on the map by technology demonstrations, advocacy and buyers demand. In April 2006 he became the world's first non-technical consumer owner of a plug-in hybrid.

The first thing he did was put his converted Toyota Prius on a plane and fly it to Washington, DC. (He couldn't risk the car driving 6,000 miles round-trip, or spare the time it would spend being shipped.) At a Congressional hearing, he showed up with his short standard 120-volt cable, saying, "Most alternative fuel vehicles need a new fueling infrastructure or new technology. This is all I need to connect to today's power grid, which has plenty of night-time power for tens of millions of plug-in cars." Since then, driving around the Bay Area in a car with giant "100+MPG" signs on it, he says peoples' questions have evolved from "What's that?" to "If they're such a good idea, why aren't the carmakers building these?" to "I want one. How do I get one?" and now to "I've heard these are coming. When can I get one from a car dealer?"

Felix says, "I envision millions of plug-in cars, charged off-peak, providing distributed storage for a power grid fueled by increasingly renewable sources. Local travel will be electric, and low-carbon biofuels or larger batteries will provide range extension. This is a great way to significantly reduce both greenhouse gases and use of imported oil. Now the next step for CalCars is as challenging as anything we've done so far. We're proving it's possible to convert tens of millions of large gas-guzzling pickups, SUVs and vans to run partly or entirely on electricity. Because it takes so long for new vehicles to make up a significant percentage of the world's fleet, unless we do this, plug-in cars won't have an impact on climate change and energy security in the next 20 years."

CalCars will be part of our Green Car Exhibit, on Concours Day, Sunday, May 3rd.