The Fourth Annual Benedict Castle Concours is happening March 26th, 2017!
Can’t wait to see you there tomorrow. This page has everything you need to plan your day.
Get ready for a fantastic day
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 High Tea & Fashion Show in the Castle.
- Ed Lucas, the “Voice of Concours”, Master of Ceremonies
- Barry Meguiar, host of Car Crazy TV
- Von Hot Rod, Master Pinstriper
- Rick Dore, Custom Builder
- Troy Ladd, Hollywood Hot Rods
- Bruce Meyer, World Renowned Car Enthusiast
- The Mulholland Speedster by Troy Ladd’s Hollywood Hot Rods – America’s Most Beautiful Roadster for 2017
- The Black Pearl by Rick Dore – Goodguys Custom of the Year for 2014
- Impostor by Chip Foose – Ridler Award winner for Best Hot Rod, 2015
- Sinister, a 1967 Cadillac by Rick Abate
- 1957 “Midnight Nomad” by Fred DeFalco
Vote for your favorite vehicle in the Meguiar’s Corral of Excellence and everywhere else in the show
Download the Chariotz app for iPhone or Android and use it to vote for your favorite vehicles courtesy of the Chariotz Judging System. Check out the Chariotz 4th Annual Benedict Castle Concours page to get a sneak peek at the cars that will be attending the show.
Over 100 awards will be given. There will be 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
Saturday Night Gala in the Castle Courtyard honoring the incredible work of Teen Challenge
Join us in the Castle Courtyard to honor the life changing ministry of Teen Challenge. The upscale event includes a reception with appetizers followed by dinner and a live band. While you’re eating, enjoy testimonies from students in the program whose lives have been transformed through Teen Challenge.
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 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. 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.
Parking and Hotels
Public Parking @ UC Riverside Lot 30 (shuttle available)
Martin Luther King Blvd. @ Canyon Crest
Trailer Parking (shuttle available)
First Baptist Church
5500 Alessandro Blvd.
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
1510 University Ave.
Ayres Hotel & Spa Moreno Valley
12631 Memorial Way
Moreno Valley 92553
Ayres Inn Corona East
2260 Griffen Way
Ayres Suites Corona West
1900 Frontage Road
Can’t wait to see you here
But, if you can’t make it to this show, you can certainly make a direct donation to Southern California Teen Challenge.