The Fifth Annual Benedict Castle Concours is coming April 22nd, 2018! Register your vehicle now

Vehicle registration for the 2018 Benedict Castle Concours is open. We’re looking for the best-of-the-best classics, muscle cars, hot rods, customs, trucks, low riders, motorcycles, Japanese, European, exotics, and specialty vehicles. Register now to take advantage of the early-bird discount.

Here’s what you’ll enjoy as an exhibitor

April 22nd, 2018 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.

Special guests

Special vehicles

  • Keep your eye on this spot for an exciting list of one-of-a-kind vehicles
  • Better yet – register something amazing and we’ll put it on this list

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, April 22nd, 2018
9am – 4pm

Benedict Castle
5445 Chicago Avenue
Riverside, California

Special Events during the show

Saturday Night Gala in the Castle Courtyard honoring Wayne Carini
The upscale event includes a reception with appetizers followed by dinner. While you’re eating, enjoy testimonies from car hobby luminaries about Wayne Carini.

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 4:00 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.

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 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. Tours run every fifteen minutes all day long. Purchase tickets now.

Parking and Hotels

Parking

Public Parking @ UC Riverside Lot 30 (shuttle available)
Martin Luther King Blvd. @ Canyon Crest
Riverside 92507

Trailer Parking (shuttle available)
First Baptist Church
5500 Alessandro Blvd.
Riverside 92506

Hotels

Mission Inn
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside 92501

Ayres Hotel & Spa Moreno Valley
TownGate Promenade
12631 Memorial Way
Moreno Valley 92553

Ayres Inn Corona East
2260 Griffen Way
Corona 92879

Ayres Suites Corona West
1900 Frontage Road
Corona 92882

Courtyard Marriott
1510 University Ave.
Riverside 9250

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.