2019 Benedict Castle Concours Award Winners

The cars were incredible. The crowds even better. The 6th Annual Benedict Castle Concours was a huge success for Teen Challenge!

Our highest awards

Best in Show awards for Classic and Contemporary vehicles go to Aaron & Valerie Weiss for their 1931 Duesenberg J, and to Glen & Becky Martyn for their 1955 Ford Thunderbird. Their cars are featured in the photo above.

Watch the slideshow of winners

American Postwar (1946-1954) - 1953 Kaiser Traveler Deluxe - Phillip Jelinek American Postwar (1955-1978) - 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air - Patrick McCarthy American Prewar (1926-1942) - 1931 Duesenberg J - Aaron & Valerie Weiss Cobra through 1967 - 1965 Hi-Tech 427 CJ - Ed Terwilliger Corvette - 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injected - Harold Rodgers European Classic - 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn L/ Hand SFC 100 - Ernie Ruelas European Sport - 1964 Triumph Spitfire 4 - Barry Connally Exotic/Supercar/Hypercar/Sportscar - 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago - Doug Greene Hot Rod Up to 1936 - 1932 Ford Cabriolet - Kathy Garner Hot Rod 1937-1961 - 1951 Henry J Coupe - Knute Grani Japanese - 1984 Nissan 300ZX - John Moran Lowrider - 1949 Mercury 2 Door Coupe - Rick Wowk Muscle Car (Modern) 1975 to Present - 2003 Ford Thunderbird Convertible - John Politano Muscle Car (Modified) 1962-1974 - 1969 Chevrolet Camaro - Ray Ziglari Muscle Car (Stock) 1962-1974 - 1968 American Motors AMX - Mark Melvin Packard Prewar - 1941 Packard Deluxe 120 Woody Station Wagon - Rob and Jeannie Hilarides Packard Postwar - 1954 Packard Caribbean - Bruce Spangrud American Postwar (1955-1978) - 1977 Lincoln Continental - Marisa Gustafson Stainless Steel - 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 - Ronald Ferguson Trucks (Up to 1978) - 1957 Chevrolet Pick Up - Roscoe Morrissette Specialty Award - Most Elegant - 1933 Chrysler Imperial CL Lebaron - Larry Nannini Specialty Award - Best Paint - 1968 Ford Mustang - Scott Taylor Specialty Award - Best Interior - 1951 Ford Coupe - Craig Wick
2019 Benedict Castle Concours

Benedict Castle Concours 6 weeks away!

We are excited to announce the 6th Annual Benedict Castle Concours is only 6 weeks away! This very special car show is tucked away in Riverside, California on Sunday, March 31st, 2019. The Benedict Castle is known as the “Jewel of the Inland Empire”, a unique and historic location where over 100 movies have been filmed including the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Bride of Frankenstein, and Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein, making for a unique and engaging venue.

The Benedict Castle Concours is praised as one of the finest events in Southern California, a MUST attend each year. This show is 100% for the benefit of Teen Challenge, the oldest, largest and most successful drug and alcohol recovery program with over 1300 centers worldwide. We put this on for Teen Challenge of Southern California, a year long, residential program at NO cost to the students. They have over 600 beds in centers from Fresno to San Diego for teens, men and women of all ages. We believe there could be no better cause and work hard all year to make this show very special for all who attend and show their vehicles as well as raising over $200,000 each year for Teen Challenge.

This one-of-a-kind destination provides an unforgettable experience. From the beautifully maintained grounds to the impressive main entry, just arriving at Benedict Castle becomes an event. But that’s just the beginning! Wait until you walk through the gates and see green hills full of fabulous, best-of-the-best automobiles from ALL genres of the car hobby. We show the Pre-War and Post-War Classics, European Classics, Japanese Classics, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Low Riders, the BEST Customs in the world, Race Cars, Specialty Cars, even the original Munster Koach will be joining us this year. What more could you ask for? How about a real Castle right at the center of all the action!

The Presenting Sponsors are Meguiar’s Car Care Products (and yes Barry Meguiar’s daughter, Nicole Meguiar is the show Founder & Producer!) and the Petersen Automotive Museum who host a beautiful VIP Pavilion perched just up on the lawns overlooking the cars. Our very impressive list of other sponsors include the Nethercutt Museum (who host, would you believe, a Nethercutt High Tea & Fashion Show right at noon in the Castle Sanctuary), Coker Tire, O’Reilly Auto Parts, DuPont Registry (this year will be the first ever DuPont Registry People’s Choice Award with voting by texting), Von Hot Rod, Bruce Meyer, Aaron and Valerie Weiss, Bruce Wanta, RME, Packard’s International, OC Mustang Club, and finally Barris Kustoms.

Please join us March 31st. Our Grand Marshal this year is famed automotive customizer Gene Winfield. Other stars include Barry Meguiar, Emcee Dave Kunz of ABC TV, Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead of the Wheeler Dealers, Ralph Holguin of RMD Garage, Von Hot Rod, Rick Dore, Troy Ladd, and Cody Walker in memory of his brother Paul Walker. You can register your car online right now at www.crossroadscarshows.com. You can also purchase tickets on the website for show entrance, the Petersen VIP Pavilion, the Saturday Night Gala, Castle tours and the Nethercutt High Tea & Fashion Show. We look forward to seeing you there!

Gene Winfield

Gene Winfield is our Grand Marshall

It’s OFFICIAL! The legendary Gene Winfield is our Grand Marshal for the 6th Annual Benedict Castle Concours on March 31st. We are thrilled to honor him.

You can learn more about him by visiting and liking his Facebook pages…

…and by watching this detailed video from My Classic Car TV:

Gene Winfield will be at the show on Sunday, but the best way to meet him in-person is to attend the Saturday Night Gala on March 30, 2019.

Register now for the 6th Annual Benedict Castle Concours

It’s that time of year again and it’s your chance to do something amazing for car enthusiasts and the oldest, largest and most successful addiction recovery program in the world: Teen Challenge.

Register Now

Our 6th Annual Show takes place on March 31st, 2019. 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.

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2017 Car Show Instructions

2017 Car Show Instructions for Registered Vehicle Owners

Thank you SO much for registering your vehicle for the 4th Annual Benedict Castle Concours on March 26th benefiting Teen Challenge. We are so excited you will be joining us for this amazing day. Here’s how check in will be handled this year. We’ve made it as simple as possible for you!

The physical address for the Benedict Castle is:
5445 Chicago Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507

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