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Show Overview

Known as “The Car Guy’s Car Show”, the Benedict Castle Concours and Car Show is unique in bringing together all elements of the car hobby. It celebrates the breadth of the car hobby with the common theme being PASSION! We have it all—stunning Concours Winners, Rocking Hot Rods, Powerful Muscle Cars, Wild Exotics, Killer Customs, Rumbling Race Cars, Tricked Out Trucks, Blazing Motorcycles and so much more. Treasured Awards are given to the top cars in every category. With hundreds of unique vehicles on display on the beautiful Benedict Castle grounds, there’s something for everyone at our show!

The Benedict Castle is often referred to as the crown jewel of the Inland Empire.  There is no other Car Show or Concours held at this kind of venue. The cars are displayed on terraced lawns surrounding the castle that are beautifully manicured to match the perfection of the cars.

Those attending are continually struck by the elegance of the cars being displayed on grass with the Castle as their backdrop.  The hilltop campus features elevation changes, allowing for a variety of campus viewing points and staging the vehicles in unique positions for stunning photography and viewing.

Just like the cars, every one of us has our own story to tell. That’s why, as much as we value the cars, this is a Car Show that values people even more. Your heart and emotions will be touched by the level and diversity of the cars and the students of Teen Challenge.  Both are on full display to experience and enjoy.

And speaking of those in attendance, there is no other Car Show that attracts un-paid Car Guy Personalities like the Benedict Castle Concours. Just some that attended last year’s event include Gene Winfield, Ed “Isky” Iskendarian, Linda Vaugh, Rick Dore, Sarah “Bogi” Lateiner, Ralph Holguin, and the most famous Car Guy in the world, Mike Brewer and his partner Ant Anstead from their global TV Show Wheeler Dealers.  And this year, the Grand Marshal will be the legendary car builder and TV personality Chip Foose!

This is a one of a kind Concours Car Show that displays the best of the best cars from every genre of the car hobby, but there’s a higher calling.  The biggest attraction for the crowds and celebrities is knowing that this incredibly fun day will pay for hundreds of lives being set free from drug and alcohol addiction over the next year.

The success of Teen Challenge comes from knowing all addictions are the result of trying to fill the void in your life that only God can fill.  That’s why Teen Challenge is the oldest (since 1958), the largest (1,400 Centers world-wide) and most successful (86% cure rate) program in the world for setting people, of all ages, free from drug and alcohol addiction.

Teen Challenge is a 12-month residential program, with no cost to the individual, totally funded by donations, and the Benedict Castle Car Show serves as its largest fund raiser. Even better, without having to pay the normal cost for a venue, 90% of every dollar raised by the Benedict Castle Concours goes directly into the program of Southern California Teen Challenge… making every contributor a vital part of our success!

Teen Challenge of Southern California is a fully deductible 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, un-paralleled in its cost efficiency and its ability to change lives… well deserving of your extraordinary generosity.

Meguiar’s Elite

This year’s show will once again have the featured Meguiar’s Elite Showcase with the most breath-taking cars assembled together for maximum impact.  This is where the mind blowing builds of the year come together with lots of color, variety, and power. Take the time to pour over the details of each of these stunning builds, learn the latest styling techniques in design, suspension, drive train, paint and interior.

Car Guy Celebrities on Display

Catch the latest views and news of the Car Hobby with our panel of Celebrity Car Guys moderated by Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer. Listen to their stories and ask your favorite questions.  And then get all of their autographs on Benedict Castle Memorabilia during our Celebrity Autograph Session.

Petersen Museum VIP Pavilion  

With the purchase of a VIP Ticket, you enjoy a relaxed, sit down breakfast and then lunch during the heat of the day in the Petersen Museum VIP Pavilion. Enjoy unlimited food and drinks with Car Guy Celebrities in a beautiful setting overlooking the Concours.

(Purchase tickets online in advance or day of the show)

Nethercutt Museum High Tea and Fashion Show

For a special experience, buy a ticket for the Nethercutt Museum High Tea and Fashion Show inside this historic Castle.  This is not your normal Car Show!  While the guys are enjoying the cars, the ladies (and some of the guys) are enjoying an entirely different experience of exclusive elegance.

(Purchase tickets online in advance)

Benedict Castle Tours

Take a tour of historic Benedict Castle with one of our docents.  Walk the circular steps of the ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ to the top of the Castle.  Learn about the history of this historic building used in more than 100 movies over the years.  Buy tickets for your group. This is a very special experience!

(Purchase tickets online in advance or on the day of the show)

Auctions and Raffle

You’ll have the opportunity to walk away with amazing automobilia, gift items, art work and experiences from our raffle, silent auction and major live auction. Come prepared to bid—to free people from drug and alcohol addiction.