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On July 22nd, the Porsche world will converge on Bella Collina San Clemente for the largest “356-only fully-judged concours” in the world.

Jul 13, 2018 09:04AM ● By Don Kindred

The 356 Club of Southern California is inviting the Porsche community to be a part of it’s 32nd Annual 356 Club’s Concours at their new location in San Clemente. As is the custom, any Porsche can come and display on the grass with the 356’s to be judged. It is amazing to see the 400 plus Porsches that come out in support of the concours competitors – it is one of the best displays of Porsches to assemble at any time!

The 356 Club of Southern California invites anyone to bring their 356 to be judged. All registration will take place online at: There are nine classes including the “Unrestored” class. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the day, bring your 356 and park on the lawn with the serious competitors and picnic with all the other owners.


Divisions are Full Concours,

Street Concours and Wash and Shine

Class 1) up to ’55

Class 2) ’56-’59

Class 3) ’60-’61

Class 4) ’62-’63

Class 5) ’64-’65

Class 6) Special Interest/Competition

Class 7) Carrera

Class 8) Outlaw

Class 9) Unrestored (Judged as a group)

​There will also be awarding “Best Display” and “People’s Choice” cars.

​Your 356 Porsche not ready for a full Concours Day ?

 Any Porsche 356, 911, 912, 928, 914, 917, 904 is welcome to come and ‘display only’. The cost to register for the event is a $20.00 donation in cash the day of the show. General admission is free.


Sunday July 22nd

  • 6:00 AM Judged car placement begins
  • 8:00 AM Doors open to the public
  • 8:30 AM All Porsches welcomed on the lawn to park
  • 9:00 AM Judging begins
  • 11:30 AM Lunch served
  • 1:00 PM Award presentation

WHERE: Bella Collina San Clemente, 200 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92673

For more information about this event, visit:


For Concourse Related Inquiries:

Ed Wyche 

356 Club of Southern California 

(714) 356-6547 

[email protected] 


For General Event Questions:

Trevor Gates 

[email protected] 

(949) 573-5606 

About 356 Club Southern California

The 356 club is the largest regional 356 club in the world – with approximately 1,000 members. While we are Southern California based, the club has attracted members from throughout the US, Canada and countries around the world. The club’s primary focus is driving and enjoying our cars. We communicate that passion through our magazine and this website. Quarterly, the club publishes its renown magazine.


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About Bella Collina San Clemente

Nestled in the rolling foothills off of Avenida La Pata, Bella Collina is the only private golf club in San Clemente. The course features a 27-hole Gary Player-designed golf course, complete with driving range, chipping and putting greens. The clubhouse features restaurants, fitness facilities, patio dining, and fully stocked golf shop. The club offers an engaging schedule of tournaments and social events, successfully accommodating the busy schedules of local professionals and modern families. 


Bella Collina is a premiere venue for your next social celebration, meeting, corporate retreat, golf tournament or awards gala. The unique Tuscan inspired design at Bella Collina will give you and your guests the experience of a lifetime. Their award-winning wedding and events facility sits on 230 acres of lush rolling hills and panoramic views. Custom designed packages are available for charitable organizations.

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