33rd Annual Bell Lexus North Scottsdale

Copperstate 1000

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The dates for 33rd annual running of the Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000 are Saturday, April 15 to Wednesday, April 19, 2023.


In keeping with the spirit of a vintage car rally, model year 1973 and older sports, racing, and grand touring cars are eligible. Cars newer than 1973 cannot be substituted for any reason, even after the rally begins.

Consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis for certain post-1973 vehicles that exhibit design continuity with earlier models (i.e. no significant changes discernible from 1973 production year.)

PLEASE NOTE: Clones, reproductions, tributes, continuation-series cars (except as noted above), and recreations are NOT eligible for participation on the Copperstate 1000.

Additionally, we will be begin limiting the number of certain marques. We encourage you to apply with multiple vehicle to increase your chances of acceptance.


The entrance fee for the 2023 Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 is $8,500.00.


Applications are due on January 31, 2023 and must be filled out online. Notification of acceptance is February 10, 2023.


In order to preserve the integrity of the Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000, the Route Map for the 2023 rally will NOT be published. If you are accepted to participate, you will receive your Route Book at registration.


We will take approximately 85 cars on the rally. Due to high demand, we will carry quality cars beyond this number placed on a waitlist.

The Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000 is fortunate to have the involvement of many dedicated people and organizations, and in no area is that dedication more apparent than when mechanical assistance is needed. We travel with 3 professional mechanics (Cody Coop and Mike Ploof from AZ Collector Cars and Robert Webster from 198 Werks) Our title sponsor, Bell Lexus North Scottsdale, generously donates new Lexus’ for use when your car just will not be able to finish the rally and professional tow drivers with flatbed carriers are on-hand to assist with the transportation of not-so-willing cars.

Although we provide mechanical assistance on the road, a properly prepared vehicle is the responsibility of the driver. All accepted cars will be required to undergo a vehicle safety inspection prior to arrival. A certified mechanic is required to inspect your vehicle and sign-off that it is in rally ready condition.

No need to pack lightly. We travel with a UHaul Luggage Truck (generously donated!) so all your luggage needs will be handled. Drop your bags off in the morning and they will be waiting for you when you arrive.

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Copperstate 1000 App.

Your guide to the 80+ rare, vintage cars during this year's rally! Includes car photos, descriptions, history and route details for the 4-day, 1,000 mile journey. Get the App today!

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