32nd Annual Bell Lexus North Scottsdale

Copperstate 1000

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The dates for 32nd annual running of the Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000 are Saturday, April 2 to Wednesday, April 6, 2022.


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 entry fee for the 2022 Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000 is $8,250 and includes all meals and double occupancy lodging for the driver and co-driver starting from Saturday evening through Wednesday evening.

There will be an additional 3% charge for credit card payments.


Applications are due on January 10 and must be filled out online. Notification of acceptance is January 21.


In order to preserve the integrity of the Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000, the Route Map for the 2022 rally will NOT be published. If you are accepted to participate, you will receive your Route Book at registration.


We would take approximately 85 cars on the rally. We receive many more applications each year than available spots. Please do not be discouraged if you are placed on the waitlist.

The Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000 is blessed 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) and 3 students from the McPherson College of Automotive Restoration that specialize in vintage automobiles as well as volunteers whose job it is to schedule any needed repairs. 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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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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