Copperstate 1000

Frequently Asked Questions

Approximately 75 cars will be accepted. A waitlist will be established for entry submittals beyond that number.


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 4 professional mechanics and tow drivers with flatbeds. 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 our 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!) and 3 luggage handlers so all your luggage needs will be serviced. Drop your bags off in the morning and they will be waiting for you when you arrive.


The entry fee for the 2024 Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000 is $10,500 and includes all meals and double occupancy lodging for the driver and co-driver starting from the hotel stay Saturday evening through Wednesday evening.

Additional Room (Single Room Supplement) – $3,500

Single Crew Package (one person, one room) – $7,000

Double Crew Package (two people, one room) – $9,000

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.)

Clones, reproductions, tributes, continuation-series cars (except as noted above), and recreations are not eligible for participation on the Copperstate 1000. All cars are subject to the same standards for admission and acceptance.

No one under the age of 18 may participate in the Copperstate 1000. Drivers, Co-Drivers, and all Crew members must be over 18.

The deadline for submitting an application is January 31st. Notification of acceptance will be mid-February. At this time, you will receive information on acceptance timeline, payments and our cancellation policy.


A limited number of single room supplements are available for those needing two rooms. All additional room requests must be received at the time of application submittal. Availability of additional rooms may be limited. Copperstate cannot guarantee additional room availability if the request is made after your application has been accepted.

Anyone who accompanies an entrant in a separate vehicle, FOR ANY REASON (mechanical assistance, towing assistance, photography, etc), is considered a crew member. All crew members must adhere to the rules and regulations of the Copperstate. Crew packages will be strictly limited and will be reviewed prior to acceptance. We reserve the right to limit the number of crew and support vehicles. In addition we reserve the right to expel any entrant failing to formally register a crew member. Copperstate cannot guarantee room availability for your Crew if the request is made after your application has been accepted. In some cases Crews may have to stay at an offsite hotel.

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