Copperstate 1000

Frequently Asked Questions

Normally, we would take approximately 85 cars on the rally. Due to COVID and the uncertainty of what 2021 holds, we will be limiting the number of cars on the 2021 rally to just 50. We receive many more applications each year than available spots. Please do not be discouraged if you are placed on the waitlist, especially this year.

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 then when mechanical assistance is needed. We travel with 3 professional mechanics (Cody Coop and Mike Ploof from AZ Collector Cars and Robert Webster from RW Fabrications/WebsterWerkstatt) 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.

The entry fee for the 2021 Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000 is $8,000 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) – $2,500

Single Crew Package (one person, one room) – $5,000

Double Crew Package (two people, one room) – $7,000

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.

All applications must be filled out in their entirety and submitted online. The deadline for submitting an application is Sunday, January 31. Once your online application has been completed and submitted, you will receive an email confirmation indicating we have successfully received your application.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE IS FEBRUARY 8. CONFIRMATION OF ACCEPTANCE AND THE REMAINDER OF ENTRY FEE (IF APPLICABLE) WILL BE DUE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26. ONCE ACCEPTED, $500 OF YOUR DEPOSIT WILL BE CONSIDERED NON‐REFUNDABLE. IF YOU CANCEL AFTER FEBRUARY 26, THE ENTIRE ENTRY FEE IS NONREFUNDABLE AND WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A CONTRIBUTION TO MEN’S ARTS COUNCIL. IF AN APPLICATION IS NOT ACCEPTED, THE ENTRY DEPOSIT WILL BE RETURNED IN FULL.

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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