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Thinking of applying or learning more about the Copperstate 1000? Great!

Eligibility

In keeping with the spirit of a vintage car rally, the eligibility model year requirement is 1973 and older. Cars newer than 1973 cannot be substituted for any reason even after the rally begins. All cars are subject to the same standards for admission and acceptance.

The Application

Applications for the 2017 are available now. Please click HERE to apply today. All applications are due no later than January 31, 2017.

Route

In order to preserve the integrity of the Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000, the Route Map for the 2017 rally will NOT be published. If you are accepted to participate in the 2017 rally, you will receive your Route Book with a route map at registration.

Past Routes

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

FAQs

What are the dates of the 2017 rally?
Saturday, April 1 thru Wednesday, April 9, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: If accepted, ALL cars must arrive and be placed on the grass at Tempe Diablo Stadium by Saturday afternoon, April 1.

Is my car eligible to participate?
The eligibility model year requirement is 1973 and older sports, racing and ground touring cars. Cars newer than 1973 cannot be substituted for any reason even after the rally begins. All cars are subject to the same standards for admission and acceptance.

What is the entrance fee for 2017 and what does it include?
The entry fee for the 2017 Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000 is $7,000 and includes all meals and double occupancy lodging for the driver and co-driver starting from Saturday evening, April 1 through Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

What is the route for 2017?
As is tradition, we will depart from Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday morning, April 2. The 2017 route will cover a wide area of northern Arizona . Due to privacy and safety concerns for the participants, a complete route map will not be published to the general public. If accepted, you will receive additional information on the route as well as the list of overnight hotels.

How many cars do you accept?
We take 80 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.

When are applications due?
Applications are due on January 31 and must be filled out online. Applications will be available soon. Notification of acceptance is February 6.

What happens if I need mechanical assistance on the road?
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. For 26 years, AAA Arizona has followed the route with flatbed carriers to assist with the transportation of not-so-willing cars. We also travel with 6 mechanics that specialize in vintage automobiles as well as 4 volunteers whose job it is to schedule any needed repairs. Our title sponsor, Bell Lexus North Scottsdale, generously donates 5 new Lexus’ for use when your car just will not be able to finish the rally.

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.

Do we need to pack lightly or does someone else transport the luggage?
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.