Car of the Year Napa Valley

Robb Report’s annual Car of the Year experience puts VIP attendees in the driver’s seat during the ultimate event that celebrates luxury, performance,  automotive design, and engineering. During this spirited competition, the world’s greatest automotive marques present their flagship offerings for the coming model year, offering the privilege of stepping in as a Robb Report automotive editor for the day. Guests are able to test-drive and evaluate up to 13 of the most extraordinary upcoming luxury and performance vehicles – to earn the title “Robb Report Car of the Year.” The results (and drivers’ comments) are then published in Robb Report’s annual Car of the Year issue.

In addition to the drives that wind through Napa Valley’s breathtaking roads, guests enjoy an incredible two-night experience complete with sumptuous wine-paired dinners and interactions with the world’s premier luxury brands at the spectacular Meadowood Napa Valley resort.

This event has multiple sessions from October 28, 2018 until November 9, 2018.

Session Dates:

  • October 28-30
  • November 1-3
  • November 3-5
  • November 5-7
  • November 7-9

Live your dream of being an automotive editor for a day, and join us in Napa Valley for the ultimate luxury and automotive experience!

Reserve your Car of the Year session, and get ready for an experience unlike any other during this magical time of year in Napa Valley. Space is limited.

Contact Caroline Barry at to reserve your space or for more information.


  • $9,500 One driver/judge
  • $11,000 One driver/judge + one guest (must be spouse, partner, or family member sharing the room with primary driver)
  • $13,500 Two drivers/judges (must be spouse, partner, or family member sharing the room )

Pricing includes two nights’ accommodations at Meadowood Napa Valley, guest activities, and all meals and transportation needed during the schedule. Guests are responsible for transportation to and from Meadowood Napa Valley.


October 28-November 9, 2018


Meadowood Napa Valley

Public Event



  • 3:00 - 4:00pm
  • Arrivals and registration

  • 5:00pm
  • Welcome reception and first look at competition cars

  • 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Kickoff dinner and overview of cars, event timing, guidelines


  • 7:00 - 8:00am
  • Driver breakfast and orientation

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Test-drives

  • 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Lunch break

  • 1:00 - 4:30pm
  • Test-drives resume

  • 6:00pm
  • Depart for dinner at an exceptional Napa Valley winery

  • 6:30 - 9:30pm
  • Reception, dinner, and lively discourse on highlights of the day


  • 9:00 - 11:30am
  • Farewell Brunch

  • Departures

Schedule subject to change.

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