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 available from November 1 to November 9, 2018.

Session Dates:

  • October 28-30 – FULLY COMMITTED
  • November 1-3 – FULLY COMMITTED
  • 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.


November 3-9, 2018


Meadowood Napa Valley. St. Helena, CA

Public Event


  • 2:00 – 5:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Arrivals at Meadowood and special drive opportunities
  • 6:00 - 7:00pm
    Welcome reception and preview of full line-up
  • 7:00pm       
    Dinner and editorial overview of cars, event timing, guidelines


  • 7:00 – 8:00am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Driver breakfast and orientation
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • 12:00 - 1:30pm       
  • 1:30 – 4:30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Test-drives resume
  • 6:00pm
    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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