RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.--()--The 20th annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance, to be held at Trump National Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Sunday, September 16, will highlight classic French curves, according to Chairman Peter Kunoth.
“The Concours’ featured marque will be Delahaye, which made some of the most luxurious and elegant classic French cars”
“The Concours’ featured marque will be Delahaye, which made some of the most luxurious and elegant classic French cars,” said Exhibit Chairman Ray Johnson. “We will also feature the cars of coachbuilders famous for their graceful and sometimes flamboyant designs, including Bugatti, Chapron, Pourtout, Figoni et Falaschi, Franay, Letourneur et Marchand, Delage, Hispano-Suiza, Talbot-Lago, Flansrau, Citroen and Voisin,” he stated.
The 21 classes will range from French curves to American muscles, according to chairman Peter Kunoth. “While we will pay tribute to the beauty of our featured Marque, the elegant Delahaye and other classic beauties, we will also feature rugged American styles,” he stated.
The competitive classes are:
- French Coachwork
- American Classics – Open
- American Classics – Closed
- European Classics
- Ford Model A
- Pre-War Chevrolet
- Utility Vehicles
- Post-War French Touring
- Post-War European Luxury
- American Fins
- Pony Cars
- American Muscle
- Post-War European Sports Under 3 Liters
- Jaguar Sports Cars XK120, 140, 150
- Jaguar E-Type
- Porsche 356
- Porsche 900 Series
- Monte Carlo Rallye Tribute
The Concours’ Grand Marshals will be collectors Merle and Peter Mullin, owners of the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard and best of show winners at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
In addition to viewing more than 200 exhibited cars, visitors can see craftsmen at work in Restoration Alley, shop for gifts, dine in the elegant Club House, and examine unique show cars in the display areas.
The Concours will be preceded by a Pleasure Road Rallye on Saturday, September 15 which will wind its way around the PV Peninsula from the Rolling Hills Country Club to the PV Golf Club. Challenging clues will guide cars to both popular and little-known landmarks, as teams compete for prizes. The Rallye’s conclusion at the PV Golf Club precedes a helicopter golf ball drop and a reception honoring Grand Marshals Merle and Peter Mullin.
The Rallye entry fee is $190 per car, which covers the driver and navigator. The Rallye entry fee also includes access to the Grand Marshal Reception, to be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club following the completion of the Rallye (a $75 value when purchased separately). Additional passengers are $95 per person and children under 12 ride free; this includes access to the Grand Marshal Reception.
The Palos Verdes Concours is a 501(c)(3) charity event with proceeds benefitting the Palos Verdes Art Center's educational and community outreach programs and Palos Verdes Rotary Foundation Charities, including Harbor Area Boys & Girls Clubs.
The Concours is supported by a variety of local and national sponsors, including the event's founding sponsor, Malaga Bank.
For more information and to buy tickets please go to www.pvconcours.com or call 1-866-522-7746.