DANA POINT CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE HONORS BRUCE MEYER AS 'AUTOMOTIVE ICON' FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
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| The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance, is honored to announce Bruce Meyer, founding chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum and founder of the Checkered Flag 200, as the 30th Annual Dana Point Concours d'Elegance's Automotive Icon. Known as one of the greatest ambassadors to the collector car hobby, Meyer will participate in the many exciting activities scheduled June 23-24, 2012, in celebration of the American and European automotive heritages.
'Bruce is a world class automotive historian and renowned collector,' said Jeff Spellens, president of the 2012 Dana Point Concours. 'He's a person of honor and integrity, and for his accomplishments Bruce has done it the right way, with style and compassion. Having such a knowledgeable and celebrated automotive aficionado participate in our Concours will help us give people a new understanding and appreciation for the collector car and vintage motorcycle hobbies.'
Inducted into the Dry Lakes Hall of Fame and the Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame, Meyer has years of racing experience, participating in some of the most legendary vintage races in the world. No stranger to European roads and tracks, Meyer has driven in the Italian 'Mille Meglia,' the French 'Tour Auto,' the UK's 'Goodwood Festival of Speed' and on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the U.S.
'Southern California is the mecca of collector cars and vintage motorcycles, and the Dana Point Concours team is working hard to commemorate the automotive legacy in a truly special and unique way,' noted Meyer. 'It's an honor to be recognized by the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance.'