|Rodeo Drive Concours Celebrated Great Britain And Aston Martin|
|In celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the coming London Olympics, Rodeo Drive became decidedly British this past Sunday for the annual Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance on Father's Day with 'THE BRITISH ARE COMING!' theme. Aston Martin was this year's featured marque and Gearys Beverly Hills was the presenting sponsor in celebration of their new Rolex store opening on Rodeo Drive. Thousands of guests were joined by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who stopped by Rodeo Drive for the annual event. Amid bagpipers and fanfare trumpeters, British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay, Beverly Hills Mayor Willie Brien, Concours Chairman Bruce Meyer and Rodeo Drive President Jim Jahant presented awards to winners for their iconic and unique automobiles. 'This was an amazing tribute to all things Great Britain, particularly the long and storied history of the British automotive industry,' said British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay. 'This event was called 'The British are coming,' but the British are here! And we are very proud to be continuing the tradition of supplying the world with truly excellent automobiles.' As the 2012 featured marque, Aston Martin was the centerpiece of the 200 block of Rodeo Drive with both new and classic cars. Among them was a GT4 factory racecar, in British Racing Green with yellow accent. In addition, a brand new V8 Vantage Coupe in Mako Blue, which is a beautiful pearl light blue, was displayed inside the Lladró store on Rodeo Drive. Lladró also presented the Svend Ingerslev Award for 'Best of Show' to Aaron Weiss' 1929 Auburn 8-90 Boattail Speedster. The 300 block also featured British classic and racing autos including Austin Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, MG, McLaren and Rolls-Royce brand. Also, a special British motorcycle area honored Triumph, Vincent, BSA and Norton. Among these beautiful classics was His Majesty King George V of England's 1910 Daimler, which was the official limousine make for the royal family through the 1950's. The 400 block featured 'The Best of the Best' with classic cars of any marque considered by the show's curators. In celebration of Cobra's 50th Anniversary, there were three Cobras, signed by Carroll Shelby himself, on display near Brooks Brothers. At the end of the Street was Ferrari Beverly Hills' display of their newest models. 'We were thrilled to honor the British automotive industry and Aston Martin as the featured marque at this year's Concours,' said Bruce Meyer, Chairman. 'Great Britain has a long and storied history in creating some of the most legendary cars and motorcycles highlighted by elegant design and spectacular performance. This annual event has been a tradition for thousands of Southern California residents, car collectors, aficionados and families and we are so pleased that everyone enjoyed their Father's Day on Rodeo Drive.' The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance is produced by the Rodeo Drive Committee in association with the City of Beverly Hills. Sponsors included Gearys Beverly Hills, O'Gara Coach Company, Auto Gallery, Ferrari Beverly Hills, RM Auctions, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau, Jaguar, Land Rover, Vertu, Brooks Brothers, Lladró, Two Rodeo and the Consulate General of Great Britain. Media sponsors included the Beverly Hills Courier and Sports Car Market Magazine. Asprey London was the official award sponsor. Hospitality sponsors included Sprinkles Cupcakes, Fat Burger, and Smart Water. The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, was the official hotel of this year's concours. Rodeo Drive, internationally recognized as the intersection of fashion and entertainment, is a unique destination for both Southern California residents, as well as visitors from around the globe. More than 100 distinguished retailers create an unparalleled atmosphere only found on the three blocks of this famed street. The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance has been named one of the '300 Unmissable Events & Festivals Around the World' by top travel publisher Frommer's. For more information, please visit rodeodrive-bh.com.|
|MY YACHT™ CONCOURS MAKES WAVES IN MONTEREYLos Angeles, CA August 21st, 2014 – In a busy automotive week full of parties held in houses, tents, and parking lots, My Yacht Group's Concours event created a uniquely prestigious evening aboard Motor Yacht Acania, the 136-foot superyacht originally commissioned by Al Capone in 1929. Moored in Breakwater Cove Marina for the second year, the cream of the motoring world, discerning HNW guests, Olympic athletes , and distinguished brand partners led by Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG en....|
|1914 French Grand Prix Centennial CelebratedPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 21, 2014) -- It has been 100 years since the flag dropped at the legendary 1914 French Grand Prix. Just a handful of automobiles that competed in this iconic race are known to have survived and most were reunited on the show field at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, August 17. |
The 1914 French Grand Prix, often called the last great race, took place on July 4, less than a month before World War I began, changing motor racing forever....
|WINNER TROPHIES AND AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE AT HAMPTON COURT PALACEOver 10 prized trophies and awards to be presented at the hotly-contested 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace (5-7 September)|
◾Unlike other concours events, the Concours of Elegance 'Best of Show' is chosen by the concours car owners themselves
◾New Club Trophy will acknowledge the 'Best of the Best' car club concours winners, supported by AIG's Private Client Group
◾Club Trophy judging panel to include a number of famous faces, coordinated by the Royal Automobile Club
|RM AUCTIONS RAISES THE BAR WITH MORE THAN $143 MILLION IN SALES IN MONTEREY• RM Auctions sets a new collector car auction benchmark with a record $143.4 million in sales at its flagship Monterey, California event; Saturday session achieves $88 million in just four hours |
• Auction proves quality counts with 91 percent of lots sold
• Thirty-five lots achieve individual million-dollar-plus results; three lots achieve eight-figures
• Ferraris dominate top sales led by 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale for $26.4 million; a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM for $11.5 million; and the e....
|BUGATTI LAUNCHES LIFESTYLE CAPSULE COLLECTION 'BUGATTI LEGENDS'◾Fashion and accessories collection dedicated to the 'Les Légendes de Bugatti' car edition|
◾Six outfits matched for men and women mirroring the theme of each Bugatti Legend
◾One of the first tailor-made lifestyle projects Bugatti has dedicated to its customers
Monterey / Molsheim, 17 August 2014. On the occasion of the once-in-a-lifetime-presentation of the complete 'Les Légendes de Bugatti' Edition at 'The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering' and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance ....
|LAMBORGHINI HURACÁN LP 620-2 SUPER TROFEO MAKES GLOBAL DEBUT AT ‘THE QUAIL, A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING'Carmel, California 15th August 2014 – Automobili Lamborghini unveiled its next-generation motorsports machine: the new Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. The car will debut in all three (Europe, Asia and North America) of the brand's one-make 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series.|
The Huracán Super Trofeo marks a new benchmark for the race series. 'The Huracán Super Trofeo is an all-new car built from scratch with a clear racing concept,' said Maurizio Reggiani, Board Member and D....
|ONE-OF-A-KIND 2014 BMW i8 CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE EDITION SOLD FOR WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE OF $825,000• One-of-a-Kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance Edition, Presented by Jay Leno and Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO of BMW of North America|
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 17, 2014… On Saturday evening, August 16, in celebration of the U.S. arrival of the revolutionary BMW i8, Jay Leno and Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, presented a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance Edition, which was then auctioned off for $825,00, including buyer's premier, ....