|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.|
| ALEXANDER CALDER BMW ART CAR HIGHLIGHTS CLASS OF BMW 3.0CSLS AT 2014 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE◾BMW-Powered McLaren F1 GTR featured in class of McLaren cars|
◾BMW Group Classic display includes the David Hobbs 320 Turbo race car as well as BMW M1 and first generation M3 and 3 Series Convertible
◾All-new BMW i8 Sports Car and M4 Coupe also Highlighted
◾BMW Technology Award to recognize the best example of cutting edge technology in its day
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 7, 2014 . . . The very first BMW Art Car, a BMW 3.0 CSL, designed by American artist Alexander Calder, will be a....
|SHELBY AMERICAN TO HOST 2014 SHELBY VEGAS BASH AT NEW WORLD HEADQUARTERSLas Vegas, Nev. – March 6, 2014 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), and Team Shelby will host the 2014 Shelby Vegas Bash at the new Shelby American World Headquarters just off the Strip. Festivities start on Monday, April 14, and run into the Mustang Club of America (MCA) 50th Birthday Celebration beginning on Thursday, April 17. This year's Vegas Bash includes a Shelby Cruise from Palm Springs to Vegas, Monday night's 'Cars Under t....|
| INFINITI SPONSORS MEDIA CENTER AT 2014 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE• Infiniti Pavilion Display to Feature 2014 Product Line and Specially Designed 2014 Q60 Convertible Celebrating Bobby Unser's 1968 Indianapolis 500 Win|
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, Infiniti will support the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance by sponsoring the Media Center at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island March 7-9, 2014.
Infiniti's impressive Pavilion Display will share space at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach as more than 300 vintage, ....
| JACKIE COOPER'S FERRARI 410 SUPERAMERICA HEADED TO AMELIAFilm and TV star Jackie Cooper's 1956 Pininfarina Ferrari 410 Superamerica will anchor the 'Ferrari Production 1950-1964' class at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.|
The year 1956 was a good one for Ferrari, on and off the track. The Modenese firm won both the Formula 1 and the World Sportscar Championships in 1956. As a bonus, the Italian marque won Enzo Ferrari's favorite race, the open road Mille Miglia, a brutal 1000 mile high speed lap of the Italian peninsula.
| Pinehurst Concours Foundation to Benefit Four Local CharitiesVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (March 4, 2014) – The Pinehurst Concours Foundation has been formed to benefit four charities in Moore County, including children with disabilities, a character development youth golf program, health care and the military, said Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance executive director Jay Howard.|
The 501c non-profit Pinehurst Concours Foundation will assist the Sandhills Children's Center, First Tee of the Sandhills, Foundation of FirstHealth and Patriot Foundation wi....
| BOBBY UNSER INSPIRED INFINITI Q60 DEBUTS AT AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURSThe 19th annual Amelia Island Concours announced today that Infiniti will commemorate the event's Offenhauser celebration by wrapping a 2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible in the same color scheme as Bobby Unser's 1968 Indianapolis 500 winning racecar. To accompany the inspired Q60 Convertible, Infiniti will also display Unser's Offenhauser-powered Indy winning car, courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.|
The unique Infiniti Q60 convertible's wrap was created by the company....
| Headliners Abound At Mecum's Houston AuctionApril 10-12 Collector Car Auction Set to Feature Several Vintage Greats|
Walworth, WI - February 24, 2014 -- Mecum Auctions will amass a 1,000-car offering encompassing coveted collector cars from all genres at Houston's Reliant Center this April 10-12. With outstanding headliners ranging from American and European racers, to Pre-War Classics and Corvettes, Mecum's third annual event is certain to be more than memorable.
The Houston event will make its way into nearly 80 milli....
| BEACH CARS STORM THE 2014 AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE'For an event like 'The Amelia' a class of beach cars is appropriate and ideal,' said Warner. 'After all, when you take a break from the concours field and sit on the veranda at the Ritz-Carlton with a cool drink in front of you, you stare at the ocean and the beach. I just wish we could find a way to make the beach part of the concours field just this once.'|
During the La Dolce Vita epoch, the ultimate European playboy's car was neither a Maserati nor a Ferrari. It arrived on sun splashed ....