The 6th annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance was staged Sunday, May 3rd in Beverly Hills, California. Situated on a hill overlooking the city, the Tudor Revival Greystone Mansion, with its landscaped and distinctive formal English gardens, served as the unique and elegant host to approximately 150 automobiles and motorcycles. The 15 classes were well represented during the event, with most vehicles being judged in their respective category for awards that were presented later in the day.
Best in Show Concours d’Elegance at the Greystone Mansion Concours 2015 was awarded to the 1929 Duesenberg Model J-129 LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton owned by Doug Skeen and Ted Gildred, while the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta of Bob Cohen won Best in Show Concours de Sport.
Throughout the day, attendees at the Concours had access to the estate grounds and were able to see the interior of the mansion. The 2015 Greystone Concours was limited to 3,000 visitors, keeping all those who attended within a comfortable level to enjoy all the cars, motorcycles, vendor displays, gourmet food, beverages, libations and the vendor marketplace and seminars within the historic Doheny mansion.
The Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance supports The Friends of Greystone, a non-profit organization dedicated to the continuing restoration and preservation of Greystone Mansion. Built in 1927, the estate was a gift from oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny (The 2007 film “There Will Be Blood” was loosely based on his life) to his son, Edward “Ned” Doheny, Jr. and his family. The city of Beverly Hills purchased the estate in 1965, with the property becoming a city park in 1971. In 1976, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Doheny Estate/Greystone. The house and grounds are often used in movie and television production, with the descending staircase being one of the most famous sets in Hollywood.
Greystone Mansion Concours 2015 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
Greystone Mansion Concours 2015 – Class Award Winners
1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Zagato – Bruce Milner
1925 Lincoln L Roadster – Arnold Schmidt and Joanne Young
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 – Tomy Drissi
1963 Chevrolet Corvette – Mike Vietro
1967 Jaguar E-Type – Peter Devereaux
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – Mike Tsai
1934 Packard Super-Eight – Richard Zeiger
1966 Porsche 911 – Steven Harris
1955 Porsche 356 Continental Cabriolet – Petersen Automotive Museum
1956 Austin-Healey 100 Le Mans – Will Sanchez and Linda Reeves
1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 – Victor Preisler
1951 Chrysler Imperial Newport – Michael Porto
Rolls-Royce / Bentley:
1929 Bentley 4.5 liter Tourer by Vanden Plas – Bruce Meyer
1952 Siata 400L – Ronald Busuttil
1951 Delahaye Type 235 Cabriolet – Peter and Merle Mullin
Greystone Mansion Concours 2015 – Additional Award Winners
Spirit of Greystone: 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1949 Fiat 750MM Topolino Zagato
1921 Duesenberg A
Best of Show Motorcycle
1951 Vincent Rapide with Steib Sidecar
Best Antique Motorcycle
1951 NSU Konsul II
[Source: Greystone Concours; photos: Victor Varela]