Historically held in May at the North Elementary School playing fields in Hillsborough, the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance will relocate to the Crystal Springs Golf Course due to its ideal location for Bay Area enthusiasts along Highway 280 and the scenic layout adjacent to the Crystal Springs Reservoir.
The featured marque car of 54th annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance will be the Italian sports cars of Alfa Romeo, which is celebrating its centennial. With contributions from both local and national collections, a special Alfa Romeo display will comprise some of the greatest road and racing cars produced by the automaker.
The 18th fairway will also feature several generations of Ford Thunderbird’s to complement more than 20 different judged classes of automobiles, to total more than 200 cars. For the first time, the Hillsborough Concours also will host a variety of Car Clubs from around the state in a new Club Corral area. The new venue at Crystal Springs Golf Club makes this expanded layout possible, with more space to display these beautiful and rare cars.
For 54 consecutive years, the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance has built and maintained a proud tradition of honoring and celebrating excellence in automotive design and engineering. The passion of the Concours leadership and volunteers, pride of its entrants, and the loyalty of its attendees has earned Hillsborough the proud record as the longest continually running Concours in the world.
Signifying the importance the organizers have placed on the quality of the event, Rob Fisher, Concours Chairman and Hillsborough resident said, “Car owners and enthusiasts from far and wide have long supported the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance and we felt it was of paramount importance to locate a venue that would provide the best experience and value for our attendees and participants. As the longest continuously running Concours in the world, our event needed a setting with the quality, elegance and layout befitting this world-class gathering.”
In addition to managing the event, the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance Foundation was established to significantly extend the philanthropic reach and impact of this great tradition. Proceeds from the Event and its associated activities will now benefit Autism Speaks, a national charity with the goal to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders; the 49ers Foundation, which supports development programs for underserved youth that keep them ‘Safe, on Track and In School;’ and the Hillsborough Schools Foundation.
“We are excited to expand our charitable reach beyond the local community to the 49ers Foundation and to Autism Speaks, which has joined us for its first year,” said Chairman Fisher.
For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.HillsboroughConcours.org.
[Source: Hillsborough Concours]