The 16th annual Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance will be held at Trump National Golf Club on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California September 19-21, 2008. The event celebrates 100 years of General Motors featuring Cadillac and alternative fuel vehicles. Eyewitness News Automotive Specialist Dave Kunz will reign as Grand Marshal of this classic automobile celebration.
Kunz, a prior honorary judge who routinely reports on the event commented, “My fondest memories of the PV Concours have been doing roving field interviews with car owners. Some of the most interesting cars and people have participated in the past, and helping them share their stories has been a treat.” Kunz joins an impressive list of former Grand Marshal’s including: Carroll Shelby, Parnelli Jones, Barry Meguiar, Otis Chandler, Vic Edelbrock, Bob Estes, Payton Cramer, Gen. William Lyon, Leon Kaplan, Bobbie ‘dine Rodda, Paul Moyer, Bill Krause and Helen and Jack Nethercutt who operate the Nethercutt Collection.
Concours events are held throughout the world gathering classic cars on public display, judged in several categories. Typically earlier models, cars include categories like Pre War, Muscle and European Sports cars. Serious collectors enjoy friendly competition, while enthusiasts enjoy vendor booths offering everything from collectible automotive art to fine jewelry.
The weekend events offer a Grand Marshal’s Charity Dinner Gala featuring a silent auction which generates funds for charity. A Tour d’Epicure Road Rallye allows participants to drive cars along a route with food stops and a luncheon. The Concours d’Elegance takes place on the grounds of Trump National Golf Club. The public may purchase tickets and attend all events.
About the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance
In its 16th year, the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance offers participants and spectators a formal yet relaxed setting in which to appreciate some of the finest classic automobiles ever produced. Marques like Cadillac, Ferrari, Duesenberg and Jaguar are routinely on display. The event attracts celebrities and visitors who return each year for a new experience. The 501c3 event generates money for Palos Verdes Art Center and Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Foundation.
For more information, visit www.pvconcours.com.
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