Historically held in May at the North Elementary School playing fields in Hillsborough, the organizers of the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance moved to the event to the Crystal Springs Golf Course for 2010 due to the convenience of its location, in addition to the scenic layout adjacent to the Crystal Springs Reservoir.
The featured marque of 54th annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance was Alfa Romeo, in honor of their centennial. The 18th fairway at Crystal Springs also featured several generations of Ford Thunderbird’s to complement more than 20 different judged classes of automobiles, to total more than 200 cars.
The 1933 Rolls Royce PII Continental of Jay and Christina Moore was elected Best of Show, while the People’s Choice Award for the “car they would most like to drive home” today was awarded to the 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 of James Barron. The Hillsborough Cup for “engineering design, coachwork, historical significance and rarity” was awarded to the 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS Berlinetta Aerodinamica of Wayne Barnes.
The event weekend also featured the 10th annual Hillsborough Tour d’Elegance where ‘The Drive is Half the Fun!” The 2011 Tour involved a magnificent drive on some of the Bay Area’s most scenic roads, plus special events like a visit to Tesla Motors.
Proceeds from the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance 2010 and its associated activities benefited 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.
For more information, visit www.hillsboroughconcours.org.
Senior Photographer Dennis Gray documented the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance 2010, offering the following images that capture the excellent event. To see more from Dennis, visit www.dennisgrayphotographer.com.
Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance 2010 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger photo and description)
Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance 2010 – Winners
Alfa Romeo – Pre-War Cars – 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Figoni Cabriolet, Patrick Ottis
Alfa Romeo – Competition Cars – 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport, Scott McClenahan
Alfa Romeo 1946 to 1959 – 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C, Richard DeLuna
Alfa Romeo 1960 to 1969 – 1965 Alfa Romeo GTC, Gene and Sandy Boyer
Alfa Romeo 1970 to 1987 – 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde, John Fox
Rolls-Royce and Bentley – 1933 Rolls-Royce PII Continental, Jay Moore
US Classics Closed – 1940 Packard Model 1803 160, Larry and Susan Nannini
US Classics Open – 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster, Aaron Weiss
European Classics Open and Closed – 1937 Hispano-Suiza K6 Coach, Jules Heumann
Ferrari 1947 to 1967 – 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, Larry and Jane Solomon
Ferrari 1968 to 1987 – 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, Alan Cavey
Muscle Cars 1963 to 1972 – 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX2553, Daniel Nissim
Exotics to 1987 – 1961 Maserati 3500 GT, Harry Garschagen
Antiques 1900 to 1930 – 1914 Petite Speciale, George and Elizabeth Knapp
American 1931 to 1950 – 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman, Charles Cross
American 1951 to 1969 – 1965 Ford Mustang, John Wilson
American Sports Cars – Corvette through 1987 – 1962 Chevrolet Corvette, Tim Hunter
Foreign Sports Cars through 1962 – 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe, Bruce Canepa
Foreign Sports Cars 1963 to 1975 – 1973 Porsche 911 Carerra RS, Jonathan Roman
Foreign Sports Cars 1976 to 1987 – 1985 Lotus Esprit Turbo, Harvey Lasky
Foreign Passenger and Touring Cars through 1959 – 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300D, Stephen Austin
Foreign Passenger and Touring Cars 1960 to 1975 – 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe, Rodney Marconi
Vintage Race Cars Post War – 1970 Lola T222 Can-Am, Bruce Canepa
Thunderbird 1955 – 1955 Ford Thunderbird, Tom Meakin
Thunderbird 1956 – 1956 Ford Thunderbird, Michael and Jennifer Dick
Thunderbird 1957 – 1957 Ford Thunderbird, Gene Cox
Thunderbird 1961 to 1965 – 1962 Ford Thunderbird, Nell Richmond
[Source: Hillsborough Concours; photo credit: Dennis Gray]