All images courtesy of Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance
The 2012 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance on May 6, 2012 will showcase more than 150 classic & vintage automobiles and motorcycles. A 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross will be among the 2012 show highlights. Formerly owned by Steve McQueen and currently on display at the San Diego Auto Museum, the motorcycle has been gently restored by current owner Rob Phillips.
Amid restoration, Phillips’ repair team found an “uncirculated” 1960 Lincoln head penny in a small round plastic case tucked away in the cavity between the engine and frame. Whether the coin was placed for luck or because it is dated in the same year as McQueen’s son, Chad was born, is uncertain, but its placement and the personal connection to McQueen adds to the endearing and unique character of this motorcycle. Chad McQueen is expected to attend the 2012 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance in support of the 1970 Husqvarna that belonged to his father.
Select motorcycle highlights include: 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross (formerly owned by Steve McQueen), 2000 Harley Davidson Military, 1972 Harley Davidson Baja 100, 1959 Honda CL 175 and the 1959 BMW R69. Additional motorcycle highlights include: a 2006 Boss Fly, 1974 Harley Davidson SX 125, 1978 Harley Davidson MX 250, 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross, 1956 BSA Catalina Scrambler, and a 1958 MV Augusta Gran Sport.
The Greystone Concours d’Elegance takes place Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 10:00am-4:00pm at Greystone Estate, Beverly Hills, CA.
Tickets are $108 per person when purchased in advance and $133 at the door. Ticket sales are limited to 3000 and ticket purchase includes, at no additional cost, unlimited food and drink, program book and poster, access to the estate grounds and mansion, as well as a two for one admission to the Peterson Automotive Museum.
Free parking at Beverly Hills Parking Structure (450 N. Crescent Drive in Beverly Hills) Guests will be picked up at the parking structure and transported to and from Greystone Mansion via shuttle. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.greystoneconcours.org.