The City of Beverly Hills third annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance returns to the historic former Doheny Family Estate on May 6, 2012. The show will feature more than 125 vintage, rare and unique automobiles and is fast becoming one of the most prestigious concours events in the United States. Designated as an official “Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens” event, the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance is one of only a handful of car shows in the United States that have received this distinction.
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A 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Short Chassis Zagato Spyder will be among the 2012 show highlights. This extremely rare car is one of the only 2.3 Alfa Romeo’s in existence with its original coachwork still intact. Additional highlights include a 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Coupe, believed by many to be the most original type 57 in the world today; a 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Zagato, one of 39 ever made; a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ originally owned by legendary American gun manufacturer William Ruger; a 1925 Hispano Suiza H6B and a 1930 Cadillac 452A. The 2012 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance will feature 12 automobile categories including Ferrari, Porsche, Rolls Royce / Bentley, Pre & Post-War American, European & British.
An awards presentation will take place at 3:00 p.m. and honor select vehicles. Hosted by KABC7 TV Automotive Specialist Dave Kunz, the ceremony will award prizes for Best in Show d’ Elegance and Best of Show de Sport, FIVA Most Well Preserved Vehicle, Spirit of Greystone, Tiffany & Co. Elegance Award, Mayor’s Choice, People’s Choice, Meguiar’s Outstanding Paint, Best of Class Awards, an award presented by BRM Watches, among other honors to be announced. Jesse Alexander, legendary motorsport photojournalist, will be judging and presenting an award in his honor for the Outstanding Sports Car in the concours field.
Ideal for car and motorcycle aficionados as well as lovers of luxury items, architecture and Southern California history, the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance has something for everyone. A high-end marketplace located inside the mansion will feature fine art, jewelry, automobilia, and accessories. Tours of the Greystone Estate will take place throughout the day; and, food stations catered by Lawry’s Restaurants as well as beer and wine gardens, margarita and espresso bars will be conveniently situated throughout the estate grounds.
A portion of proceeds from Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance ticket sales will benefit the non-profit Friends of Greystone, and their ongoing restoration efforts of the Estate. Tickets are $108 per person when purchased in advance and $133 at the door. Ticket sales are limited to 3000 and ticket purchase includes 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.
The Greystone Concours d’Elegance takes place Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 10:00am-4:00pm at Greystone Estate, Beverly Hills, CA.