Beverly Hills News – Sunday’s Concourse D’Elegance Brings Car Buffs from Around the Country
Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 9:55 AM
The Concourse d’Elegance is in full swing at Greystone Mansion Sunday.
The 7th Annual Concours d’Elegance will allow attendees to view Greystone Mansion’s seldom-seen areas, including the speakeasy and the billiards room, showcasing the magnificent world of classic cars and motorcycles.
Vintage motorcycles join the presentation of over 140 automobiles in 18 classes, manufactured prior to 1974, including pre-war US and pre-war European automobiles will be showcased from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
“This is one of Southern California’s premier car shows,” said Cindy Bryman, director of the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance. “Greystone Mansion is the perfect setting to showcase beautiful vintage cars at the event. And we are very excited to announce we’ve commissioned local artist Richard Pietruska, Professor at the Pasadena Art Center, to create custom signature awards branded to Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance.”
The private, ticketed event has become incredibly popular, bringing the most exclusive automobiles to the classic, vintage setting high atop the City of Beverly Hills, where guests stroll through the gardens and mansion leisurely enjoying the fantastic cars, the incredible scenery and the exotic mansion with all the most exclusive vendors in town.
This year, adult libations will be from Tito’s, Stella Artois and Asombroso FIne Tequila. Desserts are by Sugarfina. Payman Salehi, Senior Vice President of Private Client Services at City National Bank and David Gooding, President of Gooding & Co. auto auctions, will discuss “The Passion of the Collector” in the mansion living room.
Enjoy a book signing event in the library, for “Wheeler Dealer Car Restoration” hosted by Auto-Aerobooks, featuring British Wheeler Dealer authors Mike and Edd. The pair will be back at 2 p.m. in the mansion’s living room to tell you how they do it, a candid, informative lecture, hosted by Auto-Aerobooks and City National Bank.
The first floor of the mansion will bring vintage fashions, nick-nacks and posters and unique gift items, as well as fine auto accessories, art and automobilia.