June 27,2010: The 28th Annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance

Dana Point Councour's d'Elegance

Dana Point Councour's d'Elegance takes place Sunday June 27, 2010.

The 28th Annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance will be held Sunday, June 27, 2010 on the Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, California. Proceeds from this year’s concours d’elegance will benefit the Ocean Institute, a new beneficiary in 2010, as well as the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Hospital as well as other Southern California youth charities.

The event which has also been known as the ATSC Concours d’Elegance and the Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance, will be celebrating 100 years of Alfa Romeo, and 80 years of design from Pininfarina. Both have been named featured marques for the event.

In addition to world class Alfas and Pininfarina designed vehicles, the event will also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Ferrari F-40 in the United Sates. In addition to these tow celebrated Italian marques, spectators can also expect to find flawless examples of all types of vehicles from the dawn of the automotive age to present as well as pre-1967 pony and muscle cars, Corvettes, Kustoms, hot rods and supercars. Judged entries will be limited to 215 vehicles across 38 classes. The number and type of classes may change based on the actual entries received, but there will be a wide assortment of vehicles to appreciate as well as lust after regardless of the actual classes.

Drag racing fans are also in for a treat as Don “The Snake” Prudhomme is the Honorary Chairman of this year’s event and will be exhibiting four vintage funny cars as well as the original transporter used during his racing days. Included in the display will be the only remaining Hot Wheels funny car used in the infamous “Snake vs. Mongoose” drags where Prudhomme faced off against Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen.

No matter what your automotive interests are: automotive preservationist, connoisseur of rare vintage marques, or an ordinary average gear head, the 28th Annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance has what you are looking for. I for one cannot wait to once again covet another man’s 1959 Alpha Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce. Hey, at least it’s not his wife! See you there.


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