2012 Rodeo Drive Concours D’Elegance

Held in one of the most famous zip codes in the world, the Rodeo Drive Concours D’Elegance in Beverly Hills, CA is always bound to deliver. This Concours D’Elegance is held every year on Father’s Day on the most famous street in the 90210. It is completely FREE and open to the public; even so it always delivers high quality content. The cars are carefully selected every year by a special committee and it is considered a high honor to be selected to be in this show. Unlike most concours they don’t only focus on vintage and classic automobiles, they also invite Hot Rods, Exotics, Low-riders, and many other special interest automobiles. They try to represent car culture well when selecting the cars that will be celebrated at each year’s show. 

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This year the theme was “The British Are Coming!” and the featured marque was Aston Martin. It was a celebration of the great influence the Britain has had on the automobile. Brands such as Austin Healey, Bentley, Daimler, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, MG, McLaren, Morgan and Rolls Royce as well as others were represented. British Motorcycles were also celebrated with a selection from Triumph, Vincent , BSA and Norton. Being that Aston Martin was the featured marque they had a special area with a plethora of DB Astons, as well as a DB7 Zagato and DB7 Zagato wood buck. There was also a special tribute to the Shelby Cobra for its 50th Anniversary.

Such quality being presented in one spot for free would seem like reason enough to visit this show. However, there is another to visit, if you walk the area surrounding the show you will spot, many, many more classics and exotics. They seem to be everywhere in Beverly Hills. This is show is just one more reason to come and enjoy Southern California.

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