Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Winners of 6th Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance

Photos & story by Karen Ostlund
Greystone Concours d'Elegance is on its 6th year,and was located at 905 Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills, last Sunday May 3rd. 
The next year Greystone Concours d'Elegance is already set for May 1, 2016.
Greystone Garden dining area

The 6th Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance featured 15 classes of some of the most exceptional world class automobiles and a variety of motorcycles. 
The menu: Tri Tip Sliders,Chicken Kebab, Penne Pasta, Caprese & Ceasar salad, with bread-pudding and fruit
Over 135 automobiles were on display featuring Ferrari, Postwar European, Classics, Porsche 356, GM Muscle, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Postwar British, Packard, Postwar U.S., Touring, Rolls Royce/Bentley, Sports Racing, and Alfa Romeo. 

The Lee Iacocca Award was given for dedication to excellence in perpetuating an American automotive tradition, and gave its final award this year.
Lee Iacocca Award to Vinnie Mandzak
Award accepted by Michael (on left) and Zach (on right) Mandzak

Individual class awards and sponsor awards were provided by Christofle. store inside mansion provided garments in the upcoming Tarantino film The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained,
Showing early 1920s and 1930s fashion
Visitors toured the estate grounds, enjoyed the automobiles and took advantage of the many fine vendors. Dining locations were set throughout the grounds with salads, sweets, tri-tip, chicken kebabs and pasta. 
Asombroso Fine Tequila and Stella Artois Cidre joined Tito’s Handmade Vodka for liqueur choices..
The many first-class vendors included Walter Leather Collection, Borrowed Bling, ReVamp Vintage, Cruise Planners, Electric Dreams-Slot Cars, Friends of Steve McQueen, Sotheby’s, Autobooks-Aerobooks, WEST, Linx & More, Muki Bolton and Co., Sydney Taylor, Gourmet Blends, Designs by Georgina.

Motorsport author and photographer Pete Lyons hold a book signing and reading of Riverside International Raceway: A photographic Tour of the Historic Track, Its Legendary Races and Unforgettable Drivers
Beverly Hills Police Forensic Examiner Clark Fogg and journalist Barbara Schroeder shared Beverly Hills Confidential – A Century of Stars, Scandals and Murders, the story of unsolved murder and mayhem in Beverly Hills – and at Greystone itself, and Eleanor Schrader discussed Los Angeles Architectural Style and History.

The Concours d’Elegance is sponsored by the City of Beverly Hills, and supports The Friends of Greystone, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the continuing restoration and preservation of Greystone which was built in 1927. 

Supporting sponsors included Gooding & Company, Ferrari Financial Services, Chubb Insurance, The Auto Gallery, Sports Car Market Magazine, B.R.M. Watches, Stella Artois, Asombroso Five Tequila, IWC, Sage Automotive Group, Meguiar’s, Sotheby’s International Realty and Christofle. For more photos visit:  

On Sunday, August 16, 2015 the most prized collector cars in the world will roll onto the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. 
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is not a contest of speed, but of excellence. Automobiles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style—and the best garner reward and recognition. For more info and pre-events, which will start August 11th, visit: 
1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 S52 Zagato

Alfa Romeo
1956 1900 CSS Zagato
Bruce Milner

Classics 1925 Lincoln L Roaster

Classics 1925 Lincoln L Roadster
Arnold Schmidt & Joanne Young

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB 4
Tomy Drissi

GM Muscle
1963 Chevrolet Corvette
Mike Vietro

1967 Jaguar XKE
1967 Jaguar XKE
Peter Devereaux

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Mike Tsai

1934 Packard Super-Eight
Richard Zeiger
1966 Porsche 911
1966 Porsche 911
Steven Harris

Porsche 356
1955 Porsche Continental Cabriolet
Petersen Automotive Museum

Post-War British
1956 Austin Healey 100 Lemans
Will Sanchez & Linda Reeves

Post-War European
1971 Maserati GHiBLi SS 4.9
Victor Preisler

Post-War U.S.
1951 Chrysler Imperial Newport
Michael Porto

Rolls-Royce / Bentley
1929 Bentley 4.5 liter Tourer by Vanden Plas
Bruce Meyer

Sports Racing
1952 Siata 400L
Ronald Busuttil

1951 Delahaye Type 235 Cabriolet
Peter & Merle Mullin


Christofle Elegance Award
1921 Duesenberg A
Ron & Sandy Hansen

Beverly Hills Speed & Style Award
1957 Kurtis 500x Caballo 2
Thomas Shaughnessy

BRM Award
1970 Lancia Fulvia 1.6HF
Edward Levin

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Dawn Ahrens / David Gooding

Meguiars Outstanding Paint Award
1963 Pontiac Catalina
Allan Gartzman

"This Car Matters" Award
1959 Ferrari 250 SWB Bertone
William Heinecke

SPECIAL AWARDS - Christofle Albin Tray

Spirit of Greystone
1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
David S. Morrison, MD
1926 7 Rolls Royce Park Ward 20HP
Mayor’s Choice
1926 & 7 Rolls-Royce Park Ward 20HP
Daniel Berg
1949 Fiat Topolino Zagato
People’s Choice
1949 Fiat 750MM Topolino Zagato
Scott & CoCo Gauthier

Director’s Choice
1933 Packard Series 1005
Aaron & Valerie Weiss
1947 Ford Sportsman
FOG Outstanding Restoration
1947 Ford Sportsman
Jack Jones

1951 Vincent Rapide  w Stelb Sidecar
Best of Show - Motorcycle
1951 Vincent Rapide w/Steib Sidecar
Mitch Talcove

Best Antique - Motorcycle
1951 NSU Konsul II
Ziggy & Lisa Dee

BEST OF SHOW CAR AWARD - Christofle Malmaison Plate
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB
Best of Show Concours de Sport
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB
Bob Cohen
1929 Duesenberg Model J LeBaron DC Phaeton
Best of Show Concours d’Elegance
1929 Duesenberg Model J LeBaron DC Phaeton
Doug Skeen & Ted Gildred

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