The City of Beverly Hills hosted the third-annual Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance this past Sunday. Once the home of the legendary Doheny family, the beautiful property served as a backdrop for 150 cars and more than two dozen motorcycles. The prospect of seeing vehicles as diverse as a 1912 Stutz Bearcat and the only scooter ever produced by Harley Davidson tempted 3,000 classic-car enthusiasts to pay the $100 ticket price.
Judges presented only three best-of-show awards. In the Concours d'Elegance, David Sydorick's 1930 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 took home top honors (Page 3). Completing the Alfa Romeo sweep in the Concours de Sport class, Ron Hein's TZ coupe (Page 4) was chosen. The winner in the motorcycle category--judged by Steve McQueen's son Chad, by the way--was Brad Boyle's one-off 1958 MV Grand Sport (Page 5).
The 2012 Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance featured an eclectic mix of pre- and post-war cars from both American and European manufacturers.
If you wanted to see Bugattis, five were on display--including Peter and Merle Mullin's 1939 Type 57C (Page 14) still sporting its original paint, winner of the special preservation award. Bruce Meyer brought his 1960 Corvette (Page 29), directly supported by Chevrolet and the first to have run at Le Mans, driven by John Fitch and Bob Grossman.
As the photos on the following pages show, numerous spectacular cars were on display. The Automotive Traveler team picked its own favorites. Heather Buskuehl selected Jeffrey Meier's 1970 Lamborghini Miura S (Page 37), while Richard Truesdell picked Tom Holland's 1955 Sunbeam Alpine (Page 22). Holland's car is nearly identical to the car driven by Grace Kelly in 1955's To Catch a Thief.
Additional details from the 2012 event, and information about the fourth-annual Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance on 5 May 2013, may be found on the website.
The annual event benefits the Friends of Greystone, a group dedicated to preserving the historic California mansion.
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