It proved to be a sparkling day at the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, California on Sunday 24 June, as a fine array of vehicles gathered for the 30th anniversary of the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance. The beautiful St. Regis golf course offered contestants and enthusiasts a primly manicured background for the fabulous collection of automotive entries.
This year's theme, "Legends of Le Mans: Racing in the '60s," was celebrated with a fantastic exhibit of cars that competed at Le Mans. They included a 1953 Jaguar XK-120 C-Type Roadster owned by Jack Croul (Page 12), a class-winning brilliant orange 1971 Porsche 914-6 owned by Don and Carol Murray (Page 29), and Bruce Meyer's 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, the first Vette to run at Le Mans, campaigned by Briggs Cunningham.
Meyer's contributions to the collector car world were honored with the event's Automotive Icon Award, a new perpetual award given by the Dana Point Concours Organizing Committee. Our congratulations go out to Mr. Meyer (seen here joyously driving his first production Shelby Cobra, CSX2001, to a class win in the hotly contested Cobra class). The honor is well deserved by someone who has so advanced the hobby, especially through his support of the Petersen Automotive Museum as chairman and as founder of the Checkered Flag 200, a group of museum patrons.
Speaking of honors, the 2012 Dana Point Concours d'Elegance Best in Show Award went to a stunning 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne (Pages 1 and 8)
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