Early May’s 8th Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance in Beverly Hills surpassed record attendance despite threatening weather. Possible thunderstorms did not deter thousands of automobile enthusiasts who enjoyed what turned out to be a beautiful day at the enchanted estate where a full complement of 125 vintage automobiles were on display in this year’s Concours field.
Best of Show Concours d’Elegance went to Stan Lucas for his 1929 Lincoln Aero-Phaeton (below); and Best of Show Concours de Sport was awarded to A&A Premier Classics for their 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial.
The Concours honored Ferrari’s 70th anniversary and Lincoln’s 100th anniversary. Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse selected the 1935 Adler Trumpf, Junior Sports Roadster. “I was drawn to the classic style, yet sporty feel of the Adler,” said the Mayor. “It felt chic and elegant and I was thrilled to learn it is owned by a woman.”
In addition to the Best of Show awards, other Concours winners included Jaime Gesundheit’s 1964 Chevrolet Corvette, which received the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) Preservation Award and the Petersen Automotive Museum’s 1948 Lincoln Continental, which received the National Automotive Heritage Award.
The Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance is an annual fundraiser for the Friends of Greystone, a non-profit organization whose mission is the ongoing preservation and restoration of the estate, one of a handful of nationally registered historic landmarks in Southern California. The 9th annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for Sunday, May 6, 2018, and occurs annually on the first Sunday of May. For more information please visit www.greystoneconcours.org.