Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance

The 2008 Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance will be held in Dana Point, California on the grounds of the five-star St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort on September 28th.

In its 26th year, the Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance will have over 200 elegant classic automobiles on display, as well as featuring this year’s honored Marque “Cadillac” in honor of General Motors’ 100 Year Anniversary.

Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance is a not-for-profit organization that over the past 25 years has raised several million dollars in support of Hoag Hospital and the Assessment and Treatment Services Center (a service that provides counseling to troubled children as well as their families). Proceeds from this year’s Concours d’Elegance will again benefit these two charities.

In addition to the magnificent automobiles, a full weekend of Concours d’Elegance related events are planned for September 26-28, beginning with a Newport Beach Tour d’Elegance. This tour will feature a number of the exhibitor’s pristine automobiles on a 50 mile tour down the Orange County coastline on Friday, September 26th.

On Saturday, September 27th, auto enthusiasts can start the day with a Private Collection Tour and view some of the world’s most spectacular automobiles. In the past, this once-in-a-lifetime visit to prestigious, privately owned collections has included those of Jay Leno, General William Lyon, and four-time Le Mans winner Jim Busby.

To officially kick off the Concours, there will be a “Roaring Good Time Gala” Saturday evening. This 1920s themed event will take place at Signature Flight Services on the tarmac at John Wayne Airport and includes dining, music, dancing and a live auction, as well as ’20s era automobiles and aircraft that will be on display for viewing.

General admission to the Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance on September 28th is $50 if purchased prior to August 15th, and $60 after. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets for the additional events and Premier packages are also available.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit or call (800) 839-7520.

[Source: Newport Beach Concours]

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