The Greystone Concours took place at the world famous Greystone Mansion and provided a stunning backdrop for the 170+ vintage automobiles and classic motorcycles on display. The Concours d’Elegance is the annual fundraiser for the ongoing restoration and preservation of Greystone.
Now in its fifth year the Concours paid tribute to the 60th Anniversary of the Porsche Speedster and the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Other examples of rare Italian automobiles on display included Alfa Romeo’s and a pair of Ferrari 250’s one a GT Lusso and the other a 250 GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta.
“Concours d’Elegance is a remarkable opportunity for history buffs, cinema fans, and people interested in Los Angeles’ pop culture to get a glimpse of the mansion in all its splendor and glory,” says Cindy Brynan, director of the Greystone Mansion.
“There’s something for everyone here,” said steering committee member Buddy Pepp. “If they’re a sports-car lover, then there were plenty of sports cars; if they like pre-war stuff there was a ton of those; if they like Italian cars we had those, too; and if they liked motorcycles we had a long line of them.”
Tiffany & Co. crystal awards were given in thirty categories at the event where entries are assessed per the “French” method of judging which emphasizes the overall impression of the given vehicle, taking into account such factors as originality, authenticity, design, styling, and elegance.
However the Best in Show at the Greystone is shared between two categories: Concours de Sport and Concours d’Elegance. A loud and racy 1965 Alfa TZ2 from the William Lyon family won in the sport category while David Morrison’s stately and elegant 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow won in the Concours class.
In addition to the Best of Show awards, other concours winners included a 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce, which received the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) Preservation Award; a 1932 Packard 903 Sport Phaeton received the HVA “Cars that Matter” Award; a 1957 Porsche Speedster was the Mayor’s Choice recipient; and, the Spirit of Greystone Award was presented to a 1937 Cord 812 SC Cabriolet.
The concours was once again honored to be selected by the Lee Iacocca Foundation to present its award for achievement in advancing the automobile collector hobby, with that award presented to Mr. David Gooding.
The 6th annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2015 and occurs annually on the first Sunday of May.