2016 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance

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Now in its 7th year, the City of Beverly Hills and the Friends of Greystone held the annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance, one of Southern California’s premiere car events, showcased vintage motorcycles and cars in 18 different classes. The show takes place at Greystone Mansion & Gardens: The Doheny Estate in Beverly Hills.

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With a full complement of 135 automobiles on display in this year’s concours field, a 1903 Thomas Model 18 was named Best of Show Concours d’Elegance and a 1961 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato Coda Tronca was named Best of Show Concours de Sport.

In the motorcycle category it was a 1939 Brough Superior SS 80 which was named Best Vintage Motorcycle, a 1980 BMW R100 was named Best Custom Motorcycle and a 1954 BMW R 51/3 was named Best Preservation Motorcycle.

In addition to the Best of Show awards, other concours winners included a 1967 Alfa Romeo GTA/P 1600 Corsa, which received the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) Preservation Award; a 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta received the HVA “This Car Matters” Award; a 1931 Chrysler Imperial CG Dual Cowl Phaeton was the Mayor’s Choice recipient; and, the Spirit of Greystone Award was presented to a 1932 Lincoln KB Roadster. A first for the 2016 event was a Preservation Class category verifying that each car in this class is original and unrestored. The inaugural winner of the Preservation Class went to a 1967 Porsche, 911S.

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“The Greystone Mansion Concours is unlike most any other automotive event because it offers something for everyone. Each year the show highlights a variety of remarkable cars that are rarely seen by the public and features a completely new field of entries annually,” commented Concours Director Cindy Brynan. “This is the 7th year of the event and was easily our most successful ever. We had the honor of receiving the most applications we have ever had for potential exhibitors. We ultimately showcased 135 world class cars and 20 motorcycles. We thank our attendees and gracious sponsors for all of their support.”

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Greystone Mansion is one of only a few nationally registered historic landmarks in Southern California. After perusing the cars in the top lot guests had unique access to the interior of Greystone Mansion. This included glimpses of rarely-seen rooms, including the speakeasy, billiard and bowling alley where There Will Be Blood and countless other movies were filmed. While the first floor of the mansion was transformed into a shopper’s delight with high-end vendors selling fine automotive art, vintage posters, automobilia, books, jewelry, vintage fashions and unique gift items.

Other event highlights from the day’s activities included a series of lectures and an exclusive book signing from the original Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer.

The 8th annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for Sunday, May 7, 2017 and occurs annually on the first Sunday of May.

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