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DEL MAR CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE


Del Mar Concours

What: Del Mar Concours d’Elegance
When: Sunday, October 21, 2012
10AM to 3PM
Where: Del Mar Race Track Paddock in Del Mar CA.
Tickets: Tickets prices are $25 per person at the gate, $20 in advance (Advance tickets available at www.delmarconcours.com)

On Sunday, October 21, 2012, the Concours d’Elegance returns to the Del Mar Race Track Paddock in Del Mar (CA). For the third year in a row, the historic Race Track Paddock will be transformed into a living museum befitting the finest classic, antique and historically significant automobiles in the world. Ed Gilbertson (Chief Judge) from the world renown Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, said, “this is the perfect place for a venue that showcases horses and horsepower.” On Sunday, October 21st, the Del Mar Race Track Paddock will be all about horsepower — the fastest, the smoothest, the rarest and the most magnificent in design.

For 2012, the marquees will be all about power and speed. To celebrate the third year, Del Mar Concours CEO and Chairman, Tim Henry, has designated both V16 classics and Shelby Automobiles as the featured marquees.

The V-16s were virtual powered colossus. Among the many V-16s that have been entered, is a 1930 Cadillac V-16. (Pictured at left) In the year this car was produced, there were only an estimated 400 people in the country who could even afford this model. It had been designed in absolute secrecy and unveiled at the 1930 New York Auto Show stunning the world and setting a new standard for power, performance and luxury.

Turning to the rare, historic and magnificent in design, attendees to this year’s event will have the honor to see an almost priceless 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. Produced by Ferrari for only 10 years, this 1964 model was the culmination of the best they built.



Shelby - 1967 Cobra CSX 3310

In response to this, several impressive and important entries will be featured in the historic paddock at this year’s event. For the Shelby entries there will be a 1967 Cobra CSX 3310, one of the most documented and rarest in the world. This Cobra won “Best of Show” at the annual Shelby American Automobile Club of America show.

Carroll Shelby

1937 Bugatti Stelvio Convertible and the 1930 Minerva Drophead coupe

From the 1930s, history and car aficionados will thrill at the 1937 Bugatti Stelvio Convertible and the 1930 Minerva Drophead coupe.

Minerva
1930 Minerva Drophead coupe

1937 Bugatti
1937 Bugatti

1964 Ferrari

Turning to the rare, historic and magnificent in design, attendees to this year’s event will have the honor to see an almost priceless 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. Produced by Ferrari for only 10 years, this 1964 model was the culmination of the best they built.

1964 Ferrari

1929 Deusenberg Model J

Stepping back 35 years will be a 1929 Deusenberg Model J. This model, introduced for the first time in 1928, was, at the time, proclaimed the “world’s finest car” and sold for the astounding price of $25,000.

Duesenberg Model J

Cadillac V16

The V-16s were virtual powered colossus. Among the many V-16s that have been entered, is a 1930 Cadillac V-16. (Pictured at left) In the year this car was produced, there were only an estimated 400 people in the country who could even afford this model. It had been designed in absolute secrecy and unveiled at the 1930 New York Auto Show stunning the world and setting a new standard for power, performance and luxury.

Cadillac V16

In short, the Del Mar Concours d’Elegance will be Southern California’s richest showcase of the finest classic autos from around the world with over 100 vehicles on display and in competition.

The tension will mount throughout the day as the judges, this year headed by Chief Judge Cy Conrad and Honorary Chief Judge Ed Gilbertson, make their selections for the coveted Best of Show award and the important special category awards. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite entry to win the People’s Choice Award.

This exciting day will also feature the opportunity to meet renowned artist Scott Jacobs as well as shop from specialty vendors and enjoy wonderful food.

One of the charities for this year’s event will be the Carroll Shelby Foundation.