May 3, 2014

The Great Event of Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance #GreystoneConcours is Tomorrow (Sunday 5/4/2014)

 
(Photo provided by City of Beverly Hills)

Beverly Hills, CA, Photos provided by City of Beverly Hills, Text by W&HM Staff - This Sunday is the major event "Gresstone Mansion Concours d'Elegance" at the legendary Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA.  This is their 5th years of the event, and centennial (100 years) of city of Beverly Hills.  This is definitely not your typical car show or vintage car event.  This is a rich-culture community of great cars, car culture, car experts, literature authors, as well as fashion and gourmet foods.  Here is more information from their press release:
 
(Photo provided by City of Beverly Hills)

The official press release:

"Enjoy Classic Cars, Five-Star Cuisine, Libations and More at Concours d’Elegance

Tickets Going Fast for Exclusive Beverly Hills event at Greystone Mansion this Sunday 

Greystone Mansion is one of a few nationally registered historic landmarks in Southern California and on Sunday, May 4, the entire estate will be open to visitors for the 5 hosted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets and exclusive hotel packages can be purchased online at  www.greystoneconcours.org. 

Featured as the backdrop in dozens of motion picture and television productions, including X-Men, Spider-Man 3, The Big Lebowski, Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise, and There Will Be Blood, concours guests will eceive a behind-the-scenes look at rarely seen rooms of Greystone Mansion, including the speakeasy, billiard, d bowling alley. 

“Concours d’Elegance is a remarkable opportunity for history buffs, cinema fans, and people interested in Los Angeles pop culture to get a limited glimpse of the mansion in all its splendor and glory,” says Cindy Brynan, director of the Greystone Concours. “Our concours not only provides an unparalleled experience for automobile and motorcycle aficionados, but also for folks who might not realize how special it is to be able to explore Greystone Mansion.” 

World-class Beverly Hills businesses, such as the Beverly Hills Hotel, Montage Beverly Hills, Avalon Hotel and Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, are partnering to offer exclusive hotel and restaurant packages to concours ticket holders. Additionally, packages include prix fixe dinner offers from Bouchon Bistro, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse of Beverly Hills, Haakasan, and Il Fornaio. 

This year’s event will honor the 60th anniversary of the Porsche Speedster, 50th anniversary of the legendary Mustang, and notable Italian cars. A special Centennial Class has also been added to this year’s event featuring half-a-dozen cars built 1914 or earlier to honor Beverly Hills’ 100th anniversary. The concours field will also feature 175 exceptional automobiles and motorcycles, focusing on 16 classes of vintage, classic cars from recognized marques manufactured before 1975. 

Tickets are all-inclusive and provide admission to concours along with gourmet food, libations from Stella Artois and Asombroso Fine Tequila, free expert-led lectures on the history of Beverly Hills tabloid scandals, a commemorative program and poster, fashion show sponsored by Revamp Vintage, awards ceremony, and access to high-end vendors in the concours marketplace. Each ticket also includes convenient, off-site parking, shuttle service and two-for-one entrance to the Peterson Automotive Museum. 

Founding sponsors Gooding & Company and the Petersen Automotive Museum are joined this year by other gracious sponsors including the Auto Gallery, Brooks Brothers, B.R.M, Chubb Personal Insurance, Infiniti of Beverly Hills, Meguiar’s, Sotheby’s International Realty, and the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau.  

The Greystone Concours d’Elegance is produced by the City of Beverly Hills, with the support of the Friends of Greystone, and is an annual fundraiser for the ongoing restoration and preservation of Greystone. For more information, please call (310) 285-6830 or visit www.greystoneconcours.org. 

For media inquiries, please contact Heather Sumagaysay at hsumagaysay@beverlyhills.org or call (310) 285-2530."

 
(Photo provided by City of Beverly Hills)
 
(Photo provided by City of Beverly Hills)
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