Rodeo Drive Concours celebrates 25th anniversary on Father’s Day

Rodeo Drive Concours celebrates 25th anniversary on Father’s Day

Other upcoming events include the LA Roadster Show, the Carlisle Ford Nationals and a Florida coffee gathering with an Italian flair

The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, one of the most-high-end gatherings of classic cars in the U.S., celebrates its 25th anniversary with the annual Father’s Day show June 17 on that most-famous shopping venue in Beverly Hills, California.

Despite the prestigious vintage vehicles and potential celebrity sightings, the event remains free to the public, of which about 30,000 of them are expected to show up for the posh affair.

Another silver anniversary car will be this 1994 Bugatti EB 110 SS | Rodeo Drive Concours

To mark the concours’ 25th year, there will be a special class of silver cars, including such rare beauties as a 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic coupe by Ghia, a 1994 Bugatti EB110 SS from the Mullin Automotive Museum and celebrity-owned vehicles that include Hollywood director John Frankenheimer’s 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III from the Petersen Automotive Museum.

“This year’s event will feature an unprecedented lineup of classic, exotic, luxury and supercars,” Bruce Meyer, chairman of concours, said in a news release. “As interest has grown over the last quarter-century, owners of world-class classic and sports cars have specifically chosen our concours to display their prized vehicles.

“Our Father’s Day show will reflect the diverse interests of the thousands of families in attendance, displaying only the best from each class.”

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For more information, visit the event website.

Roadsters in Pomona

The annual LA Roadster Show, one of the longest-running roadster and hot rod shows in the world, takes place June 15-16 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Note that this year’s two-day show is moved up a day to avoid conflicting with Father’s Day, according to the organizers.

Pre-1936 roadsters lined up for the Pomona event | LA Roadster Sow

The show is hosted by the LA Roadsters car club for pre-1936 roadsters and hot rod enthusiasts, with hundreds of their hand-built cars on display. Members of the club, which was founded in 1957, will have 20 of their spectacular roadsters at the event. A show and shine for all hot rods, customs, lowriders and classics also will be part of the proceedings.

The roadster show includes a swap meet for parts, including major vendors displaying their wares, and cars for sale.

For more information, visit the event website.

Italian beauty with a caffeine jolt

Caffeine & Carburetors presents its season opener Sunday with the spotlight on great Italian cars and motorcycles from such esteemed marques as Alfa Romeo, Bizzarrini, Cisitalia, Ferrari, Fiat, Iso Grifo, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati, Moretti and Pagani in a Strada Italiana celebration in New Canaan, Connecticut.

The 1951 Lancia Aurelia B10 Berlina is an example of Italian Innovation | Caffeine & Carburetors

Highlights will include an innovative 1951 Lancia Aurelia B10 Berlina pillarless four-door sedan with the world’s first V6 engine, a rare 1958 Alfa Giulietta Sprint Veloce VSCCA race car, a well-preserved survivor 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 and a rare 1952 Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport motorcycle.

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For more information, visit the event website.

Big weekend for Ford  fanatics 

The Carlisle Ford Nationals, known as the largest all-Ford weekend on the planet, will be held June 1-3 at the Carlisle, Pennsylvania, fairgrounds. More than 3,000 Fords spanning the history of the brand, special guests, test drives, a Ford parade and other special features are packed into the three-day event.

Anniversary celebrations include 50 Years of the Cobra Jet, 50 Years of the Torino, 50 years of the GT500KR, 20 years of the Focus and a special Bullitt Mustang display.  Ford Motor Co. will join in showing all-new examples of California Special Mustang, Ranger, Bullitt Mustang, Ford GT and Edge ST.

For more information, visit the event website.

Hardcore Land Rover fans meet and greet | The Beaulieu

Other concours and events

The Beaulieu celebrates the 70th anniversary of Great Britain’s greatest 4X4 with the Simply Land Rover show, off-road skill drive and autojumble (swap meet) held June 24 at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK. For more information, visit the event website.

The 16th annual Kimal Lumber’s Building to a Cure Classic Car Show, a fundraiser for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House, will be held at Venice High School in downtown Venice, Florida, on Saturday, April 28th. For more information, visit the event website.

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The Malaise Motors Car Show, showcasing the doldrums of automotive styling and engineering from 1972 to 1992, will take to the field April 28 at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, California. For a modest entry fee, owners are invited to bring their own primo examples of that lethargic era. For more information, visit the event website.

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