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Dana Point Concours D’Elegance Honors Bruce Meyer As “Automotive Icon” for 30th Anniversary

Dana Point Concours d’Elegance to honor Bruce Meyer with Inaugural Award June 23-24, 2012

 
PRLog - Jan. 4, 2012 - DANA POINT, Calif. -- DANA POINT, Calif. – Jan. 3, 2012 – The Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, is honored to announce Bruce Meyer, founding chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum and founder of the Checkered Flag 200, as the 30th Annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance’s Automotive Icon.  Known as one of the greatest ambassadors to the collector car hobby, Meyer will participate in the many exciting activities scheduled June 23-24, 2012, in celebration of the American and European automotive heritages.  

“Bruce is a world class automotive historian and renowned collector,” said Jeff Spellens, president of the 2012 Dana Point Concours.  “He’s a person of honor and integrity, and for his accomplishments Bruce has done it the right way, with style and compassion.  Having such a knowledgeable and celebrated automotive aficionado participate in our Concours will help us give people a new understanding and appreciation for the collector car and vintage motorcycle hobbies.”

Inducted into the Dry Lakes Hall of Fame and the Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame, Meyer has years of racing experience, participating in some of the most legendary vintage races in the world.  No stranger to European roads and tracks, Meyer has driven in the Italian “Mille Meglia,” the French “Tour Auto,” the UK’s “Goodwood Festival of Speed” and on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the U.S.

“Southern California is the mecca of collector cars and vintage motorcycles, and the Dana Point Concours team is working hard to commemorate the automotive legacy in a truly special and unique way,” noted Meyer.  “It’s an honor to be recognized by the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance.”

Active in many collector car networks throughout Southern California, Meyer serves on the board of the Nethercutt Collection, the Mullin Automotive Museum, the LeMay Museum and the Petersen Automotive Museum.  

He has received numerous awards for his hard work and dedication to the hobby, including the “Meguiar’s Award” for the Car Hobby’s Person of the Year, the Automotive Icon Award from the Petersen Automotive Museum and the City of Hope Car Collector of the Year.

“Highly respected in the collector car world, Bruce is a renowned automobile enthusiast with impressive vehicles in his collection ranging from Duesenbergs to Dragsters, Cobras to Corvettes and Bentleys to Bugattis,” added Spellens.  “His expertise and passion for the hobby will be a wonderful addition to our 30th anniversary theme: ‘Legends of Le Mans: Racing in the ‘60s’.”

As part of his responsibilities as the Dana Point Concours Automotive Icon, Meyer will attend numerous activities throughout the two-day event.  The Concours members will also present Meyer with the distinguished Automotive Icon Award during the Concours Reception, on Saturday evening, June 23.

The Dana Point Concours, host of the premier celebration of automotive heritage in Southern California, will take place at the luxurious St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif.  The event will feature activities for all ages, including the Private Collection Tour, Beach Cruisers Show, art exhibit and much more.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Those interested in helping support the Dana Point Concours and its charities can contact Brian Turner at stefturn@verizon.net.  

Enthusiasts who want to enter their vehicle should download and complete an exhibitor registration form and send to the appropriate chairman as noted on the form.  Deadline to register is May 18, 2012, for inclusion in the program book.  For more information, please log on to www.danapointconcours.org.

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About Dana Point Concours d’Elegance
The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance® is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, with excess proceeds supporting local Southern California charities. The event is presented primarily with Full Classic® Cars from the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA), and other non-classic classes. The Dana Point Concours® organizing committee aspires to create a premier automotive event that showcases the rich Southern California automotive heritage. For more information, please visit www.DanaPointConcours.org.

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