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Beautiful Pre-war Classics, Exotics, Muscle Cars And More Roll Into So Cal For Dana Point Concours

Dana Point will be the epicenter of beautiful classics and vintage motorcycles June 23-24, 2012.

June 13, 2012 - PRLog -- DANA POINT, Calif. – June 13, 2012 – Hundreds of Southern California’s finest classics, exotics, sports cars, hot rods, muscle cars and motorcycles will line the golf links of the St. Regis Monarch Beach resort June 23-24, in Dana Point, Calif., for the highly-anticipated Dana Point Concours d'Elegance®. The two-day event will feature activities for automotive enthusiasts of all ages, including a Beach Cruisers Show, Private Collection Tour, Concours Reception, Art Exhibit and more. Automotive manufacturer Lincoln will also offer guests an opportunity to sit behind the wheel of a Lincoln MKX, MKT, MKS or MKZ.

“The variety and quality of classic and vintage vehicles coming to the Dana Point Concours is incredible,” said Jeff Spellens, Dana Point Concours d’Elegance president. “The Concours judges will have a challenge selecting the vehicles that best characterize each class because there are many exceptional entries. The world’s greatest marques will be represented including Porsche, Shelby, Ducati, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, BMW, Jaguar, Ford, Chevrolet, Harley-Davidson, Packard and more.”

The theme of this year’s Concours, “Legends of Le Mans: Racing in the ‘60s,” will be symbolized through a 1964 Sunbeam Lister Tiger that will arrive to the Concours on Sunday morning. This Tiger is one of two race cars commissioned by Rootes Group, and built by Brian Lister of Cambridge to compete in the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans. The race engines at the time were provided by automotive icon Carroll Shelby. Today, the Tiger is fitted with a SBF, 289 cid motor equipped with four Weber carburetors.

The Concours would not be complete without the presence of Carroll’s most iconic automobile, the Cobra. A 1964 Shelby Cobra in the Concours features a Ford V8 289 cid engine with downdraft Webers. Driven by the current owner to coffee, the market or wherever the wind blows him, this Shelby is a beautiful car.

English manufacturer Jaguar will be celebrated on the green by a burgundy 1950 Jaguar XK120R. This track-ready ‘50 Jag was restored to compete at vintage races. It features its original 3.4 liter DOHC engine modified to produce 300 horsepower.
The original owner of a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 FHC will bring his English gem to the Concours. With its six-cylinder, 3.8L Twin Cam engine mated to a five-speed transmission, the elegant British Racing Green XK 120 will capture the audience’s attention.

An iconic American sports car will also take the lawn in the form of a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette. All original except for a repaint of the correct Riverside Red 20 years ago, the classic features a rare 327 cid engine that was installed in only 1,300 Corvettes during the 1964 MY.

A 1933 Marmon Model 144 two-door convertible is a beautiful example of an American pre-war classic. It bears historical significance because it was the last unit ever sold by the company. The Model 144 was traded to William Ansted, the owner of Metal Auto Products, for the forgiveness of a $70,000 accounts receivable from the near bankrupt Marmon Motor Co.

“We’ve received overwhelming positive response from car and motorcycle owners who are excited to exhibit at our Concours,” added Spellens. “From European exotics to American classics and Asian motorcycles, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance will be the epicenter of collector cars this June in Southern California.”

As part of the weekend, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, in association with EventWerks, will host the family-friendly Beach Cruisers Show, on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT, which is free to the public. The Concours is currently accepting tickets online for the exclusive Private Collection Tour and Concours Reception, scheduled June 23.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, for the main event, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance. Guests can purchase a general admission ticket for $30 online or $35 at the gate. Motorcycle and car exhibitors can download a registration form and send to the appropriate chairman as noted on the documents. For more information about the event, visit www.danapointconcours.org.

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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