Last weekend the wealthy, the wannabes and the just plain car lovers gathered to gawk at some great classics, motorcycles and almost-classics at the Dana Point Concours d’Élegance in Southern California.
The setting was a golf course at the foot of the fancy St. Regis Hotel (blurbed as the only Five-Star and Five-Diamond resort in California). Certainly not all the attendees could afford these digs, but they did see some fine cars, ranging from old, old classics to vintage Corvettes and T’birds. Some people even bought a few.
The event is not really up to Pebble Beach standards, but it has been around for 28 years in one form or another, and this year’s event included “nearly 200 judged entries and perhaps an equal number of display vehicles,” an auction of over 100 cars and a bunch of awards.
We’ll show you some of the ones that caught our eye.
Save your pennies for your St. Regis reservations next year.
Would you attend a classic concours d’elegance event like this? Why, or why not?