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Held at Trump National Golf Club | Rancho Palos Verdes, California
the weekend of September 13 & 14, 2014 

2014 Events

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2014 Classes

Theme: Automotive Innovation
Featured Marques: Tucker, Cord and Duesenberg 

The Palos Verdes Concourse d’Elegance, coming to the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes on Sunday, September 14, has announced its 21 competitive classes for 2014.

Most of the classes reflect Automotive Innovation, the Concours’ 2014 theme. We also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of both the Porsche 911 and Ford Mustang, and the popular Woodies return this year as well.

Class I Tucker '48
Class II Cord
Class III Duesenberg
Class IV Pre-War Innovation (Steam, Electric, Diesel, Etc.)
Class V American Classics Open (1925-1948)
Class VI American Classics Closed (1925-1948)
Class VII European Classics (1925-1948) (include Rolls & Bentley)
Class VIII Post-War European
Class IX Post-War American (1947-1958)
Class X Post-War American (1959-1966)
Class XI Virgil Exner Chrysler Design
Class XII Woodies (1928-1951)
Class XIII Microcars
Class XIV Volkswagen (1938-1967)
Class XV Porsche 900's (1963-1977) (911 50th)
Class XVI Shelby Design
Class XVII Mustang (50th) (1964-1970)
Class XVIII Ferrari (1950-1972)
Class XIX Morgan (including three wheelers)
Class XX Post-War European Sports Under 3 Liters (1946-1969)
Class XXI Post-War European Sports Over 3 Liters (1946-1965)
Class XXII Innovative Hot Rods and Customs
Class XXIII Possible Motorcycle Class

Display Vehicles:

Exhibit chairman Ray Johnson said, "the more than 200 outstanding competition and display vehicles will have something for everyone to enjoy."

This event will showcase some of the world’s most innovative classic automobiles, according to Chairman Peter Kunoth. The featured classes include Tucker, Cord and Duesenberg.

A special Class of Innovative Customs will be displayed alongside the restored cars.

The PV Concours is a 501(c)(3) charity event with proceeds benefitting the Palos Verdes Art Center's educational and community outreach programs and Palos Verdes Rotary Foundation charities, including Harbor Area Boys & Girls Clubs.



The Tucker 48


From the Tucker Sales Brochure:

"Yes, the Tucker is the most exciting car of the year, and for years to come. It is completely new in engineering principle, yet completely proved in more than fifteen years of rigid tests.

Everything about the car is a clean break with outmoded tradition. The engine is in the rear, between the rear wheels where engine power is needed. It's a new kind of engine, too, bringing motorists for the first time the many improvements in design developed and proved by American leaders of aviation.

[...] Only mass production on a scale to match the vast resources of the Tucker plant, the largest and most modern automotive plant in the world, can bring this car to American motorists in the medium priced field."

A Threat to the Big Three Automakers?

Maybe. Preston Tucker quickly found himself and his nascent company embroiled in an SEC investigation and prosecution. The Federal Housing Authority tried to confiscate his manufacturing plant. Even though Tucker was cleared of all charges, it took years and the damage was done to his credibility and the company's viability. Only 50 Tucker Sedans were completed. Today the Tucker 48 is a rare and prized collectors item. In 2010, Tucker #1045 sold for $1.127 million, and in 2012 Tucker #1043 went for $2.915 million at auction.

You won't to miss the rare collection of Tucker 48's exhibited at this year's Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance. Online ticketing is available and Early Pricing is in effect. Take advantage today.

You can read more about the fascinating Tucker at The Henry Ford website.



We take for granted the typical outfitting of the modern automobile. Lighting, motors, chassis, brakes, safety features... on and on, they just...Are. Yet, for each and every one of these common attributes of the cars we drive today was a FIRST auto that brought them to market. 

So, in 2014 the Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance will exhibit and celebrate automobiles that set the bar for types of cars we drive today. You may be surprised by how early what we think of as "modern technology" appeared. Some the autos exhibited in our 20 Classes were truly ahead of their time. The value of their innovation not recognized for decades, only to reappear on a later auto to finally catch on as a "must-have" feature. 

This year offers a very rare opportunity to view an entire Class of Tucker 48s. Only 50 were made, and to see more than one at a time is special. Class Manager Rayne Sherman is looking to exhibit seven or eight! A once in a lifetime achievement. You won't want to miss these Tuckers, an auto so interesting that the movie "Tucker" was made about the auto named after the man who brought it, at great odds, to the American market following WWII.

Our second special Marque for 2014 is the Cord. Manufactured by the Auburn Automobile Company from 1929 through 1932 and again in 1936 and 1937, the Cord existed to stretch innovation, from streamline body designs to front wheel drive and hidden headlights. Cords are perhaps the most distinguished and recognizable autos of the 1930s. You won't want to miss them.

Eighteen more Classes of superb Concours autos, all displayed on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Trump National Golf Course. Beautiful autos in a beautiful Palos Verdes venue. It's a fascinating and fun day for the entire family. 



Innovation Killer


The Killing of Early Automotive InnovationWarning! Automobile Coming!

Steam-powered self-propelled vehicles large enough to transport people and cargo were first devised in the late 18th century. Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot demonstrated his fardier à vapeur ("steam dray"), an experimental steam-driven artillery tractor, way back in 1770 and 1771. As Cugnot's design proved to be impractical, his invention was not developed in his native France.


The centre of innovation shifted to Great Britain. By 1784, William Murdoch had built a working model of a steam carriage in Redruth, and in 1801 Richard Trevithick was running a full-sized vehicle on the road in Camborne.


Such vehicles were in vogue for a time, and over the next decades such innovations as hand brakes, multi-speed transmissions, and better steering developed. Some were commercially successful in providing mass transit, until a backlash against these large speedy vehicles resulted in the passage of the Locomotive Act (1865), which required self-propelled vehicles on public roads in the United Kingdom to be preceded by a man on foot waving a red flag and blowing a horn.


This effectively killed road auto development in the UK for most of the rest of the 19th century; inventors and engineers shifted their efforts to improvements in railway locomotives. (The law was not repealed until 1896, although the need for the red flag was removed in 1878.)


The first automobile patent in the United States was granted to Oliver Evans in 1789.