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.