Dutch Darrin coachwork, Shelby Cobra & Woodies Featured
The 19th annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance, to be held at Trump National Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Sunday, September 18, will highlight California Style and Design. The featured Marques* will be the coachwork of Howard "Dutch" Darrin, the Shelby Cobra and Woodies.
"This year's event will be a colorful tribute to the art and beauty of our cars plus the art and natural beauty of the Palos Verdes Peninsula," said Concours Chairman Peter Kunoth.
Classes to be judged include horseless carriages, Darrin coachwork, American classics, European classics, California sports cars, American 50's convertibles, American 50's station wagons, Woodies, Hot Rod legends, Corvettes, Ford T-Birds, Shelby Cobras, Shelby Mustangs, Muscle cars, European sports cars, Ferraris, and Japanese sports cars.
In addition to viewing the more than 200 exhibited cars, visitors can see craftsmen at work in Restoration Alley, dine in the elegant Club House, and look at show cars in the display areas. The Concours will be preceded by a Road Rallye and Grand Marshal's reception on Saturday, September 17.
Information on all Concours events can be found at www.pvconcours.com. Or by calling 1-866-522-7746.
The Palos Verdes Concours is a 501 (c) (3) charity event with proceeds benefitting the Palos Verdes Art Center and Palos Verdes Rotary Foundation Charities, including Harbor Area Boys & Girls Clubs.
*Howard "Dutch" Darrin (1897-1982) was a Hollywood designer who conceived custom cars for celebrities like Clark Gable and Errol Flynn. Packard contracted with him to build the Packard Darrin and the 1941 Clipper. He established Darrin Motor Car in 1946, and designed the Kaiser and Frazer cars for several years. In 1952 Kaiser engaged him to develop a fiber-glass, two-seater sports car, the Kaiser Darrin, with retractable doors that slid into the front fenders, a unique pointed grille and long sloping lines.
The Shelby Cobra aka the AC Cobra, is an Anglo-American sports car produced during the 1960s.
A Woodie is a car body style, especially a station wagon, where the rear bodywork is constructed of wood framework with infill panels of wood or painted metal.