Peter Kjellberg named Chief Judge for Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance

Rancho Palos Verdes CA, May 28, 2015 - The Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance has named Peter Kjellberg of Rolling Hills Estates CA as its new Chief Judge. He takes over from the retiring Roy Miller.
 
Kjellberg began judging at Palos Verdes in 1993, and has judged there each year since, always as a team leader.
 
His judging specialties are 1940s and 1950s American cars, and Post War European sports cars. He also has general expertise in many other marques. He has judged at every major concours in Southern California and is well known and respected in the judging fraternity.
 
While growing up in Sweden he built hot rods and repaired and restored old cars in his spare time. He emigrated to the United States in 1979 and went into the automotive service business in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Prior to opening his current business specializing in Swedish cars, Peter performed restorations on various autos, including Ferraris and Cadillacs.
 
The 23rd annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance will be held at the Los Verdes Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Its theme will be Automotive Standards of the World, and the featured marques will be Cadillac, Darrin Coachwork, and Ferrrari.
 
Twenty one classes have been established to showcase a variety of automobiles that exemplify excellence in the automotive world.
 
1. Brass, 1898-1915
2. Antiques, 1916-1924
3. Darrin Coachwork
4. Cadillac, 1925-1940
5. Cadillac, 1941-1960
6. European Classics, 1925-1948
7. American Classics-Open, 1925-1948
8. American Classics-Closed, 1925-1948
9. Packard, 1949-1956
10. Rolls Royce/Bentley
11. Lincoln, 1946-1971
12. Mercedes 300SL
13. Ferrari, 1950-1962
14. Ferrari, 1963-1972
15. Porsche 356
16, Porsche 911
17. Jaguar XK120-150
18. Jaguar E-Types
19. European Sports Under 3 Liters
20. American Horsepower Warriors, 1950-1970
21. Cars of Special Interest – Pre-1990
 
The P.V. Concours d'Elegance is a 501(c) (3) charity event with proceeds benefitting Palos Verdes Rotary Foundation charities, including Harbor Area Boys & Girls Clubs, and Palos Verdes Art Center's educational and community outreach programs, including art experiences for differently-abled youths and adults in Los Angeles County.
 
For more information please go to www.pvconcours.org or call 1-866-522-7746. The media contact is Nissen Davis, avroy@aol.com, telephone 310-729-6510

2015 Theme and Classes Announced

“Automotive Standards of the World” is Theme of 2015 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance

Cadillac, Darrin Coachwork & Ferrari are Featured Marques

 

Rancho Palos Verdes CA – March 11, 2015  - The Theme of the 2015 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance will be Automotive Standards of the World, and the featured Marques will be Cadillac, Darrin Coachwork, and Ferrrari, according to Exhibition Committee chairman Dick Croxall.

The Concours will be held at the Los Verdes Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes on Sunday, September 20, according to Concours chairman Ray Johnson.

 “Los Verdes is high in the Palos Verdes hills with impressive ocean views of Catalina Island and the coastline all the way to Malibu. It is exhibitor friendly with close-by parking for trucks and trailers and easy exhibitor and attendee access to refreshments and restrooms. The exhibit areas are a short walk from the clubhouse and there will be shade areas and food and beverage service available on the exhibit grounds.

“Now in its 23rd year, the Palos Verdes Concours will continue to be one of the top shows in California if not the nation,” Johnson said.

Twenty one classes have been established for the 2015 Concours to showcase a variety of automobiles that exemplify excellence in the automotive world.  The classes include a reprise of the Darrin coachwork among the classes that are acknowledged to be leaders and innovators in automotive design, engineering, and elegance.   

  1. Brass, 1898-1915
  2. Antiques, 1916-1924
  3. Darrin Coachwork
  4. Cadillac, 1925-1940
  5. Cadillac, 1941-1960
  6. European Classics, 1925-1948
  7. American Classics-Open, 1925-1948
  8. American Classics-Closed, 1925-1948
  9. Rolls Royce/Bentley, 1925-1942
  10. Rolls Royce/Bentley, 1945-1956
  11. Lincoln, 1946-1971
  12. Mercedes 300SL
  13. Ferrari, 1950-1962
  14. Ferrari, 1963-1972
  15. Porsche 356
  16. Porsche 911
  17. Jaguar XK120-150
  18. Jaguar E-Types
  19. European Sports Under 3 Liters
  20. American Horsepower Warriors, 1950-1970
  21. Cars of Special Interest - Pre 1990

The Concours d’Elegance is a 501(c) (3) charity event with proceeds benefitting Palos Verdes Rotary Foundation charities, including Harbor Area Boys & Girls Clubs, and Palos Verdes Art Center's educational and community outreach programs, including art experiences for differently-abled youths and adults in Los Angeles County.

For more information please go to www.pvconcours.org  or call 1-866-522-7746. The media contact is Nissen Davis at avroy@aol.com  or call 310-729-6510