The Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance for twenty-five years was a world-class show of classic, vintage historical, and special-interest automobiles, providing funds for charitable and community purposes and has promoted the beauty and opportunities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the South Bay of Southern California.
The past quarter century saw the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance grow in stature among both collectors and classic car aficionados. From the first Concours held on the Ladera Linda playing fields, the annual event has been staged in distinctly different locations on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. To continue our diversity the show was later held at the Historic Zamperini Field in Torrance California, with the added appearance of classic aircraft exhibited with traditional classic automobiles.
The all-volunteer Palos Verdes Concours organization was known for its warm hospitality and professionalism, and was considered by many as one of the premiere Concours events on the West Coast, attracting top exhibitors in each class from all over Southern California and the Western United States. The Classic Car Club of America included the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance on the short list of National Concours events. We were a 501 (c) 3 charity event with proceeds benefitting local non-profits and are proud to have donated more than $700,000 to our charities over the years.