25 Years of the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance

The 2018 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance event marked the celebration of a rich 25-year history of our local marquee automotive experience. Throughout the years we have seen many evolutions of automotive enthusiast’s interests and access to local events. As a result, and following extensive consideration, it is the decision of our Board of Directors to cancel our 2019 show and to enter into a status of “indefinite hiatus”.

As a Board, we will closely monitor our community’s response to this announcement and welcome input from the valued relationships built over our 25-year history prior to any permanent decisions about the Concours’ future.

We want to thank all who have been involved, including the following list of Board Chairs, Grand Marshal’s, significant Sponsors and all individuals who attended the Concours over the years for your continued support and friendship.

Board of Directors
Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance


We’d Like to Thank…
A Special Few of Our Hundreds of Volunteers Throughout the Years


Ray Johnson, 2015, 2017–2018
Peter Kunoth, 2009–2014
Rayne Sherman & Bob Greenberg, 2006–2008
Mary Jane Schoenheider & Edward Carson Beall,
Mike Friedman & Bob Johnson, 1998–2000
Rita Bayer & Bob Johnson, 1997
Rita Bayer & Ed Clay, 1995–1996
Eric Allan, 1994
Gary Tossell & Rita Bayer, 1992

Grand Marshals

Don Knabe, 2015
Donald E. Panoz, 2014
Peter Brock, 2013
Merle & Peter Mullin, 2012
Guy Buffet, 2011
Andy Granatelli, 2010
Bob Bondurant, 2009
Dave Kunz, 2008
Carroll Shelby &
Bill Krause, 2007
Helen & Jack Nethercutt, 2006
Paul Moyer, 2005

Bobbie’dine Rodda, 2004
Leon Kaplan, 2003
Parnelli Jones, 2002
Barry Meguiar, 2001
Bruce Meyer, 2000
Otis Chandler, 1999
General William Lyon, USAF (Retired), 1998
Vic Edelbrock, 1997
Peyton Cramer (Presenting Sponsor), 1996
Parnelli Jones (Honorary Chairman), 1992

And the Many Sponsors Who supported Us

AMCI and Mercedes Benz
Arvin Design
Auto Effigies
Automobile Driving Museum
Automobile Magazine
CARS Classic Automotive Relocation Services
Cheryl & Kjell Hellberg
Choura Events
City of Torrance
Cox Communications
Creative Partners Group
Crenshaw Lumber Co.
Daily Breeze
DCH Toyota of Torrance
DeMora Motorcar
Discover Torrance So Cal
Elliott & Carlson Wealth Management Group
F&M Ban

Ferrari South Bay
Fred Sands Realty
Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport
Land Rover South Bay
Long Beach BMW
Los Angeles County Supervisor, Don Knabe
Los Verdes Golf Club
Malaga Bank
Medawar Fine Jewelers
Mercedes-Benz of South Bay
Merdedes-Benz Classic Center
Morgan's Jewelers
Motor Trend Classic
Mrs. Rowena Schaber
O'Gara Coach
Pacific Porsche

Palos Verdes Art Center
Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club
Peninsula Shopping Center
Porsche South Bay
Premier Bank of PV
Promenade on the Peninsula
Providence Little Co. of Mary Med Ctr, Torrance
PV Peninsula News
Race for RP
Robinson Helicopter
Rolling Hills Country Club
Rusnak South Bay
Smart Money
South Bay Autohaus
SouthBay Magazine
Tayco Engineering Inc.
The Thermal Club
Trump National Golf Club
York Long Point Associates
Zamperini Field

Enjoy a Taste of the Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance in the Video below.