The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance returned to Beverly Hills on June 18, marking its 28th year as the must-attend Father’s Day event for families and car fans in Southern California and beyond. More than 44,000 attendees turned out to enjoy fine cars, food and fun at the popular free event on California’s most glamorous street.
“Today was all about the dads, and a free, world-class car show is the perfect way to celebrate,” said Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance founder Bruce Meyer. “We try to bring new and incredible cars to this show each year, and the generous support of both local owners and our amazing sponsors made that possible. It’s fun seeing the community get to enjoy them.”
Event attendees were able to get an up-close look at some of the world’s most unique and iconic vehicles, ranging from a 1929 Rolls-Royce to a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette to a 2017 Lamborghini Aventador. The Nethercutt Collection was awarded Best in Show for its 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Coupe by Dubos, while Todd Blue won the Mayor’s Award: Most Elegant for his 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet. The 1953 Fiat 8V by Vignale, owned by Matt Katz, took home the Rodeo Drive Award: Most Stylish. Legendary comedian, “Tonight Show” host and renowned car collector Jay Leno joined Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Dr. Julian Gold and Rodeo Drive Committee President Kathy Gohari to present the awards. A complete list of award winners can be found below.
“This event highlights all of the best elements of Beverly Hills: incredible cars, our wonderful community and a chance to enjoy Rodeo Drive,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Dr. Julian Gold. “This is such a fantastic tradition and it’s great to see all of these families and car enthusiasts enjoying Father’s Day.”
In its display on Rodeo Drive, O’Gara Coach Beverly Hills hosted the West Coast debut of Aston Martin’s next-generation sportscar DB12 and the British luxury brand’s performance SUV, DBX707. Auto Vault Storage, Pirelli, Fisker, Lucid Motors, Ferrari Beverly Hills, Velocity Modern Classics and Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills also hosted displays.
In addition to providing a day of fun, proceeds from the event directly benefit the community. Meyer and Beverly Hills Mayor Dr. Julian Gold presented $5,000 checks to the Beverly Hills Police Officers Association and Beverly Hills Firefighters’ Association, non-profit charities raising funds for first responders and their families.
This year’s event was supported by the City of Beverly Hills, the Rodeo Drive Committee, O’Gara Coach, Auto Vault Storage, GEARYS Beverly Hills, Ferrari Beverly Hills, Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills, Lucid Motors, Fisker, Pirelli Tire, Velocity Modern Classics, RM Sotheby’s, Two Rodeo and The Hideaway Restaurant.
The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance will return on Father’s Day, June 16, 2024.
Best of Show – The Nethercutt Collection, 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Coupe by Dubos
Mayor’s Award: Most Elegant – Todd Blue, 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet
Chairman’s Award – 1935 Duesenberg Model J LWB Convertible Coupe by Rollston
Icon Award: Timeless Classic – Peter Brotman, 1968 Lamborghini Miura
Rodeo Drive Award: Most Stylish – Matt Katz, 1953 Fiat V8 by Vignale
Police Chief’s Award: Life in the Fast Lane – Tomy Drissi, 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Chaparral Trans-Am Racer
Rodeo Drive Award: Most Unique – Hiram Bond, 1980 Chevrolet Corvette/Cadillac Custom
Rodeo Drive Award: Most Fashionable – Maurice Moore, 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
Carroll Shelby Award: Most Sporting – Mike Regalia, 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4
Steve McQueen Award: Classic Sports Car – Nick Clemence, 1965 Ferrari 275GTB
Most Outrageous – Hunter Kim, 1961 Volkswagen FB County Micro Bus
Most Passionate Enthusiast – Philip Sarofim