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Classic cars to be displayed at the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance

The event will feature an assortment of historic racing vehicles from Le Mans, among other showcased autos

By Elaine MurphyPublished: May 04, 2012 08:45 AM

Classic cars and racers will be on display next month at the annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance in celebration of the event’s 30th anniversary. The auto show’s theme is “Legends of Le Mans: Racing in the ’60s”; it will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of automaker Shelby American.
“We’re creating one of the greatest show fields ever in Southern California,” said Jeff Spellens, Dana Point Concours president. “A trio of racers from the Golden Era of Le Mans will sit near examples from the Nethercutt Museum. Nearby, legendary Shelbys will be parked close to Ducatis that raced decades ago. We’re bringing history to life.”
Classic Shelby American models at the show will include a Nightmist Blue 1967 GT500; other vintage vehicles, such as a 1957 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet and a 1956 Jaguar Longnose D-Type, will also be exhibited.
Bruce Meyer, the event’s 2012 Automotive Icon Award recipient, will bring three of his own vehicles: a 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB that placed first in its category at Le Mans; the first-ever Corvette to compete in the 24-hour endurance race in Le Mans; and the first production Cobra ever built, a 1962 Shelby model.
Last year’s Best in Show winners will feature a 1930 Ruxton, a 1932 Ford 18 hot rod and a 1932 Ford Atterbury roadster hot rod.
The Dana Point Concours d’Elegance will be held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort on June 23 and 24. Attendees and exhibitors can purchase tickets and register their vehicles online at danapointconcours.org.

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