Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Names Event Winners

Phillip Sarofim's Interscope Racing 1979 Porsche 935 took home best of show...

Car lovers came together to celebrate the 29th Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, on June 16. Nearly 50,000 people turned out to enjoy the popular Father’s Day event.

“Celebrating dads and families with a world-class car show is what makes this day so special,” said founder Bruce Meyer. “We raised the bar with extraordinary cars and fun for everyone, thanks to the car owners and our amazing sponsors. It’s a joy to watch our community enjoy the show.”

Event attendees enjoyed an up-close look at some of the world’s most unique and iconic vehicles, ranging from a 1914 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout to a 1961 Chevrolet Impala lowrider to a 2023 Hennessey Venom F5 Coupe.

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1967 Bizzarrini 5300 Strada

Comedian and renowned car collector Jay Leno joined Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman and Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose for the on-stage awards presentation. 

Phillip Sarofim was awarded Best in Show for his No. 79 Interscope Racing 1979 Porsche 935, while Aaron Weiss’ 1931 Cadillac Sport Phaeton won the Mayor’s Award: Most Elegant. A 1967 Bizzarrini 5300 Strada owned by Michael Kerns took home the Beverly Hills Blockbuster Award: Most Eye Appeal.

“I’m around cars every day, so seeing this magical street lined with jaw-dropping supercars brings a smile to my face,” said Monica Rose. “I’m already looking forward to next year.”

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1929 Packard Dual-Cowl Phaeton

The day featured a chance to see 13 new luxury models in the O’Gara Beverly Hills display, including a first look at the new Aston Martin Vantage and McLaren Artura Spider.

Auto Vault Storage, Lucid Motors, Ferrari of Beverly Hills, RM Sotheby’s and Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills also hosted displays, while longtime event sponsors GEARYS and Two Rodeo offered nearby shopping opportunities.

Proceeds from the event directly benefit the community, as Meyer and Mayor Friedman presented $7,500 checks to the Beverly Hills Police Officers Association and Beverly Hills Firefighters’ Association, non-profit charities raising funds for first responders and their families.

Pat Curtin

Pat Curtin is the managing editor of THE SHOP magazine.

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