Livin’ Large in Beverly Hills

Bob Segui takes his Nash Healey Le Mans Coupe to Beverly Hills. Click to view Bob's images

Where can you go to enjoy 150 world-class vintage automobiles and motorcycles on display, gourmet food, beverages and adult libations, seminars by automotive industry experts ……… the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance, Beverly Hills.

On 1 May I had the privilege of attending the 2011 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance with my 1953 Nash Healey Le Mans Coupe. This was the 2nd annual event at Greystone Mansion, held in conjunction with The Friends of Greystone, and a portion of the proceeds goes towards the ongoing preservation of the Estate. Greystone Mansion, built in 1928, is listed in the National Register of Historical Places and has featured in many famous movies including: What Women Want, Spider Man, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and The Big Lebowski.

Vintage automobiles and motorcycles began arriving early and after a quick wipe down and final detailing, cars were ready when the public arrived at 10.00am. Between 11.00am and 3.00pm a series of lectures was presented with topics such as: the present state of the collector car market, automotive photography, auto insurance and appraisals, and even one on dare-devils and stunt driving.

The Presentation and Awards Ceremony was sponsored by Tiffany & Company.


Best of Show 1899 De Dion Bouton Tri-cycle Urban S. Hirsch III
Best Antique

1925 BMW R-32

Nicolas Bonham Smith

Best Competition

1969 Flink 250

Bradley C. Boyle



1929 Dual cowl Phaeton

Dana and Lianne Graham


1956 XKSS

Peterson Automotive Museum

Porsche 1961 356 B Roadster Michael Losmandy
Ferrari 1962 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Ron Hein

Pre War American

1937 Cord 812 Sportsman

Tony Vincent

Post War American

1957 Dual Ghia

Irwin Thaler

American Sports

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra

Ron Busuttil

Post War British

1961 Aston Martin DB/4 GT by Zagato

David Sydorick

Pre War European

1930 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A

Paul Emple

Post War European Touring

1957 Facel Vega FV4

Andrew Linsky

Post War European Sports

1961 Alpha Romeo Guilietta Sprint Speciale

Mike and Barbara Malamut

Heritage Gallery Outstanding "Mascot"

1934 Pierce Arrow Coupe

Gordon Wangers

Meguiars Outstanding Paint Presentation

1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II

Peter Hoffman

Brooks Brothers Timeless Style Award

1927 Stutz Brougham

George Scott

Tiffany & Company Award of Elegance

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S

Arthur Hadley

Jesse Alexander Award - Outstanding Sports Car

1956 Austin-Healey 100

Fredrick Stewart

People's Choice

1930 Cadillac 452A v-16 Roadster

Fred Lax

Director's Choice

1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III

Michael Hammer

Mayor's Choice

1967 Ferrari 365 California

Jack Nethercutt/Nethercutt Museum

Sprit of Greystone

1928 La Salle 303 Roadster

Richard Stanley

FIVA Preservation Award

1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan

Adrien Labi

Best of Show Concours de Sport

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica

Peter McCoy

Best of Show Concours d’Elegance

1934 Voisin C27 Aero sport

Peter and Merle Mullin/Mullin Automotive Museum

As you can see by the winners this year, this wasn’t just any car show. The vehicles displayed were world-class, some of them are rarely seen and come from private collections—a real treat!

For one of the best vintage car and motorcycle shows in the world, get to Beverly Hills in early May for the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance. You might even see a celebrity or two .........