Concours d’Elegance – competition of elegance – dates back to the 17th century French aristocracy who paraded horse drawn carriages in the parks of Paris during summer weekends. The last time Cassie and I attend a Concours d’Elegance was in the late 70s on the grounds of Meadow Brook Hall at our alma mater Oakland University in Rochester Michigan.
Now some 37 years later we find ourselves on the beautiful grounds of the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village California attending the third annual event hosted by Dole Food Company’s owner David Murdock. The fund raising event helps support several charities, including Cornerstone Preschool in Agoura Hills, local YMCA chapters and the Peterson Automotive Museum.
The cars were set among the grounds of the Oriental Gardens and offered guests an opportunity to inspect a collection of some of the most coveted vintage cars in the world. One of my favorites was a 1953 Cadillac Series 62 with a body by Ghia. The other was a 1916 Stutz Model 4C Bearcat Raodster
Guests enjoyed High Tea and with entertainment by Grammy Award wing jazz artists Russell Ferrante and Bob MintzerLike it? Then share it!