Friday, April 26, 2013

Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance



The Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, longest continuously- running concours d’elegance in the world, has named the celebrated British luxury sports car line Aston Martin as the featured marque at its 57th gathering, Sunday, July 21, on the verdant expanses of Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame, CA.
            Hours of the Hillsborough Concourse d’Elegance are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $30 for adults and children 13 and under are free.
            “We are extremely excited to be featuring the world-renowned cars of Aston Martin this year,” said Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance Chairman Rob Fisher, “and while we may identify the brand most directly with the magnificent cars of Sir James Bond, Aston Martin is now celebrating its 100th year, making it one of the elite car manufacturers of the world.
            “Aston Martin has proven to be an enduring automotive icon that has built luxurious cars for the road and highly competitive cars for the track – not a simple task. I look forward to seeing the finest examples gracing our field in July.”   
            Among early Aston Martin entries in the Hillsborough line-up of more than 220 classic, vintage, distinctive and collectible cars is a silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe presented by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. More than two dozen fine and rare examples of this legendary brand are expected for showing on the Crystal Springs greens.
            The Concours has also announced a special showing coachwork cars from Italy’s fabled house of Zagato, a lineup of vintage British motorcycles, a panorama of Chevrolet Corvettes ecompassing the evolution of this all-American sports car and a retrospective look at the cars that were making showroom history in October, 1956 – the same date as the first Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.
            Charity beneficiaries of the Hillsborough event are Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advisory organization, the 49ers Foundation, which provides extensive support for at-risk youth in the Bay Area and the Hillsborough Schools Foundation, which provides support for four public schools in Hillsborough.
            For further information, go to www.hillsboroughconcours.org

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