Automotive Traveler's Classic Car At the 2015 La Jolla Concours d'Elegance

9781511758598: Automotive Traveler's Classic Car At the 2015 La Jolla Concours d'Elegance

The 2015 La Jolla Concours d'Elegance and its companion Motor Car Classic attracted more than 200 cars. Automotive Traveler's Classic Car's Editorial Director Richard Truesdell attended Sunday's concours d'elegance and complied this photo album book. This year's best of Show winner was the 1937 Peugeot Darlmat Cabriolet owned by Peter Mullin. The reserve award for best prewar car was the 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster owned by Aaron and Valerie Weiss while the reserve award for best postwar car was awarded to 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Landaulet State Limousine owned by John Ellison Jr. of The Calumet Collection. The award for the event's most elegant car went to the 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster Convertible owned by Frederick M. Lax. Other vehicles featured in the book with two-page spreads include: 1905 Rio Two-cylinder Give-passenger Detachable Tonneau owned by Dr. Craig Venter 1911 Mercedes 38-70 owned by Bill Roper 1927 Indian Big Chief formerly owned by Steve McQueen presented by the Petersen 1930 Packard Model 745 Dietrich Convertible Victoria presented by the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Collection 1930 Willys-Knight 66B Sport Roadster owned by Larry Icerman 1931 Bianchi S8 Cabriolet owned by Roy Sayles 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Sport Phaeton V8 convertible owned by Tony Hart 1934 Packard 1101 Dietrich four-door convertible sedan owned by Tom O'Hara 1937 Packard Convertible coupe roadster owned by Chuck Spielman 1937 Peugeot Darl'mat cabriolet owned by Peter Mullin 1937 Rolls-Royce 25-30 limousine owned by Ali Fakhimi 1941 Packard 110 convertible owned by Stephen Halluska 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS coupe owned by Paul Colony 1956 Cadillac Eldorado convertible owned by John Ellison, Jr, of The Calumet Collection 1956 Chevrolet Cameo pickup owned by Ron Thompson 1957 Lincoln Premiere convertible owned by John Ellison, Jr. of the The Calumet Collection 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster presented by Hjeltness Restoration 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider owned by Steve and Marybeth O'Brien 1960 Lotus Elite Coupe owned by Mark Leonard Grand Prix Classics 1961 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special four-door sedan owned by Donald McCormick 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL roadster owned by Keith Wahl 1962 Porsche 356B Karmann T6 Notchback Super 90 coupe owned by Matt Bothwell 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon owned by Rene Gomez 1963 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster owned by Warren Reidel 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS owned by Bill Noon presented by Symbolic International 1964 Volkswagen Microbus Electric Standard owned by Bonnie Rodgers 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale owned by Jack and Margaret Brown 1966 Chevrolet Impala station wagon owned by Thomas Ess 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe owned by Malcom and Naomi Barksdale 1966 Ford Mustang GT convertible owned by Spencer Woolcott 1966 Lamborghini 400 2+2 coupe owned by Perry and Judith Mansfield 1967 Lamborghini Miura Coupe owned by Dr. Raphael Gabry and Gary Bobileff 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL roadster owned by Gary Jarvis 1967 Toyota 2000 GT coupe owned by Yoshi Fukuda 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Barchetta owned by Gerhard Eckstein 1968 Buick Riviera coupe owned by Steve Shulman 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 fastback owned by Frank Chiart 1970 Datsun 1600 roadster owned by Rich Scharf 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Jota coupe owned by Bill Noon presented by Symbolic International 1972 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI State Limousine owned by John Ellison Jr. of The Calumet Collection 1973 Saab Sonett coupe owned by Dick Rugge 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera Coupe owned by Anthony Barabas 1990 Ferrari F40 coupe owned by Bill Ceno

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For more than 30 years Richard Truesdell has written about and photographed automobiles for publications around the world including Motor Trend, Motor Trend Classic, Muscle Car Enthusiast, and Cars and Parts here in the United States as well as Octane, Classic and Sports Car, Mercedes Enthusiast, Thoroughbred & Classic Cars, Jaguar World and Classic American in the UK. A portfolio of his work can be viewed at and he offers more than 10,000 automotive images available for purchase at

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