Acura To Sponsor Palos Verdes Concours d' Elegance

Popular Event Features a Weekend of Classic Cars, High Fashion and Golf for Charity

5/14/2001 7:46:45 PM

Acura, the maker of luxury performance automobiles, will sponsor the ninth annual Palos Verdes Concours d' Elegance charity event September 14-16 at the Ocean Trails Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, the company announced today.

Since its inception in 1992, the Concours d'Elegance has quickly become a Southern California tradition, drawing thousands of automotive enthusiasts each year. This year's event features over 200 classic automobiles on display throughout the picturesque Ocean Trails Golf Club grounds on the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean. The cars will compete in 25 classes including horseless carriage, vintage, European sports cars and street rods and more. Barry Meguiar, President and CEO of Meguiar's will serve as Grand Marshal with Parnelli Jones as Celebrity Judge. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Foundation and the Palos Verdes Art Center.

"We are proud to be the title sponsor and official vehicle of the 2001 Acura Palos Verdes Concourse d' Elegance, "said Charles Koch, Acura's manager of regional marketing. "The vintage automobiles on display speak to the same commitment to excellence that Acura owners enjoy from our vehicles."

In addition to the automobile exhibition, the weekend's events will include an invitational golf tournament at Ocean Trails' Pete Dye-designed course and a fashion show by St. John. Prior to the event, some of Palos Verdes' most beautiful homes will be on display at Oceanfront estates, the starting point for a pre-event road rally on September 2. More than 60 autos will take part in the rally, which winds its way through the Palos Verdes Peninsula from Oceanfront to the shops at Avenue of the Peninsula.

Acura offers a full line of premium performance vehicles through a nationwide network of nearly 260 dealers. The Acura lineup features six distinct models including the exotic NSX supercar, the 3.5 RL flagship luxury sedan, the best-selling 3.2 TL luxury performance sedan, the 3.2 CL luxury performance coupe, the sporty Integra sedan and coupe, the revolutionary MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the soon-to- be-introduced RSX sports coupe. For more information about Acura vehicles, please visit