After a six-month search for a new venue, the Palo Alto Lions Club will hold its 47th annual Concours d' Elegance auto show at the San Mateo County Event Center instead of Stanford University's athletic field, where it has been held for the past 38 years, organizers announced. The Concours d' Elegance is an exhibition of rare, vintage and special-interest automobiles.
The exhibition -- which will be held Sunday, June 30 -- will provide vintage car owners an opportunity to have their prized vehicles showcased and judged by the Sports Car Club of America. Visitors and attendees can learn more about the history and evolution of automobiles, and look forward to a display of rare automobiles, prototypes, cars for sale and high-performance cars from all around the world.
This year's event, which highlights the Cadillac and the Ferrari models, will include free car tours led by docents from the Blackhawk Museum, new car dealer exhibits, a Stanford Revs program display and high school auto shop car projects. Food, beverages and entertainment will also be part of the day-long event.
Each year, the Concours also hosts a dinner and charity drive to benefit local charities, with this year's beneficiary being the Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf in Redwood City. Since its inception, the Concours has raised and donated more than $1.78 million to more than 41 charities, as of last year.
General-admission tickets to the event cost $25 in advance, $30 at the gate, and are free for children under 16 accompanied by an adult.
For more information on the event, visit the Concours website at www.paconcours.com. Car entries for the competition are limited.