Palos Verdes, CA, September 4, 2008 — In it’s sixteenth year, the annual Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance weekend of events kicks off Friday evening, September 19, 2008, with an elegant Grand Marshal’s Charity Gala at Colona House, a private Tuscan Villa Estate on the Palos Verdes Peninsula (Think Monterey with taller cliffs). Noted KABC Eyewitness News personality and automotive expert David Kunz will be honored as 2009 Grand Marshal. Silent and live auction items will be offered to generate money for charity.

Saturday, September 20, join the Tour d’Epicure Road Rallye which is open to all participants. This wonderful event will guide participants and their automobiles along a path that meanders the Palos Verdes Peninsula, through the Promenade for all the public to see, and arrives at Trump National Golf Club for a wonderful lunch on the grassy knolls. A fun murder mystery theme has been implemented this year and willing participants will collect clues along the route as they also enjoy food stops. The rallye winner will share the title “The Prince of Palos Verdes” with the new murder mystery authored by Stephen Smoke. A copy of the book will be given to each auto entry.

Sunday, September 21, the beautiful Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance will be in full effect with nearly 200 collector and exotic cars on display for public viewing. In it’s 16th year, the event celebrates 100 years of GM Design and features Cadillac cars. Motorcars will be judged strict concours fashion. Many of these automobiles have won top honors at other concours events around the country and competition is fierce. Vendors and sponsors will offer everything from automotive art to car care products. A special alternative fuel display offers a glimpse into the future as well as models available to the public.

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