The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance returns to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 19, celebrating 27 years as Southern California’s premier Father’s Day event. The free car show will present visitors and residents with up-close views of some of the world’s most prestigious vehicles in the luxurious surroundings of the designer boutiques that line the city’s most famous street. This year’s featured class is Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
This year, the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance will be two events in one with a moving car rally escorted through city streets by the Beverly Hills Police Department and a stationary concours-style spectacle on Rodeo Drive. The rally will begin around 9:30 a.m. and feature 50 of the world’s finest, fastest and most unique cars before joining many other vehicles on display on Rodeo Drive. The best viewing area for the rally will be along Beverly Drive between Sunset Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard. Participation in the tour is restricted to registered vehicles only, but the public is welcome to watch from their cars or the sidewalks along the route.
“With the success of the 2021 Beverly Hills Tour d’Elegance, we knew we had to incorporate a moving spectacle into this year’s Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance,” said Bruce Meyer, president of the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. “We’re also returning to Rodeo Drive for our traditional contest for the first time since 2019. This means spectators will be able to see and hear the cars in motion before getting a close look at each of the wonderful machines on the world’s most famous street. We we are delighted to be back.
Rolls-Royce, one of the most famous brands, will be the star class this year with more than a dozen of the best models from more than a century of automotive know-how. Pre-war cars, like the 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupé, through modern examples like the Phantom and Ghost supplied by O’Gara Coach will be on display.
“The Father’s Day Concours d’Elegance is my favorite way to kick off summer in Beverly Hills,” said Mayor Lili Bosse. “The incredible car rally on the beautiful streets of Beverly Hills and the car show on Rodeo Drive is a community tradition, and now more than ever, we’re ready to celebrate together!”
“The annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is a spectacular event for everyone that brings together luxury, fashion and a car culture unique to Rodeo Drive,” said Kathy Gohari, Chair of the Rodeo Drive Board. “After a two-year hiatus, we’re welcoming dads, families and car enthusiasts to the streets to enjoy a celebration of the world’s finest cars.”
In the 27 years since its inception at Beverly Hills High School, the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance has become one of the most anticipated annual events. Considered a Father’s Day tradition for many Angelenos, the show offers a unique mix for car enthusiasts and their families.
Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance invites car owners of all types to submit their cars for consideration in 2022. The Concours will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Rodeo Drive between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard. Entries are now being accepted at rodeodrive-bh.com/the-beverly-hills-tour-delegance-2022.