Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) August 16, 2012
The 2012 Santa Fe Concorso, a gathering of more than 100 rare and exotic cars and motorcycles, will take place September 28 – 30 at The Club at Las Campanas, a stunning development located just 15 minutes from the historic Plaza in downtown Santa Fe. This event is a featured event on SantaFe.com.
The event, now in its third year, features three days of viewing a spectacular assemblage of "rolling works of art," including classic cars, racing champions and speed-record seekers, as well as legendary motorcycles and vintage aircraft.
The opening Friday Night Gathering is an informal event for entrants and guests at Hangar K at the Santa Fe Air Center that will showcase a special speed display of vintage aircraft, racing cars and speed-record seekers.
Earlier that day, Paul Russell of Essex, Mass., one of the premier auto restorers in the country, and Jim Stranberg, owner of High Mountain Classics, the top restorer of Bugatti automobiles, will lead a special Design Forum panel discussion at the Log Cabin at The Club at Las Campanas. Both men have taken “Best in Show” honors at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Also taking part will be Stewart Reed, head of the transportation design department at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and Jeff Brock, a New Mexico resident, who converted a 1953 Buick into a Bonneville Salt Flats record holder. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.
On Saturday the focus turns to driving with the third annual High Mountain Tour. Entrants will drive their classic vehicles and be treated to challenging roads and spectacular New Mexico scenery. While the mountain tour is for vehicle entrants only, members of the public can also hit the road as participants in the Open Road Tours, which take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday September 26 – 28.
The Concorso main event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 30, when the classic cars and motorcycles will be displayed on the 9th fairway at The Club at Las Campanas Sunrise Golf Course and in close proximity to the Clubhouse, where attendees will be surrounded by panoramic mountain views. A group of automotive expert judges will review the field and name class winners based on a vehicle’s elegance, authenticity, provenance and craftsmanship. Both VIP and public food concessions will be available as well as the popular Concorso merchandise.
There will be many stars in the field of vehicles but some standouts include two “cowboy cars,” one belonging to Tom Mix (a supercharged Cord 812 roadster) and a 1988 Formula I Ferrari driven to victory by Gerhard Berger. Ralph Lauren is expected to send another beautiful classic from his award-winning collection (part of which was recently featured at the Louvre in Paris), just as he did in 2010 and 2011.
In addition, automotive luminaries such as Sir Stirling and Lady Susie Moss will be on hand as well as Santa Fe’s own Denise McCluggage, a legendary writer and racer.
Purchase Tickets Online or by phone at (505) 577-1778
General Admission 9/30: $45.00
VIP Reception 9/28: $125.00
VIP Admission 9/30: $125.00
The success of the Santa Fe Concorso directly benefits youth organizations of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County. The Concorso is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. A portion of ticket costs are tax deductible to the extent allowed by Federal law.
Tickets went on sale June 30. For information on tickets, events and entry forms please go to http://www.santafeconcorso.com.
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