The Greystone Mansion, an historic landmark operated by the city of Beverly Hills, Ca., with grounds open to the public, will invite paying guests into the mansion’s interior on Sunday, May 4 for the fifth annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance. The event is a major annual fundraiser for the ongoing restoration and preservation of Greystone, which is a nationally registered historic landmark operated by the nonprofit Friends of Greystone.
The event will feature 175 automobiles and motorcycles, focusing on 16 classes of vintage, classic cars manufactured before 1975. In addition to viewing the cars throughout the grounds, guests can enjoy a marketplace in the mansion featuring auto memorabilia, books, fine art, jewelry, fashion and antiques, a vintage fashion show, seminars, as well as food and beverage stations throughout the lush lawns and gardens.
The event will honor the 60th anniversary of the Porsche Speedster, with two dozen Speedsters on hand, including the last one ever produced. Porsche 356 and 911 models will also be on display. A dozen classic Mustang and Shelby GTs will be exhibited to honor the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Guests will also see rare examples of the Alfa Romeo SZ and TZ models and Ferraris such as a 250 GT Lusso, 250 FT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta and 365 GTB/4 Daytona.
“The Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance has become a must-see event for automobile enthusiasts all over the world,” said Brad Meyerowitz, recreation services manager for the city of Beverly Hills. “With Greystone Mansion set as the breathtaking background for this elite automotive-inspired event, car enthusiasts, auto experts, architecture and history buffs will enjoy an unforgettable automobile showcase complete with five-star culinary experiences, libations, lectures, shopping and more.”
Tickets to the event are $120 with advance purchase and include admission to the Concours, lecture series, fashion show, as well as access to the Greystone estate grounds and mansion and vendor marketplace. Food stations featuring barbecued ribs, chicken, and tri-tip sliders, plus mini-burgers, salads and desserts, Stella Artois beer and margaritas are included at no extra cost. A commemorative poster and program, off-site parking, and brief shuttle ride to the estate are also included with admission.