This year’s Father’s Day was graced by various car events to satisfy the myth that cars and men are inseparable. We featured one such event- the Kelowna Father’s Day Super Car Show. In a different location, a similar event was happening just about the same time, this is the 2013 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance event which took place in Beverly Hills.
The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance made debut more than 20 years ago, it has been named as one of the “300 Unmissable Events in the World.” It has always been held on Father’s Day over the years, with the biggest names both in showbiz and automotive world making appearances. This year, as you can see from the gallery, car enthusiast Jay Leno was also there, and one can tell that he completely fell in love with the McLaren P1.
Photography work was taken care by the talented Alan T Photography, he managed to bring out the theme of the event up straight from the featured cars. The theme was “Jet Age” which meant celebrating the aircraft era all the way from the post world war II period.
Concours Chairman Bruce Meyer said;
The Jet Age marked a time when carmakers from post World War II through the arrival of the super sonic Concorde in the ‘70s redesigned their automobiles to highlight the most extreme designs reflecting streamlining and speed! We had a thrilling exhibit reflecting these often outrageous designs.
The cars were plenty; Porsche of Beverly Hills lined up Porsche 911s from the first generation of 1963 to the modern ones in celebration of the 50th anniversary. Just like Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Porsche 911 took center stage in this event as the honorary model. McLaren were represented by the new P1 supercar which has so far preached enough gospel as opposed to the LaFerrari which has made very few appearances in public events.
Also remarkable was the appearance of the Rolls-Royce Wraith, the most powerful Rolls-Royce road going car. It was displayed by the O’Gara Coach Company who also brought in the new Aston Martin Vanquish, the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible and the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. Vintage cars from Ferrari also graced the event alongside other models.
Other Notable cars included the original 1966 Batmobile car which was recently auctioned at the Barrett Jackson for $4.6 million dollars. The car is a one-off 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car originally built by Ford Motor Company lead stylists Bill Schmidt, Doug Poole Sr. and John Najjar.
On the contrary to the original Batmobile, there was also the turbine powered Batmobile build by Casey Putsch of Putsch Racing. The car is build around a monocoque chassis with a steel tube frame. It has a cockpit adjustable suspension system and the Boeing turbine which is from a Navy drone helicopter that at one time dropped torpedoes on enemy submarines. The car has an output of 365 bhp and very light.