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Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance 2012 -- Collectors Reception Preview & Car Show (COMPLETE 2012 WINNER LIST) | The Daily Truffle LA

Greystone Concours d’Elegance Collectors Pre-Cocktail Preview

Bob & Michelle Cohen’s 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast

Jay Leno in his 1917 Fiat Botafogo Special – picture from

Winner for Best in Show: David Sydorick’s 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 EUROPEAN CLASSICS – pic from

Greystone Mansion on Sunday, May 6, 2012

Winston Goodfellow (L) a 20 plus year judge at Pebble Beach. He is also an author and photographer

2012 Concours d’Elegance

Bruce Meyer winning for his 1963 Chevrolet Corvette

2012 Concours d’Elegance at Greystone Mansion

Loro Piana gift bags at the Saturday evening pre-party

Scarpetta in the gardens at the Saturday evening pre-party

You know there’s a car show in town when you see this at the Montage — at the Saturday evening pre-party

Scarpetta at the Saturday evening pre-party

Barry Brucker and Julien Gold handing out raffle prizes at the Saturday evening pre-party

Raffle winners being announced at the Saturday evening pre-party

Raffle winners being announced at the Saturday evening pre-party

Moet Chandon at the Saturday evening pre-party

The annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance car show kicked off this weekend with a pre-cocktail reception on Saturday night at the Montage for car collectors showing on Sunday. A B17 flyover kicked off the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday at city-owned Greystone Mansion which has long since been preserved and funded by the Friends of Greystone since it’s transfer from private hands to the City of Beverly Hills in 1965.

Spotted in the crowd was Jay Leno, showing his 1917 Fiat Botafogo Special, major LA car collection and Petersen board member David Sydorick (who took home “Best of Show” at the concours for his 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300), Bruce Meyer (who won the Hammer Speed & Design award for his 1963 Chevrolet Corvette), attorney Bob Cohen, who showed his 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast, and Winston Goodfellow, a 20 plus year judge at Pebble Beach, an author and photographer.

On Saturday night during the pre-party Loro Piana donated prizes which were raffled off by former Beverly Hills mayor and current councilman Barry Brucker and fellow councilman Dr Julian Gold. Scarpetta catered the cocktail reception with champagne from Moet Chandon. The spectacle of the reception was definitely the red wine table, which was actually a rotating table with a bartender standing in the middle (mindful for the “champagne-table woman” at the opening of the L.A. Opera this year).

Sponsors of the car show include Angeleno mag, Gooding and Company classic car auction, the Auto Gallery, O’Gara Coach, the Petersen Museum, the Dina Collection on South Beverly Drive, and more. Next up is Como …

COMPLETE 2012 WINNER LIST (Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance Final 2012 Awards):

Best of Show Concours d’Elegance
David Sydorick
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 EUROPEAN CLASSICS

Best of Show Concours de Sport
Ron Hein

Spirit of Greystone
Aaron & Valerie Weiss
1930 Cadillac 452A PRE-WAR AMERICAN

Mayor’s Choice
Liliane Quon McCain
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet EUROPEAN CLASSICS

People’s Choice
Jeffrey Meier
1970 Lamborghini Miura “S” ITALIAN SPORTS

Tiffany & Co. Award of Elegance
Petersen Automotive Museum

Director’s Choice
Tony Shooshani
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster MERCEDES-BENZ

Friends of Greystone Outstanding Restoration
Barry Connolly
1964 Triumph Spitfire POST-WAR BRITISH

Petersen Perfection
Don Nichols
1925 Hispano Suiza H6B EUROPEAN CLASSICS

Meguiar’s Outstanding Paint
David Green
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC FERRARI

Hammer Speed & Design
Bruce Meyer
1963 Chevrolet Corvette

Brooks Bros. Timeless Classic
Stanley Zimmerman
1936 Packard V-12 Conv. Sedan 1408 PRE-WAR AMERICAN

Dina Collection Diamond Award
Tony Schwartz
1953 Jaguar XK 120 FHC JAGUAR

Doheny Award of Excellence
Craig Ekberg
1915 Stutz Bearcat PRE-WAR AMERICAN

Jesse Alexander Outstanding Sports Car
Kip Kolodzieski
1954 Fiat 8V Zagato ITALIAN SPORTS

FIVA Preservation Award
Peter and Merle Mullin
1939 Bugatti Type 57C Coupe EUROPEAN CLASSICS


William Kling
1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Simon Rubin
1952 Jaguar XK-120

Bob Smith
1971 Porsche 911S

Pre-War American
Paul & Pam Friskopp
1928 Packard 526

Post-War American
John Boccardo
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

Tomy Drissi
1963 Ferrari 250GTL

Jaime Gesundheit
1962 Chevrolet Corvette

Pre-War Rolls-Royce
Raffi and Lauren Cohen
1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III

European Classics
Bill Pope
1939 Bugatti Galibier 57C

Post-War Rolls-Royce/Bentley
Don Rose
1953 Bentley Continental R

Post-War British
Dennis Glavis
1963 Morgan Plus 4

Italian Sports
Scott & Coco Gauthier
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Zagato

Ford “Performance”
Adrien Labi
1968 Ford Shelby GT500


Best of Show
Brad Boyle
1958 MV Grand Sport

Best Antique
Rob Myers / Vinnie Mandzak 1920 Triumph 550H

Best Racer
Shelby Myers
1939 BMW R51 RS

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1 comment for “Greystone Concours d’Elegance Collectors Pre-Cocktail Preview

  1. May 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Nice overage of both Saturday’s party (which I was unable to attend) and Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance (which I did attend). For a more car-centric look at the Concours d’Elegance I invite readers to check out this link.

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