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2017 Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance

This year’s annual Beverly Hills Father’s Day concours upheld its twenty-four year tradition of showing Southern California’s finest classic cars. The show’s traditional eclecticism carried on with everything from an original Tucker 48, to a 1934 Voison Aerosport, to a low rider Chevy on display. Famed Rodeo Drive was blocked off for the day, welcoming over 30,000 attendees this year. 

Jay Leno provided an immersive, 360 virtual reality tour of famous L.A. driving routes in a 1954 Jaguar XK-120. The Beverly Hills Police Foundation staffed a booth to further its mission of providing financial grants for members of the police family. And Tesla had its current models on display, available for crawling in to inspect their “tablet” dashboard displays.

There’s not much verbiage that can add to the gorgeous classics on display at this Concours. The cars speak for themselves. Please enjoy your humble correspondent’s photos in this post’s special slide show. And, if you love classics, make time to stop by Rodeo Drive the next time you’re in Los Angeles area on Father’s Day.

Photos and story by Jim Cherry