The concours has selected Porsche as its featured marque for 2019 in recognition of the brand’s contributions to sports car design and precision engineering. A highlight of the show will be the internationally-acclaimed 917K which took the checkered flag at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1970.
Burlingame, CA — More than 200 of the world’s most treasured collector cars will adorn the 18th fairway of the Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame, Calif., on July 21 as the 64th annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance showcases excellence in automotive design and engineering.
That prized car will be among a handful of rare Porsches from the private collection of racer and restorer Bruce Canepa. Additional Canepa-owned Porsches on display will include a 917/10, 935, 962, 959SC and a 918 Spyder.
“Given its history and impact on the Northern California collector car culture, we felt that the Hillsborough Concours is an ideal venue for us to show these specific cars,” Canepa said. “In honoring Porsche as its featured marque, the Concours truly hits at the passion we have for this acclaimed German brand.”
The world’s longest continuously-running concours, the event gathers exceptionally rare automobiles spanning virtually every genre and marque, from hot rods and muscle cars to sports cars and elegant classic luxury models. The event will cap a weekend of activities that start with the July 19 Concours Kick-Off Party held at a private vintage car club. Guest speaker Bruce Canepa will bring his iconic 917K in honor of the event.
Early the next morning, the Hillsborough Tour d’Elegance launches under police escort on a 70-mile rally along the Bay Area’s most stunning back roads and scenic vistas, culminating with a catered lunch at a private Hillsborough estate.
A total of 24 judged classes of rare sports and luxury cars will be on display at the concours, all vying for the coveted Best of Show award chosen by a panel of experts from the international collector car world. While event organizers are still selecting from an abundance of entries, early confirmations include a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, a 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Supersport, a 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic, a 1971 American Motors AMX and the 1961 “Beatnik Bandit” custom built by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.