By Richard Truesdell
Helen and Jack Nethercutt pose with their 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Coupe, which was a consensus Best of Show winner at the 26 June 2011 Dana Point Concours d' Elegance at the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California.
It wouldn't be a Southern California Concours d'Elegance unless Aaron and Valerie Weiss went home with some major award. Here, event Chairman Dick Waitneight hands over the Chairman's Classic Car Award to the pair for their 1931 Marmon 145 LeBaron Convertible.
Next year's 30th anniversary event is scheduled for June 2012, with full details to be posted on the event's website. Two collections of event photos are posted on the Automotive Traveler Fotki Image Gallery. The first is a set of portraits of each concours entry as it entered the show field. A second album contains event and award photos.
1931 Cadillac 370A, owned by Steve and Jan Witort.
1932 Ford 18 Roadster, owned by Dick and Sandy Waitneight.
1938 BMW 327 Cabriolet, owned by Jerry and Dianne Dotson.
1938 Delahaye 145 Coupe, owned by Peter and Merle Mullin.
1940 Mercury Roadster, owned by Harold Saul.
1948 Bentley Mark VI Sports Saloon, owned by Pierre Lemieux.
1953 Glasspar G2 Sports Racer Hemi, owned by Jerry Wood.
1954 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe, owned by Bob Segui.
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, owned by Richard Guerrero.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, owned by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center.
1956 DeSoto Adventurer, owned by Malcom and Steve Schneer.
1959 AC Bristol Roadster, owned by Crevier Classic Cars.
1959 Mercury Park Lane Coupe, owned by Sandy Edelstein and Scott King.
1960 Austin Mini Woody Countryman owned by Bob Savic and Steve Judd.
1961 Lancia Appia Roadster, owned by Michael Baum.
1963 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible, owned by Eric Kimbro.
1964 Shelby Ford Cobra 289 FIA, owned by Bob Stockwell.
1966 Bizzarrini P538 LeMans Roadster, owned by Richard and Pat Wesselink.
1966 Shelby Mustang G.T. 350, owned by Tom and Pat Rodberg.
1967 Jaguar XKE, owned by Jack Murphy.
1968 American Motors AMX, owned by Troy and Wanda Mytinger.
1970 Datsun 240Z, owned by Richard Scharf.