On Sunday, October 12th 2008, The Petersen Automotive Museum presented the first annual Caruso Concours d'Elegance at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California. The Americana's high-end retail shops, fine dining and entertainment, and luxury living made for a stunning backdrop for the breathtaking vehicles on display on the lawn. The hand picked selection of show vehicles represented a cross-section of the best of the best. Foreign or domestic, luxury, or sports car, these vehicles were all winners! Each participating car owner walked away with goodie bags loaded with luxury items and gift cards from the retailers that made the experience that much more fun!
The Petersen Automotive Museum brought out some of their finest iron for the occasion. There were six awards given out. Award winners received engraved lead crystal vases or bowls.
Best of Show Domestic: Rick...
Best of Show Domestic:
1930 Packard 745 Convertible Sedan, Body by Brewster
Best of Show Foreign: Paul...
Best of Show Foreign:
1930 Minerva Model AL Cabriolet, Body by Van Den Plas
Best Bugatti: Ria Van Daalen...
Ria Van Daalen Wetters
1931 Bugatti type 40A Roadster
Best Ferrari: Bruce Meyer...
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta
Best Packard: Automobile Driving...
Automobile Driving Museum
1940 Packard Super 8 Victoria Convertible, Body by Darrin
Best Cadillac: Leonard Nagel...
1953 Eldorado Convertible
1925/34 "Round Door" Rolls...
1925/34 "Round Door" Rolls Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe
the Shah of Iran's 1939 Bugatti...
the Shah of Iran's 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet by Vanvooren
Steve McQueen's 1956 Jaguar...
Steve McQueen's 1956 Jaguar XKSS
1927 Rolls Royce Skiff
1931 Bentley 8-Litre
1953 Buick Riviera
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta co...
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta convertible
1972 Ferrari from Gumball...
1972 Ferrari from Gumball Rally
Henry Ford II's 1952 Ferr...
Henry Ford II's 1952 Ferrari
Rita Hayworth's 1953 Ghia...
Rita Hayworth's 1953 Ghia Cadillac