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.