Autos on the Links
Hillsborough Concours celebrates its 63rd year honoring Porsche.
Written byBrian Douglas
For Porsche enthusiasts, the 63rd annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance at the Crystal Springs Golf Club on July 21st will offer a stunning array of the historic sports brand from the original 356 coupes and roadsters to current offerings. Noted Porsche racer Bruce Canepa, whose Scotts Valley company restores and markets classic cars, will bring six rare examples of the honored marque to the Hillsborough field, including two legendary 917 racecars.
The field of more than 200 entrants will feature a robust variety from antique through the classic era, sports and muscle cars. The National Car Museum in Reno will bring a special visual treat, the Beatnik Bandit hotrod, created in 1961 by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Kids young and old are sure to love it.
The Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance weekend begins Friday with a Kickoff Party and Charity Auction at the Candy Store collection. Then Saturday morning the Tour d’Elegance, a classic car drive, stages in downtown Burlingame at Lorton Avenue. Car enthusiasts are welcome to check out the interesting vehicles and chat with owners before the tour departs at 9 am.
Sunday morning at 10 am, gates open at Crystal Springs Golf Club, Highway 280 at Hayne Road, for the 63rd Annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance. Parking is free at the property this year with VIP and preferred parking near the field available. The program ends at 4 pm. Adult tickets are $40 in advance, $50 day of show. Children 12 and under are free. Go to www.thecarshow.org for more information. Proceeds for Hillsborough Concours events benefit Hillsborough Schools Foundation, Autism Speaks, and The Guardsmen.