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ORANGE COUNTY COLLECTOR CAR AND MOTORCYCLE WEEK TO HOST FREE HOT ROD AND CUSTOM CAR SHOW

1961 Chevy Impala Bubbletop

1961 Chevy Impala Bubbletop

The Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle WeekTM continues to grow with new features to complement the celebrated Dana Point Concours d’Elegance®. For the first time, the Sea Terrace Park, located adjacent to the St. Regis Monarch Beach, will host the free, Hot Rod and Customs in the Park this Saturday, June 22, 2013. Drawing families, military personnel and automotive enthusiasts, the event offers the area’s coolest hot rods, custom vehicles, muscle cars, special coach bodies and a historic collection of military transportation from 9:00am-2:00pm. The 2013 Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle Week is a multi-day event that celebrates Southern California’s automotive heritage, while also honoring the U.S. Marine Corps.

Festival goers will see a variety of vehicles spread across the rolling hills of the park complemented by its picturesque ocean views, while the band, Outer Wave, and DJ, Rick’s Tune Saloon, entertain the crowds. The food truck craze that has swept the nation will also make a stop at the event, featuring Stuff n It, Tornado Potato, Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice and Dogzilla to name a few.

Plus by attending Hot Rods and Customs in the Park, visitors are supporting the Semper Fi Fund, MARSOC Foundation and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. These charities will benefit from the proceeds generated at this festival, as well as the rest of the week’s events.

Entries will be accepted until the morning of the event. Event day registration is located at the Salt Creek Beach parking lot on Ritz-Carlton Drive and Pacific Coast Highway from 7:00am to 9:00am.

So, join us for this free and fun family event!

A Compendium for the Ages: the Nethercutt Collection

Over the past 30 years since the first Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, the definition of collectible for cars has changed almost as much as the automobile.  While once premier shows only included pristine pre-war classics, today the Concours typically features classes of historic hot rods alongside European exotics and vintage V12 Cadillacs.  This diversity has helped raise the appreciation for the automobile as more people are attracted to car events.

Two people who have become intricately linked to car culture are also an important part of the Dana Point Concours. Over the years, Helen and Jack Nethercutt have become forever connected to fine motorcars in the minds of those who attend the Concours.

Born into a family with a passion for beautiful vehicles, Jack has grown the Nethercutt Collection, initially founded by his parents, into one of the world’s leading private automobile museums. With nearly 250 American and European automobiles dating from 1898 to 1997 in the couple’s collection, the duo has a reputation for displaying some of the best examples of automotive marques at the finest events across the country.

The couple has been part of the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance for many years.  They even earned the coveted Best of Show award last year with a 1931 Bugatti Type 51.

This year, the Nethercutts will return with three vintage rides, including a 1930 Ruxton, 1932 Ford 18 hot rod and a 1932 Ford Atterbury roadster.  With these fine examples, the couple will once again compete for top awards in each of the respective categories.

Jack and Helen plan to arrive at the St. Regis Monarch Beach resort on Sunday morning, June 24, with a front-wheel drive 1930 Ruxton.  One of less than 500 built, the Ruxton features unusual horizontal bands of color to emphasize the long-low silhouette of the body. Known as body number 23, this Ruxton generates 100 horsepower, which was a stunning achievement at the time.

Another vehicle from the Nethercutt collection is a 1932 Ford 18 hot rod originally built by legendary hot rod builder Tom “Itchy” Otis. It sports genuine 1932 Ford components on the chassis and body with a 327 c.i.d. Corvette engine with four-speed transmission.

The Nethercutt’s will share their ‘32 Ford Atterbury roadster hot rod at the shop.  Built by Dick “Magoo” Megugorac, it will also be displayed on the green. George & Darcy Atterbury originally commissioned this award-winning ‘32 “Deuce” roadster, which is powered by a supercharged 350 c.i.d. Chevy V8.

To see these three unique classics and more on the golf links of the St. Regis, you can purchase a ticket today at www.danapointconcours.org. Don’t miss your chance to see the best automobiles the West Coast has to offer!

We hope to see you at Southern California’s premiere celebration of automotive elegance!

Surf’s Up, Dude!

When people think of Southern California, a few things come to mind: celebrities, beaches, surfing and of course, incredible cars. This year, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance has teamed up with EventWerks to bring locals a fun day in the sun with its first ever Beach Cruisers Show at the Sea Terrace Park, adjacent to the St. Regis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.

For one magical day, families can kick back and enjoy live music featuring a Tribute to Jimmy Buffet performed by Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band and the reggae sounds of Smoothie Jones and The Red X.  The kiddos can play in the “Kid’s Fun Zone” while the adults relish in the hundreds of Woodies, custom VW’s and assorted Hot Rods on display, overlooking the ocean and Salt Creek Beach.

Don’t worry about leaving with nothing. Beach Cruisers will have numerous vendors selling everything from memorabilia, food, drinks and more, including a variety of delicious items from the Taste of Doheny. Free to the public, this ultimate Southern California beach party will definitely be a day to remember, as it kicks off the 30th annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance weekend.

Want to be a part of the event? The Beach Cruisers Show is open to all vehicles manufactured prior to 1975 and registration is $20. For more information about the event or to register a vehicle in the Beach Cruisers Show, log on to www.beachcruiserscarshow.com.

Don’t forget your board shorts and sun block. It’s going to be RADICAL!


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