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1940 Harley-Davidson WLA

1940 Harley-Davidson WLA

The Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle WeekTM, featuring the celebrated Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, ® will present a special collection of exciting and rare Harley-Davidsonmotorcycles to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the legendary company. The group will be displayed at this weekend’s Concours on Sunday, June 23 from 9:30am-4:00pm at the Monarch Beach Golf Links, adjacent to the acclaimed St. Regis Monarch Beach.

The Harley-Davidson story all began in 1901, when, at the age of 21, William S. Harley completed a blueprint of a single cylinder engine that would fit on a bicycle. By 1904, the company swung into full production. In the years that followed, Harley and Arthur Davidson experienced a meteoric rise to fame, propelled by the brilliant and inventive design of these talented men. Initially used as racing bikes, the company quickly expanded their market, embedding themselves into American culture with their image of determination and hard grit. Today, the Harley-Davidson name still stands as a symbol of individuality.

The celebration of 110 years of Harley-Davidson is occurring alongside an assortment of other stunning motorcycles from the 1938 Brough Superior SS100 to the 1973 Kawasaki H1 500 MACK III.

We’re pleased to host such a fantastic collection of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. These iconic motorcycles will showcase the company’s heritage by recognizing the brand’s passion for freedom, self-expression and adventure. Don’t miss out on this unique display!





The Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle WeekTM, featuring the celebrated Dana Point Concours d’Elegance®, is revving up its engines to support three extremely deserving groups of Marine Corps charities including Semper Fi Fund, MARSOC (U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command) Foundation and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Each charity will receive a portion of the proceeds raised during the week-long automotive celebration held June 21-23, 2013, adjacent to the acclaimed St. Regis Monarch Beach resort.

The celebration will also include an exclusive tour of Camp Pendleton, the Corps’s largest West Coast expeditionary training facility. The tour will leave the St. Regis Monarch Beach and follow the historic Basilone Road, which is not open to civilian traffic, and wind its way through the 125,000 acre training facility and end at Camp Pendleton. At the base camp, tour members will be treated to a full-day of activities including a rare opportunity to cruise through the base, enjoy lunch at the School of Infantry (SOI – West) mess hall, and end the day with a private dining experience at the respected Pacific Views Event Center.

More about the charities:

Semper Fi Fund: The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (SFF) provides immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Semper Fi Fund gives financial relief to post 9/11 service members for hospitalization and recovery requirements, as well as assistance for those with long term perpetuating needs. The Semper Fi Fund acts quickly in a service member’s greatest time of need with a 24 to 72 hour response time for resources. Since establishing the organization in 2004, the Semper Fi Fund team has issued more than 55,000 grants totaling $72 million to more than 9,100 of our heroes and their families.

MARSOC Foundation: The MARSOC Foundation was established in 2011 to provide benevolent support to active duty and medically retired MARSOC personnel and their families, as well as to the families of Marines who lost their lives in service to the United States of America. Today, MARSOC is deployed in more than 40 countries around the world, and the Foundation aims to meet the needs unmet by the government with an emphasis on building personal and family resiliency and supporting the full reintegration of MARSOC Marines and Sailors following wounds, injuries and extended deployments. To date, the foundation has delivered over $81,000 in assistance to MARSOC personnel and their families.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Marine and Navy Corpsmen attending accredited community colleges, universities, and vocational/technical institutions, with particular attention given to those with a parent who was killed or wounded in action, or who have demonstrated financial need. The Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, having awarded more than 30,000 scholarships valued at over $75 million since 1962.

To purchase tickets for the week’s events – including the Rallye Basilone Historic Tour – please visit Event information can also be found on Facebook and Twitter (@DPointConcours).

Complimentary tickets to Sunday’s Concours are available to active military and DOD personnel, as well as $15 tickets for their family.

Please join us as we honor those in the armed forces and their families at Southern California’s premier automotive and motorcycle event!

Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle Weekend Kicks-off Fourth of July Festivities by Honoring the U.S. Military

Image provided by Cpl. Christopher Duncan

Image provided by Cpl. Christopher Duncan

The Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle WeekendTM and the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance® are scheduled to host thousands of collector car and vintage motorcycle enthusiasts from across Southern California two weeks before Fourth of July festivities get underway.

To kick-off the patriotic celebration that will sweep through Orange County, the Dana Point Concours team will honor U.S. military men and women at home and overseas through its 2013 theme: “Salute to Military: Past & Present War Vehicles,” from Friday, June 21, to Sunday, June 23.

Besides offering active duty military and DOD personnel free admission (and a $15 discounted ticket for a friend or family member) to Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance on the Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St. Regis Monarch Beach resort, the Concours team will also display some of the most impressive and rare military vehicles ever used in combat.

And that’s just part of the amazing surprise! The Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle WeekendTM and U.S. Marine Corps Installations – West / Marine Corps Base have teamed up to host a never-before-offered, guided tour of the West Coast’s largest U.S. military base on June 21. Only a select group (200 to be exact) of vehicles who sign up for the Rallye Basilone Historic Tour will have the opportunity to cruise down the famous Basilone Road, which was named after the only Marine to be awarded both the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor during WWII – U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant  John Basilone.

Jumping out of your seat yet!? We are! We hope you will join us for the inaugural Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle WeekendTM!

As a reminder, the Rallye Basilone Historic Tour is set up on a first come, first serve basis until all seats are filled!

To learn more, visit

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For years, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance® has been the epicenter of the collector car celebration in Southern California. Now, for its 31st year, the team has expanded the Concours d’Elegance into a three-day event – The Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle WeekendTM.

As part of the celebration, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance® will honor the 100th anniversary of the Duesenberg as the featured automobile marque during Sunday’s event, while the Harley-Davidson will be honored for its 110th anniversary as the featured motorcycle marque. Other special car classes include:

  • 100th Anniversary of Aston Martin
  • 50th Anniversary of Porsche 911
  • 25th Anniversary of the BMW M3 in the U.S.
  • Factory Concept Show Cars

We’re also proud to announce some returning activities which have been a huge hit, including the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance® Art Exhibit and Saturday evening’s Concours Reception. But, we’re even more excited to tell you that new, family-friendly activities are in the works for the festival, including a never-before-seen guided tour of one of the West Coast’s most revered U.S. military bases.

Stay tuned as we send out announcements and updates via our blog and social media accounts in the next couple of weeks!

We hope you can join us for another fabulous year of cool classic rides, vintage two-wheelers and camaraderie among fellow gear heads.

Happy Holidays from your friends at the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance

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1966 Ducati 250 Monza

Motorcycle enthusiasts are a unique breed. They revel in the little things, like the adrenaline rush of taking a sharp turn, the wind sweeping through their hair and the feel of wrapping their fingers around the handle bars grips. Those are the sensations that motorcycle enthusiasts live for when they get on a Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Ariel, Honda or any two-wheeler machine. It’s a freedom that no convertible or V8 muscle car can provide. It’s the pure enjoyment of letting the little rebellious voice inside lead you down the highway or the road less traveled.

To celebrate this motorcycle culture, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance have added several new motorcycle classes for the 2012 event, scheduled June 23-24, at the St. Regis Monarch Beach golf links. More than 50 vintage motorcycles from the early 1900s to the late ‘70s will adorn the golf links, each competing for top awards in 20 different motorcycle classes.

To add to the excitement of the weekend, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance will also honor 86 years of Ducati high performance, one of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers. Ducati will be the featured motorcycle marque of the weekend, and there will be no shortage of ultra-cool vintage Ducati bikes on the green.

1965 Ducati 250 Mach I

A few of the most interesting include:

  • A 1955 Ducati 125 Bialbero Gran Prix sporting a 125 cc Twin Cam engine; it is one of the original group of motorcycles equipped with the first Twin Cam motor designed by Chief Engineer at Ducati Fabio Taglione
  • A 1966 Ducati Monza 250 manufactured for the American market; this Monza 250 was a barn find in Indiana before the current owner purchased and restored it
  • A 350 cc single cylinder 1970 350 Desmo;  a trademark of the Ducati brand, the Desmodromic valve system was introduced in 1970 with a head that operates the valves without valve springs
  • A 1965 Ducati 250 Mach I Desmo that was restored to excellent condition

Interested in seeing even more motorcycle marques at our event? Don’t let this event speed by your to-do list. Purchase your ticket today! The price for a general admission ticket is just $30 online and $35 at the gate.

See you this summer!

30th Annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance Celebrates Automotive Legends of Yesterday and Today

Approaching its 30th anniversary, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance will celebrate the past, present and future of classic cars and vintage motorcycles in a truly unique way.  With 2012 marking 50 years of Shelby American Inc., the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance chose “Legends of Le Mans: Racing in the ’60s” as the theme to celebrate years of competitive racing among the world’s best automotive Marques.

The 1960s were legendary in the automotive industry with names like Shelby, Ferrari, Porsche, Lotus and Alfa Romeo.  Each competed for the coveted first place trophy during the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans.  This year’s theme will bring back not only racing nostalgia for veteran collectors and racers, but also excitement to the novice enthusiast, now entering the hobby.

We want you to be a part of our historic Shelby and Le Mans celebration.  If you own a vintage race car or Shelby, enter it today!  The Dana Point Concours will introduce special classes for exhibitors to participate, including the Legends of Le Mans Race Car class and the Shelby Cars class.

And what better way to bring the golden era of racing to life than to have a legendary automotive icon (and racer in his own right) honored during the two-day event.  Known as one of the greatest ambassadors to the collector car hobby, Bruce Meyer will be honored as the 30th Annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance’s Automotive Icon.

No stranger to European roads and tracks, Meyer has driven in the Italian “Mille Meglia,” the French “Tour Auto,” the UK’s “Goodwood Festival of Speed” and on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the U.S.

With excitement mounting for this milestone year, the Dana Point Concours team is working diligently to bring visitors an experience they’ll never forget.

The Dana Point Concours d’Elegance would like to invite you to be its guest!


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