Greystone Mansion is one of only a few nationally registered historic landmarks in Southern California and on May 5 the entire Mansion will be open to attendees of the 2013 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance, including seldom-seen wings such as the speakeasy and billiards. Greystone has been featured in dozens of motion picture and television productions, including The Big Lebowski, Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise, Eraserhead and There Will Be Blood. The latter’s grisly penultimate scene was filmed in the rarely open-to-public Greystone bowling alley.
“This is a remarkable opportunity for history buffs, cinema fans and people interested in Los Angeles pop culture,” says Cindy Brynan, director of the Greystone Concours. “Of course, our Concours provides an unparalleled experience for automobile and motorcycle aficionados, but folks might not realize what a unique opportunity it is to be able to explore all of Greystone.” World-class Beverly Hills businesses are partnering with the Concours to offer hotel and restaurant packages to ticket holders. Ticket sales are online at www.greystoneconcours.org, and the site is also a portal for exclusive hotel packages from The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Montage Beverly Hills, The Avalon Hotel and the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel as well as prix fixe dinner offers from Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Bouchon Bistro, Scarpetta and Fleming’s Beverly Hills.
The event is an annual fundraiser for the ongoing restoration and preservation of Greystone. This year’s event will honor the 60th anniversary of the Corvette and the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Porsche 911 RS as well as present classes featuring 135 pre-war European and American classics plus a full field of motorcycles.
Admission tickets are all-inclusive and provide admission to the Concours along with gourmet food, soft and hard beverages, free expert-led lectures on the history of the Beverly Hills Hotel and tabloid scandals in Beverly Hills, a commemorative program and poster, a fashion show sponsored by Concorso Italiano, awards ceremony and access to the high-end vendor marketplace. Each ticket also includes convenient, off-site parking, shuttle service and two-for-one entrance to the Peterson Automotive Museum. To enhance the atmosphere, ticket sales are strictly limited to 3000.
Gooding & Company and the Petersen Automotive Museum—Founding Sponsors of the Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance—are joined this year by gracious sponsors including Tiffany & Co., Auto Gallery, Chubb Insurance, Ferrari Financial Services and O’Gara Coach. The Greystone Concours d’Elegance is produced by the City of Beverly Hills with the support of Friends of Greystone. The 2013 Greystone Concours d’Elegance will take place Sunday, May 5, 2013