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The Hillsborough (California) Concours d’ Elegance

Plenty of 911-based cars were entered in the Concours
Plenty of 911-based cars were entered in the Concours

The Hillsborough (California) Concours d’ Elegance, on 21 July 2019, has been held for 63 years. It started in 1956 and is reportedly the longest running consecutive (in years) Concours in existence. It is held in Hillsborough California, a well-to-do suburb south of San Francisco. It’s well supported by local companies and organisations, in fact it is put on to support local charities, so it is well received by the community.

Judging starts in the 356 section
Judging starts in the 356 section

This year it has turned into a three-day event. The Friday night was a cocktail reception at the Candy Store in Burlingame California which is a car storage club for exotic cars. Bruce Canepa of Santa Cruz, who owns and runs a restoration business was the featured speaker. This was followed on Saturday by a Tour D’ Elegance road rally with lunch at a local private home. Sunday was the actual Concours event, held at the Crystal Springs Golf club in Hillsborough California, a beautiful venue in the hills near Interstate Highway 280 South of the San Francisco Airport. The weather was perfect, sunny and warm.

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