Upcoming Events

For a complete list of the year's events, see the Calendar of Events.

Le Cercle Concours d?Elegance

Le Cercle Concours d?Elegance was founded in 1955 by a handful of enthusiasts with a common interest, the love of motor cars. The group evolved from meetings at each other?s homes to Sunday Brunches to a formal Concours event.

In 1959 the moneys from these concours were donated to a charitable group. Throughout the years, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been gathered for the benefit of various charitable organizations in Southern California. In this tradition, Le Cercle is proud to join the City of Hope National Medical Center in this 29th Annual Invitational Concours d?Elegance for 1996. This is always a great Concours which benefits a worthy cause ? the City of Hope National Medical Center.

However, this year?s show is special because the featured marque is Ferrari and the show is honoring Bob Estes as Car Collector of the Year. Also, the event will be at a new location this year ? Loyola Marymount University, located at Loyola Boulevard at West 80th Street in Westchester. To get there from the 405, take the Howard Hughes Parkway offramp. Take Howard Hughes Parkway to Sepulveda, turn left on Sepulveda to 80th Street and turn right on 80th to Loyola Blvd.

Our own board member, Shin Takei is Vice President of the Le Cercle Concours program and is very active in assuring that this will be a phenomenal show for our cars.

All cars, regardless of age, may be displayed but only cars 20 years or older are eligible for judging. The exhibitor entry fee is only $25. Completed entry forms must be submitted by May 23rd. For an entry form or more information about judging and entry please call Fred Bogardus at (310) 410-1022 or Shin Takei at (310) 471-0600.

There will be classes for Ferrari, Antique and Horseless Carriage, British Sports to 1976, Classic Open 1925-1948, Classic Closed 1925-1948, Pre-War European, Post-War European to 1976, Pre-War Rolls Royce and Bentley, Post-War Rolls Royce and Bentley to 1976, Mercedes-Benz to 1976, Porsche to 1976, Corvette to 1976, Mustang to 1976, Cobra/Shelby/Tiger, Thunderbirds to 1976, Pre-War Ford, Post-War Ford to 1976, Italian Sports to 1976, Cadillac to 1976, America Sports Car, Special Interest to 1976, Sports Utility?, Woodies, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Race Cars, Motorcycles, and Exhibition Only.

So, even if you don?t bring your Ferrari to the show, you?ll probably want to attend as a spectator. You?re sure to see many interesting cars and you?ll be helping out the City of Hope at the same time. See you there.

Mark Dee's Santa Paula Indy Event and Train Ride

In the tradition of the late, lamented spring picnics at Hampton Canyon Ranch, which were hosted for the Ferrari Owner?s Club by Mark Dees from 1972 to 1987, Ferrari owners are invited to come again to Santa Paula on Sunday, May 26, 1996 under the auspices of the FCA Southwest Region.

Those of you who were there last year are familiar with the casual, fun, family-oriented format of the modern incarnation of these wonderful events.

Last year Ferraris were there in many shapes, sizes, and colors. On the V-12 front we had Michael Yedor?s red 250GT Lusso, Judd Goldfeder?s silver 330 GTC, a red 330 GT 2+2, Cy Yedor?s blue 365 GTC/4, Jeff Littrell?s red 365 GTC/4, and a green 456 GT that stopped by for a while in the afternoon. Flat 12s were represented by Claudio Szyszkowski?s red 512 BB and Tom Brockmiller?s silver 512 TR. V8s included Marshall Lieb?s gold 308 GT4, a mondial cabriolet, and many 308s and 328s, all red. We hope to see yours this year also.

Either drive up on your own or participate in a Ride and Drive from one of our three departure locations. The destination will be the historic downtown area?s 1887 train depot, the location for many railroad film scenes like those in "Chaplin" and "The T