Classics for Charity VIII in Beverly Hills

Article by Wally Clark   

Photos by author and Tex Otto

On March 18th Beverly Hills Mercedes Benz opened up their dealership for a large charity car show.  The feature this year was two fold; cars of Otis Chandler?s collection and cars of the Petersen Automotive Museum.  A large crowd enjoyed the displays of antique cars, hot rods, classics, and motorcycles.  Special displays were from Tillack & Co., which in addition to the Ferraris were race cars and cars under restoration.  Another special display was of motorcycles by the famous Arlen Ness.  A rare appearence by Jay Leno was made on his "jet motorcycle," a turbine powered machine that has to be seen and heard to be believed! 

The Ferrari class was well represented and was composed of mostly late model cars. Several FCA members served as judges.

The winners were:  First in class for early cars (pre ?74) was Randy Reiss? fly yellow 250 SWB. Second place went to Bill Inglis? 330 GTC. First place in the late class went to Walter Meyer?s 348TB Series Speciale and second place went to Carlos Amato's 308GTS.

 Some of the cars on display were a 250 Boano of Greg Garrison, a 400i Cabrio of Rod Stewart, and a brand new 360 Modena Challenge car from Michael Lederman and Ogner Motorcars.