Vintage Cars in Palm Springs
Given the population demographics here in the Coachella Valley, there are many Vintage/Classic cars in the Palm Springs area. Old Hollywood celebrities, corporate titans of industry, former Presidents, Ambassadors and well-to-do families. It is not uncommon to see elegant motor cars gliding down Palm Canyon drive, parked along the El Paseo shopping district, or outside an estate in old Las Palmas estates. I would stop short of calling myself a car buff, but nice cars do turn my head. And here is an event with Vintage Cars that may interest you:
The Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance
A Classic Car rally was held in Palm Springs to benefit some local charities. The Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance event was held at the beautiful O'Donnell Golf Club at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains here in Palm Springs. Please note, all photos were taken by Wade Byars for The Desert Sun newspaper.
above: Vintage cars lined up on the pristine golf course. The San Jacinto Mountains are the perfect backdrop for this kind of event.
above: A beautiful hood ornament on a 1936 Packard 120 Custom Convertible Victoria.
above: The first Ferrari racer has a 1947-48 body- she's a beauty!
above: there were a wide variety of classic and vintage cars on exhibit.
above: Weird but interesting, a 1956 BMW Isetta Bubble Window Cabriolet
above: A 1930 Minerva, made in Belgium
above: A 1942 Chrysler Barrelback Woody...looks like something Clark Gable and Joan Crawford would drive to Palm Springs for one of their "getaway weekends"
The neat part of this classic car rally was that the proceeds benefited Animal Samaritans, the Lucy Curci Cancer Center, the College of the Desert, and the Angel Light Academy's Leadership Training Institute. I love it when things like this can be used to help others.