Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance: Just Dessert

Palm Springs CA, Feb 24 2013Walking through any Concours Automobile event, the casual observer is generally overwhelmed just at the sheer volume of visual and contextual data pouring into the senses. Color, reflection, lines, curves, angles and design all rolled up in beautiful history and preservation.  It is a fascinating experience to see so much treasure gathered in one location - every time.

Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance

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1931 Chrysler Imperial, Best in Show - Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance 2013

1931 Chrysler Imperial Wins Best in Show

We always appreciate the occasion but don't always appreciate the amount of work that goes into the treasure hunting. Imagine the kind of knowledge, friends, contacts and supporters you would need to have to pull together a multi-faceted show like this. Organizing hundreds of people and cars and details and logistics is surely a big challenge even if everything stages perfectly. Sometimes programs don't follow the set trail; go off in a different direction. You have to work a little harder to get things back on track - just to appear like everything's normal.

Paul Merrigan Founder and Producer Desert Classic Concours

Paul Merrigan, Founder & Producer of Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance

The 6th annual 2013 Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance show, for all its calm and serenity - was one such story of a long and winding road to success. Paul Merrigan - Founder and Producer of the Desert Classic, persevered through some unusual obstacles to produce a fine show devoid of the drama it took to get there. Some people get to have their cake AND eat it too.

1948 Tucker - Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance

1948 Tucker

1949 Volkswagen Hebmulle1949 Volkswagen Hebmulle

1949 Volkswagen Hebmulle - approx. 30 in existence

1934 Bentley 3.5 Litre Park Ward at

1934 Bentley 3.5 Litre Park Ward - known as "The Silent Sportscar"

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by Randy Berg

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