By far my most favorite auto show in the Los Angeles area has got to be the Rancho Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance. This is a tightly curated show, few if any basic rides, it focuses on the premiere rides of days gone by. Two categories, restored and survivors that they call “Preservation” that are all original and just detailed out to show quality.
Chrome, chrome and more chrome is the theme of the pre-1974 cars that will be on on parade Saturday 9/20 in Duarte at 9AM. The parade route will be on Huntington Drive between Cotter and Mount Olive Drive. that is part of old Route 66. All the details you need can be found on the Duarte Route 66 Parade & Classic Car site.
After the parade the cars will be on display on Royal Oaks Park located at 2627 Royal Oaks Drive and Los Lomas Road in Duarte.
There will be a couple of other activities going on. One is the crafts show taking place in part of the park. New this year is the Marching Band competition with awards for the local schools that participate. There will be ample food tents. Parking in that area can be difficult and my suggestion is to move to the east of the park on Royal Oaks and park on a side street.
Pic by me of an mid-1960’s Vintage Amphicar taken at the show in 2006. The Amphicar was a little Italian job that you could actually drive into a calm lake or river and use it as a boat!