The organizers of the Beverly Hills Tour d’Elegance have announced additional details about the June 20 event. Some 50 rare vehicles will take part in a “display on wheels” through the City of Beverly Hills. The Tour will take place on Father’s Day, the same day that the traditional Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance has been held. The latter–a tradition for more than a quarter of a century–is set to return in full force in 2022.
This year, the Tour will offer the chance to celebrate Father’s Day with the entire family, while maintaining distancing from the crowds that have always surrounded the Concours event.
“We are excited to return to Beverly Hills this Father’s Day with a lineup of some of the greatest cars ever produced,” said event founder Bruce Meyer. “More importantly, we are thrilled to begin the return to normal with a fun, free, family-friendly event which will support our local first responders. They have supported all of us through the last year and now we have an opportunity to give back.”
The Tour will feature European classics, American muscle cars, pre-war cars, race cars and the latest luxury and exotic offerings from Ferrari, McLaren and Rolls-Royce. Organizers have also promised surprise celebrity drivers in vehicles such as the Beverly Hills Fire Department’s own 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine.
Spectators are invited to come to Beverly Hills to enjoy the Tour from the city’s iconic streets and landmarks. A detailed route will be released in the next few weeks, and will be published in the Courier.
City officials are clearly pleased that legendary events are returning, albeit in a slightly different format.
“It’s been a long year since we could celebrate events in Beverly Hills. On this Father’s Day, we join 50 wonderful classic cars on the road back towards normalcy, while raising funds for our first responders, such a great first step. I can’t wait to see the residents and visitors enjoying the Tour d’Elegance on June 20th,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Robert Wunderlich.
Organizers added that Wunderlich himself will be behind the wheel of one of the Tour vehicles.
Onlookers will be able to see the Tour between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. as the vehicles move westbound on Burton Way between San Vicente Boulevard and Rexford Drive, southbound on Beverly Drive between Lomitas Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, and on Canon Drive between South Santa Monica and Dayton Way. Visitors are encouraged to view the tour from public sidewalks or from the outdoor seating of local restaurants and to remain appropriately distanced while watching.
The Tour d’Elegance will benefit two extremely worthy causes, the Beverly Hills Police Officers Association and the Beverly Hills Firefighters’ Association. Both provide assistance to first responders injured in the line of duty, maintain scholarship funds for their children and more. For more information, visit rodeodrive-bh.com/rodeo-drive-recommends/.