News


Concours d'Elegance looks for new home outside Stanford

 

For the first time in 38 years the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance is searching for a new home outside its past venue at Stanford's athletic practice fields.

An annual car show that raises funds for local charities, the committee for the 47-year-old event is considering locations in the area from Redwood City to San Jose. Without one, they would "probably close their doors," stated Christine Cheshire, executive director of the Concours, in a press release.

Since its founding by members of the Palo Alto Host Lions Club, the event has raised and donated more than $1.78 million to more than 41 charities.

Criteria for a venue include a minimum of 3 acres of grass, fenced off and serviced by ample parking. It also requires a long-term commitment, similar to that supplied by Stanford University until the school changed its policy.

The Concours historically takes place on the 4th Sunday of June. The Concours has also made yearly donations to Stanford University's Endowment Fund for student scholarships.

— Pierre Bienaime

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Mountain View: French bakery to replace Drunken Lobster
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 2,641 views

A New Way to Think About High Speed Rail
By Steve Levy | 14 comments | 1,781 views

Twenty Years in the Sixties: How an Alcoholic Hippie Became a Self-Giving Servant
By Aldis Petriceks | 0 comments | 1,561 views

Sweet Potato Canapé and Food Party! Holiday Favorites
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 975 views

Couples: Slowing Down & Content and Process Conversation
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 869 views

 

The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

VIEW