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Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance 2011
Saturday, June 25th Kicks off the Weekend Charity Event with "The Drive"


Bring your car to "The Drive" and join the fun!
Name of Event: Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance "The Drive"
Participation fee: $85.00 per person, including lunch
Lunch Only: $35.00 per person
Registration: Opens at 8:00 AM
Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Drive Ends: 1:00 PM at AutoVino in Menlo Park for lunch
Website: The Drive
Address: 360 Oak Road, Stanford, CA 94305

Join us for an exhilarating open road ride through the beautiful coastal backroads of the San Francisco peninsula to the Pacific Coast and back through the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains. Both registered Concours exhibitors and dedicated (non-competing) car buffs are welcomed to participate.

The Drive has been recognized as one of the best one-day automobile tours on the West Coast. The 75-mile rally is a guaranteed thrill for both participants and route spectators experiencing the cars in their element, the open road. A participation fee of $85.00 per person includes coffee and snacks at the departure point, catered lunch, a souvenir route map, and gift bag. If you'd like to join everyone for lunch, but not go on The Drive, you're welcome to meet the group at AutoVino, 205 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park at 1:00 PM. The "luncheon only" fee is $35.00 and includes wine tasting upon arrival, and wine with lunch.

The departure point is the Concours field, at the corner of Stock Farm and Oak Road on the Stanford Campus. Coffee and snacks will be provided, and entrants can socialize and pose with their cars for a group photo. At 9:00 AM the CHP will assist The Drive's departure. Faster cars will lead the way through some of Northern California's most breathtaking and scenic countryside.

The Drive ends at the famed "AutoVino" in Menlo Park, a posh state-of-the-art automobile, wine, and cigar club for a delicious catered lunch and charity drawing.

For an additional $65.00 per person or $120.00 per couple, Saturday's festivities continue into the evening with The Dinner, a fun-filled affair of exquisite food and drink, silent auction, and a 50/50 drawing. The Dinner is being hosted in the Patrons Pavilion on the Concours field.

Be sure to reserve early, as space is limited. For more information, go to: http://www.paconcours.com/drive/overview.html or contact Dan Stoner at (415) 515-4935.

If any registered competitors in this year's Concours event should tie in class competition, registration and participation in The Drive will serve as a tie breaking element.

All net proceeds from this charity event go the American Diabetes Association to promote awareness, as well as benefiting over 40 Palo Alto Lions Club local community charities.

Palo Alto Concours Drive