Vintage vehicles and new breed muscle
cars will be on display at the first ever Malibu Concours By The Sea event Sunday at Bluffs Park.
By Stephen Dorman/ Special to The Malibu Times
Bluffs Park will be the site of the first ever Malibu Concours By The Sea event on July 31. The event will feature a vintage car and boat show, celebrity car show, demonstrations for children featuring Malibu resident Fireball Tim, a history of surfing exhibit with an emphasis on legendary local surfers, and food from several local restaurants.
Local resident Andy Cohen, president of Beverly Hills Classic Cars, who has produced a similar event called Concours on Rodeo for the past 25 years, is producing the Malibu Concours By The Sea.
“The whole idea is to do a great event in Malibu that is for families,” Cohen said. “I’ve been working with the city to try and get permission for about a year. It’s going to be fun stuff for kids and for families and hopefully a great day.”
Cars on display at the Concours will include American classics, British, European classics, Ferrari, French, German, hot rods, Italian, muscle cars, race cars, sports cars, vintage race cars, vintage motorcycles, as well as bicycles and scooters.
Vintage wooden boats from the ’30s through the ’60s will also be on display.
Paul Adams, director of the Malibu Parks and Recreation Department, said the Concours By The Sea event was the largest permit-issued event by the city during his nine years in office. Adams added that he had talked to the City of Beverly Hills and was told they’ve had a “tremendously good experience” with Cohen and the events he’s put on over the years.
“That gave a lot of confidence to myself and to the [parks] commission that [Cohen] was somebody who knew what he was doing and we could trust to come into the facilities and not mess it up,” Adams said.
In addition to paying the necessary permit fees, Cohen has also guaranteed three local organizations-the Malibu division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Department, along with the Malibu Parks and Recreation Fund-each a $10,000 donation from the proceeds of the event.
The Malibu Concours By The Sea will take place July 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. A free shuttle service will also be available.
More information or a classic car entry form can be downloaded by visiting the event’s official Web site at www.malibuconcours.com, or by calling 310.360.6900.