Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Newport Harbor Concours d'Elegance

htt One of the really great moments of shooting video was being introduced to Tim Allen of The ATSC which is a wonderful charity for assisting children with emotional problems and broken families in Orange County. Each year they offered a special event to benefit those children. The 20th Annual Newport Coast Concours d'Elegance was an opportunity to record this event.

This highlights reel features the early morning placement of the cars on the Hidden Valley Field Park, Irvine, CA where the judging process of more than 200 vintage and classic automobiles under the direction of Mark Tuttle, Chief Judge took place. Then the announced winners and Best of Show presented by honorary guests Sir Stirling Moss and Lady Moss.

A Concours d'Elegance (French, literally "a competition of elegance") is an event open to both prewar and postwar collector cars in which they are judged for authenticity, function, history, and style. Classes are commonly arranged by type, marque (manufacturer), coachbuilder, country of origin, or time period. Judges select first-, second-, and third-place finishers for each class in the event, and the judges confer the "Best of Show" award on one car from the group of first-place winners. In addition, a group of honorary judges, individuals who have made significant contributions to the automotive industry or motorsports, award a number of subjective awards to recognize standout vehicles regardless of class ribbons, as well as memorial awards created to honor specific automotive industry personages.

Written, produced and edited by Charles Lange with additional camera and visual consultation Howard Koby, Studio 19

1 comment:

  1. Excellent... it's a great thing that these people put so much time and love into restoring, maintaing and showing these vehicles. You can bet their grandkids and their grandkids are going to see your show, not to mention all of their golf buddies and friends. I'm sure the show management will be using your production as a centerpiece of their future promotions. WTG Charles. Interesting to watch. Another great Lange Media Production