TASTE News Service May 30, 2014 – Featured marque at the 2014 edition of the Niello Concours d'Elegance will be Packard. The show will also be celebrating Maserati's 100th anniversary. Serrano, just east of Sacramento in El Dorado Hills, is the host venue for the October 5th gathering.
A series of low-key events for car owners and car appreciators defined as Concours Raduno are summer preliminaries to the main event. These will be held at locations not too far from Serrano and are casual affairs where people can enjoy a drink and an appetizer and maybe hear a little music while admiring some beautiful cars. The locations include 36 Handles Pub and Eatery on White Rock Rd. in El Dorado Hills on June 10, the Design Galleria by Valentine on Fair Oaks Blvd. in Sacramento July 8 and Grebitus Jewelers at the Palladio in Folsom on August 5th.
Another opportunity to preview some of these beautiful automobiles will come on October 3rd, just two days before the Niello Concours, when Northridge Country Club hosts Viva L'Auto Gala, a fund raiser for Sacramento Children's Home Crisis Nurseries. Further information about the Niello Concours d'Elegance can be found at www.theconcours.net.
Editor's note: If you are planing to visit the Sacramento/El Dorado Hills area for any of these events, you may want to check out the Central Valley and Gold Country sections of Taste California Travel's Resource Directory. There you will find links to the websites of hundreds of Lodging and Dining options, as well as links to area wineries and craft beer purveyors.