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Thursday, 05 October 2017 18:12

A Visit to the Niello Concours d'Elegance

By Dan Clarke

Music was playing as I walked onto the lawn. It wasn’t a live band, but the sound system was good enough that I couldn’t be sure.

Sunday, 02 August 2015 00:08

Serrano Concours Set for October

Classics at Serrano Concours Picmonkey

TASTE News Service August 2, 2015 - Niello Concours at Serrano will celebrate its 12th anniversary on October 4, 2015. The setting will be Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills, just east of Sacramento. Featured will be Cadillac automobiles and a salute to 60 years of Ferrari in America.

Deemed last year’s Best of Show was a 1952 Bentley Mark VI convertible entered by Leon Garoyan of Davis, California. Among the other presentations were the Honorary Judges Award, which went to Raymond Lacy III of Arcata for his 1957 Triumph TR 3. The Tour Award was taken by Lynn Kissel of Cameron Park who drove his 1933 Pierce Arrow. Scott Schneider’s 1959 Porsche 356 D Convertible received the nod as the Richard Niello Sr. Outstanding Porsche. Meguiar’s Best Finish Award went to the 1960 Chrysler 300 F entered by Frank Messina. The Most Elegant Motor Car accolade went to the 1938 Mercedes 540K Special Roadster of Roger Orton of Sacramento. Another Mercedes, a 1957 300 SL roadster entered by Ted Voight of Pebble Beach was the SCCA 2014 High Point Championship winner. More information about the 2015 edition of this event can be found at http://www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com.

Editor’s Note: If you’ll be visiting the Sacramento or Sierra Foothills area for this event, check out the listings in 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 Wineries and Craft Beer producers in the area.

Niello Concours 2014 Poster Picmonkey

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.

Maserati grill at 36 Handles PicmonkeyAnother 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.

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