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Rodeo Drive. One of, if not the most, iconic streets in the world. Known primarily for it’s shopping, dinning, and celebrity sightings, people from all over the globe flock to the famed street on a daily basis. But for one day a year, something different takes center stage. For the last 26 years, the City of Beverly Hills has celebrated Fathers Day by hosting what’s become one if the premier car shows in the country, the Rodeo Drive Concours. We at O’Gara Coach, one of the shows largest contributors, decided this was the perfect time and location to celebrate something of our own, the 100th year Anniversary of Bentley. Below is a recap of the incredible weekend and all the experiences we were able to provide.
On Sunday, February 10, O’Gara Coach Beverly Hills hosted its first Sunset GT of 2019 at Sunset Plaza. Sunset GT welcomed the car community to experience a cars and coffee featuring Los Angeles’s most exclusive collection of exotic and luxury vehicles. Despite morning rain in the forecast, the sold-out show attracted over 500 spectators.
On Tuesday evening, McLaren Beverly Hills, in conjunction with McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, joined forces to celebrate the ‘Racing Through the Ages’ collection. This worldwide exclusive event unveiled six one-of-a-kind vehicles by MSO, commissioned by McLaren Beverly Hills, through a special evening of entertainment hosted by magician Frankie Foti and actor Aldis Hodge.
Upon arrival guests were taken through a branded maze of McLaren luxury sportscars and super cars, enhanced by 3D elements and an array of paneled walls with images from the iconic British brand. The grand reveal presented by Aldis Hodge in conjunction with co-host Frankie Foti featured a series of incredible magic tricks, from fog smoke to key appearances, designed to unveil each of the six bespoke MSO vehicles which had been until then disguised under black stealth sheets.
On Sunday morning, O’Gara Coach Beverly Hills hosted Sunset Granturismo, bringing LA’s car community together to enjoy a morning of cars and coffee at Sunset Plaza. Once again, Sunset GT brought out some of the newest, rarest and most extraordinary vehicles in the automotive industry. This month’s theme celebrated McLaren Special Operations (MSO) with an “MSO Takeover”, showcasing two McLaren Senna, a McLaren 570S GT4 and a McLaren P1. In addition, car aficionados had the chance to view the new McLaren 600LT, and several McLaren 675LT, McLaren 650s and McLaren 720s. For the occasion, Fred Durst, vocalist of Limp Bizkit, was spinning Holiday tracks as guest DJ.
Over 160 cars were in attendance, with 12 Aston Martins including the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, 12 Bentleys, one Bugatti EB110GT, 40 Ferraris including the rare 1972 yellow Daytona Spyder, one Ford GT, 38 Lamborghinis, 42 McLarens, 28 of which are by MSO, and 15 Rolls-Royce.
This month, Aston Martin Beverly Hills took over Los Angeles for a weekend drive. Beginning at the Beverly Hills Showroom, a fleet of Beverly Hills’ most coveted cars drove in a convoy throughout Los Angeles. The Aston Martin fleet swept along LA’s famed Rodeo Drive and past the palm tree lined streets of Beverly Hills, making a stop at the Beverly Hills Hotel before continuing along the winding roads of Sunset Boulevard.
Everyone loves a movie night, and at McLaren Beverly Hills, we wanted to take the movie-going experience to the next level for our private screening of “McLaren.” The documentary provided a glimpse into the legacy of Bruce McLaren, his F1 racing career and personal life. We were privileged to have Amanda McLaren, Bruce’s only child, as our host for the evening!