Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
May 21, 2018

The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance has accepted the first round of applicants for its 25th annual Father’s Day show. Included are some of the American auto industry’s greatest hits, spanning over a century of production. Included in the mix are two very different but very significant Fords; a 1966 Shelby G.T. 350H and a 1915 Ford Speedster.

Anybody reading this is most likely aware of the Shelby G.T. 350H, the 289 hi-po Mustangs that were built by Shelby for Hertz rental car company back in 1966, with its distinctive black-with-gold-stripes paint scheme. For a time, Hertz advertised the cars as “rent-a-racers,” marketing them to amateur drivers who would rent the cars for weekend SCCA events. There will be one at the Father’s Day Rodeo Drive Concours among all the exotics and rare sports cars that you can imagine would be owned by Hollywood’s elites.

Bruce Meyer, Chairman of the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, said, “For 25 years, American classics have been an integral part of our Father’s Day tradition and are always among the most popular vehicles on display. We’re planning another great selection this year, which will be bigger and better than ever as we celebrate our silver anniversary.”

The show is free for spectators, but if you are in Southern California and want to enter a car, check out We’ll be there covering the show while sipping wine and chowing on expensive cheese, so make sure to check back after Father’s Day for coverage!