Photos courtesy Dana Point Concours and RM Auctions
The inclusion of motorcycles on the show field at St. Regis Monarch Beach Golf Course was only supposed to be a one-time thing for the Dana Point Concours D’Elegance in 2010. But, as Jeff Spellens, president of the Dana Point event, noted, “The response was so incredible that collector motorcycles have become an integral part of the two-day event since.” Motorcycle judging classes have now reached 20 different categories, in addition to the 28-car judging classes, and this year the concours will feature Ducatis.
Scheduled to be displayed on the show field will be a 1955 Ducati 125 Bialbero Gran Prix with the Taglione-designed 125cc twin-cam engine. It is part of the first twin-cam graduation from the Ducati factory.
Also on the show field will be a 1966 Monza 250, a bike built strictly for the American market and only produced for two years. Inside the motorcycle pavilion, a 1970 Desmo 350 will be displayed, another Taglione-designed with the desmodromic valve system that became a Ducati engine staple for decades.
Tickets for the June 23-24 event are available for $30 online or $35 at the gate on the days of the event. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit DanaPointConcours.org.