Monday, February 23, 2009

Cars Of The Stars Cruise Into Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Palm Springs, California, is about turn into the mecca of the most luxurious cars owned by stars.

This Sunday (Mar. 1), the 2nd Annual Desert Classic Concours D’Elegance is cruising into town, where classic car nuts can check out more than 150 immaculate rides, including cars once owned by some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

Paul Merrigan, founder of Concours D’Elegance, says the lineup includes a 1917 Pierce Arrow Roadster owned by early musical comedy king George M. Cohan, which is valued highly for it’s engineering.

Other autos on display include a 1927 Pierce Arrow Cabriolet purchased by MGM founder Louis B. Mayer and used by Humphrey Bogart, Lana Turner, and Jean Harlow, and a luxurious, 1958 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham first owned by power players like Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, and John Wayne.

According to Merrigan, Palm Springs is the perfect place for the event because celebs have been frequenting the posh resort town for decades.

He says old school stars like Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, and Cary Grant were known to cruise around the area in their fancy cars.

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