Danville Concours 2011

The Danville Streets Were Filled With Cars & Car Enthusiasts Sunday August 18th.

The 7th annual Danville 2011 Concours d’Elegance was held Sunday August 18th with hundreds of people attending from all over the East Bay. The draw to the event is the cars. The streets of downtown Danville were lined with cars from all vintages and a few boats thrown in for good measure.

The sole purpose of this event is to support Parkinsons’ Research with all contributions going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Parkinson’s affects over 5,000,000 people worldwide . It is estimated that in the United States, approximately 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year.  This disease has no age discrimination. Michael Fox was diagnosed at the age of 29. I think the difference between this foundation and others–all the money donated goes towards research, and run by volunteers with very little overhead.

At present there is no cure for Parkinson’s and is why the Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure. To learn more about the organization, visit Team Fox

The Danville Concours event was fee to all attendees, with the hope that those attending would give a donation of either $5, $10 or $20. I had the pleasure of being a volunteer at the event greeting people and asking for donations for which they received either a bracelet, event program or t-shirt. People were so generous. As of today I don’t have the total amount donated, and what we do know that this year’s contributions doubled from last year. Most of the volunteers at the entry gates were real estate agents – and we know how engaging we all can be.

Here is a sample of some of the cars. To See more click on the video below and share any comments you might have. Keep in mind I am not a professional photographer and used my little Cannon Camera to capture take pictures.

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Watch the video — capture the moment.


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