Old Concours poster to be auctioned

Concorse poster

Proving once again that what goes around comes around, a framed poster from the first Palm Springs Vintage Grand Prix and Concours d’Elegance has resurfaced after 30 years. It will be auctioned for charity.

Keith McCormick of Palm Springs created the poster when he produced the Vintage Grand Prix and Concours in December 1985. The poster features a very rare 1952 Ferrari 340 America, a calendar owned by the late Lincoln Cabraloff of Palm Springs, a car worth over ten million dollars today, McCormick said. A 1930 Rolls Royce Phantom 11 also appeared in the shot, which took place at RV Resorts on Ramon Rd, Palm Springs.

McCormick remembers Cabraloff picking him up from outside Las Casuelas restaurant early Sunday morning in the Ferrari. “He sampled a few cocktails by that time and then drove me to the location without stopping for one red light or any stop signs. I was completely in shock. We became friends until his passing.”

The framed poster, one of only 100 printed (this one is signed by Cabroloff), was recently returned to McCormick by Ms. Davon Cabroloff, his daughter. The poster will be auctioned off to benefit the Well in the Desert homeless charity.

McCormick and his family produce the Palm Springs Collector Car Auction, which will be held Nov. 20-22 in Palm Springs.

The poster will be auctioned at the Desert Concorso on Nov. 15 at the Palm Springs stadium, one week prior to the Collector Car Auction. The Concorso will feature over 200 special interest sports cars from England, Germany, Italy and France.

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