Here's something big to look forward to over the weekend: the combination of hot cars, haute couture, tasty hors d'oeuvres (and larger plates) and cool wines. It starts Saturday with the Prelude d'Elegance and ends Sunday with the Capitol Concours d'Elegance.
The Prelude is the preview event for the 18th annual Concours, both sponsored by Wells Fargo.
At the Prelude, bites and sips will be served as models show off the latest in fashions by Los Angeles designer Tiana Vega at the unveiling of her Concours d'Elegance Collection.
The fashions will reflect the era of each of the 10 cars on display. Among them will be a 1929 Pierce-Arrow, 1935 LaSalle, 1941 Lincoln, 1955 Thunderbird, 1963 Corvette, 1970 Shelby Mustang and a 1980 Ferrari Testarossa. Guests are encouraged to chat with Vega and the car owners.
The Prelude will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento. Tickets are $40; all proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California and the California Automobile Museum.
The Capitol Concours d'Elegance will feature displays of more than 100 rare and classic cars (pictured here). Three marques will be highlighted: "Cars of Hollywood," "Cars of 1962" and "Streamliners," pre-World War II autos that were ahead of their time in aerodynamic styling.
Attendees can nosh from 10 food trucks while watching artists use their brushes and paints to put images of the metal masterpieces onto canvases. Music will be courtesy of the Sacramento Youth Symphony.
The Capitol Concourse will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday along Capitol Mall between Fourth and Ninth streets in Sacramento. Tickets are $20.
For more information: (916) 933-4056, www.capitolconcours.org.