New Learjet 85 to Land on Rodeo Drive During Concours d’Elegance


The Rodeo Drive Committee has chosen its theme for its annual Concours d’Elegance, and 2013 has been dubbed “The Jet Age.”

To celebrate the Learjet’s golden anniversary on June 16 — Father’s Day — a mock-up of the new Lear85 business jet will land on Rodeo Drive, joining tail-finned cars of the ’50s and ’60s on the 200 block of Beverly Hills’ most famous street.It won’t be complete, of course — no one would want its wings to crash into some of the city’s toniest stores like Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and Versace.

Says Concours chairman Bruce Meyer: “We are very excited to honor Learjet’s golden anniversary. The Jet Age marked a time when carmakers from post-World War II through the arrival of the super sonic Concorde in the ’70s redesigned their automobiles to highlight the most extreme designs reflecting streamlining and speed. We will display a thrilling exhibit reflecting these often outrageous designs.”

The show runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 16.

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