Celebrating 10 Years!






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DANVILLE D’ELEGANCE FOUNDATIONP.O.BOX 242 DANVILLE, CA 94526 501(c)(3) ; Tax ID : 263096910

2004–2014 Celebrating 10 Years!

Event Overview


Danville Concours d’Elegance is a two-day fund raising event supporting the quest to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease and stop Parkinson’s in its tracks. To ensure the largest amount of money donated to this charity, this event is planned, supported, and run completely by a team of volunteers, whose lives have been touched by Parkinson’s Disease, and by the generous support of our corporate and personal sponsors. To date, this event has raised more than $2 million for Parkinson’s research and patient care.

It is estimated that 6.3 million people worldwide, of which 1.5 million Americans, age 50 and over, have Parkinson’s and this number is increasing. While the majority of those diagnosed with Parkinson’s are inflicted with late-onset (after the age of 40), early-onset (before the age of 40) impacts between 5-10% of the total Parkinson’s population. Parkinson’s research depends on National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and private donations, so we need your help!

Our two day event, now in its tenth year, begins with our “Tour d’Elegance” which is an exciting round-trip rally style tour from Danville/Lafayette area, through some of the most spectacular winding roads in the greater Bay Area, including a catered lunch stop. Later Saturday evening is our annual Gala Dinner and Live Auction at The Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville, California. Our Gala dinner attracts over 300 prominent community leaders and corporate decision makers.

The following day is our crown jewel, the Danville Concours d’Elegance. This specialty auto show, held on the streets of downtown Danville, CA, is open to the public to raise funds for Parkinson’s research and patient care. Over 8,000 people typically attend this free event, which includes over 250 performance and collectable autos, wooden boats, food, wine tasting, a silent auction, great music, raffles, and impromptu celebrity appearances.


The mission of the Danville d’Elegance Foundation is to support organizations in the quest to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease through research and patient care.

Our two primary beneficiaries are the globally recognized Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and The Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale, California.


“Tour d’Elegance” and “Thrill Ride”: Saturday September 20, 2014

Danville d’Elegance Gala Dinner and Live Auction: Saturday, September 20, 2014 Blackhawk Auto Museum, Danville CA

Danville Concours d’Elegance: Sunday, September 21, 2014 Downtown Danville


DANVILLE D’ELEGANCE FOUNDATIONP.O.BOX 242 DANVILLE, CA 94526 501(c)(3) ; Tax ID : 263096910


Danville d’Elegance attracts a diverse guest and attendee list.

 Our events attract a broad demographic predominately from Northern California, spanning from north of Marin County to Silicon Valley in the South Bay, in addition to guests and participants from across the United States.

 Danville d’Elegance is also a destination event attracting groups such as:

o Original Cobra owners who had our events as a stop on their annual tour. These owners were from across the United States

o Antique Land Rover collectors

o Vintage race car groups, including Jaguar, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Aston Martin

o Regional car clubs such as The Porsche Owners Club of America; The Lamborghini Club America; The MG Owners Club of Northern California; The Aston Martin Owners Club; Ferrari Owners Club; Alfa Romeo Owners Club

Participant Demographics by Bay Area, California and United States:


DANVILLE D’ELEGANCE FOUNDATIONP.O.BOX 242 DANVILLE, CA 94526 501(c)(3) ; Tax ID : 263096910


DANVILLE D’ELEGANCE FOUNDATIONP.O.BOX 242 DANVILLE, CA 94526 501(c)(3) ; Tax ID : 263096910

Honored Guests:

Danville d’Elegance has been privileged to host honored guests who have been instrumental in our quest to raise money for Parkinson’s research and patient care, many who have been personally impacted by Parkinson’s disease.

 Phil Hill - Legendary American world champion race driver

 Sam Posey - Race driver and sportscast journalist

 Danny Sullivan - American race driver, Carmel CA

 Derek Hill - American race driver

 John Motzart - Motzart Development, Palo Alto CA

 Woody Shakelton - Retired Sales Executive from Silicon Valley and current Chairman of the Board at Michael J. Fox Foundation, Atherton CA

 David Olson – Owner, Olson Steele and active auto enthusiast, Tiburon CA

 Don Williams – President, Blackhawk Collection, Inc. Danville

 David Love – CSRG and Ferrari owner/enthusiast, San Rafael CA

 Richard Green - Retired, over 30 years as Jaguar, Land Rover corporate executive.






Blackhawk Automotive Museum

Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar

Christe James Fine Jewelry






Maserati of Walnut Creek











McLaren of San Francisco

San Francisco Motor Sports

Ferrari of San Francisco

John Muir Medical


Newswire Automobiliart.com

Community Bank of the Bay

Mt. Diablo Recycling Center





Yahoo! St


S&J Advertising

Aston Martin the Americas








Information about the events listed above can be found at our website: www.danville-delegance.org. All proceeds benefit Parkinson’s research and patient care. Contact Jim Edlund at 925-360-7275 or EMAIL: ccjedlund@aol.com for more information. 2olive


DANVILLE D’ELEGANCE FOUNDATIONP.O.BOX 242 DANVILLE, CA 94526 501(c)(3) ; Tax ID : 263096910


Quickly becoming a tradition within the overall Danville d’Elegance weekend of automotive charity events is the annual “Tour d’Elegance” and “Thrill Ride” – a day of driving and camaraderie, where participants make a donation to embark on a scenic drive in their own modern day or collectible vehicles, stopping for lunch at a lovely winery or unique location, and returning in plenty of time to rest-up before the evening gala at the Blackhawk Museum begins. Higher-end donors (drivers contributing a minimum of $1,000) can enjoy driving several luxury vehicles that have been provided by dealers/manufacturers for the event.

“Thrill Ride” participation and sponsorship specifically enables 6-8 luxury manufacturers’ participation to create a fleet of high-end luxury/exotic vehicles which can only be driven by those participants providing a substantial financial contribution – with the ability to have a dealer representative as a passenger in the vehicle. *Note – this is a unique opportunity for dealers to gain targeted expanded test drives of several individuals within your high-end demographics, spending quality drive-time with your representative.

Last years Thrill Ride participants included Jaguar, McLaren, Maserati, Porsche and Audi.

We work with our auto manufacturers to make this marketing experience as mutually

beneficial as possible. We are pleased to negotiate additional opportunities or opportunities to increase your presence at the event.

Thrill Ride Sponsorship Opportunity: $10,000 Thrill Ride Platinum Sponsor

4 cars participating on the Saturday Thrill Ride

4 seats at the Saturday night Gala Dinner at Blackhawk Auto Museum to entertain your clients

4 cars participating in the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday*

Full page ad in a premium location in the commemorative event program

Company name listed on the event website for a year

$5,000 Thrill Ride Gold Sponsor

2 cars participating on the Saturday Thrill Ride

2 seats at the Saturday night Gala Dinner at Blackhawk Auto Museum

2 cars participating in the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday*

Full page ad in the commemorative event program


DANVILLE D’ELEGANCE FOUNDATIONP.O.BOX 242 DANVILLE, CA 94526 501(c)(3) ; Tax ID : 263096910

* If Sponsor requires additional set up or delivery of items to the area on Sunday, all deliveries must be completed by 7:30am on Sunday.

Sponsor Response Form

$10,000 Thrill Ride Platinum Sponsor $ 5,000 Thrill Ride Gold Sponsor

_________ Donation for Customized Sponsorship Opportunity

COMPANY NAME:______________________________________________________ CONTACT PERSON:____________________________________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS:______________________________________________________ PHONE NUMBER:______________________ FAX NUMBER:___________________ STREET ADDRESS:_____________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP:_______________________________________________________

 Will you be providing a “give away” to the Thrill Ride guest(s)?

 Would you like to provide a raffle item for the Thrill Ride raffle?

If paying by credit card: (circle one) Visa MC AE

CREDIT CARD #:__________________________ EXPIRATION DATE:____________ NAME ON CARD:________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE:___________________________________________________________

 My check is enclosed

 Please invoice me for the sponsorship

Please make checks payable to: Danville d’Elegance Foundation Send to: Danville d’Elegance Foundation

P.O. Box 242 Danville, CA 94526


DANVILLE D’ELEGANCE FOUNDATIONP.O.BOX 242 DANVILLE, CA 94526 501(c)(3) ; Tax ID : 263096910

Following is the information regarding the advertisement specifications for the Danville d’Elegance Commemorative Program.

Please email your marketing material for the program in the following format: Ad Specs

All camera-ready artwork to be prepared in the following dimensions: Full Page: 8.5” x 11” with 1/8” trim

Half Page: 4.25” x 5.5” with 1/8” trim Third Page: 2.83” x 11” with 1/8” trim Quarter Page: 2.125” x 2.75” with 1/8” trim

Ad Color: Black & White or 4-color – NOTE: program will be printed 4-color. All ads are

due by August 30, 2014.

Publication Format:

Platform - Macintosh OR IBM-compatible

File Format –EPS or PDF (no PDF of a JPEG)

Internet Address:

We will be providing a hot link on the Danville d’Elegance web site so our visitors

can click on your company logo and be rerouted to your appropriate website.

Please provide the web site address to include as the hot link on our sponsor web






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