- Brentwood Classic Car Show 1999
May 23, 1999

sponsored by W.I. Simonson, Inc.

Maybach SW 38 Special Roadster

Nearly 100 vintage cars graced San Vicente Boulevard for the Third Annual Brentwood Memorial Day Parade, Festival and Car Show.

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The featured marques have been Packard, Studebaker and Mercedes-Benz, which also highlighted the automotive history of W.I. Simonson, the sponsor of this event.

Don Ricardo, (seen here in his Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing)
Don Ricardo, this year's Grand Marshall, and a longtime collector of Mercedes-Benz Classics, also entered a Mercedes 500 K in totally original and unrestored condition and a 1928 Mercedes SSK Roadster.

Packard - turning 100 years in 1999
Packard is represented by several interesting models ranging from a '29 Open Tourer to a '51 Police Car from Washington D.C.

Studebaker models displayed included a collection of Avantis, Commander, Hawk and a rare Land Cruiser.

Maybach SW 1938 Special Roadster
The most exciting and fascinating classic of this event was a 1939 Maybach SW 38 Special Roadster , with a Body by Spohn. This car was sold originally in Hamburg, Germany and survived the war in Europe. Later it came to Florida and ended up in Canada. Finally undergoing a thorough restoration to original standards from 1993 to 1997, it was winning an award in Pebble Beach the same year.

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