Learjet to Park on Rodeo Drive

The Concours D'Elegance gets a new entry this year: a plane.

By Alysia Gray Painter
|  Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013  |  Updated 1:35 PM PDT
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Learjet to Park on Rodeo Drive

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Headed for Beverly Hills for Fathers Day 2013? You'll see a Learjet parked on Rodeo Drive as part of Concours D'Elegance.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour? You've started a trend.

We weren't a city where things with wings took to our streets. But then that all changed in the autumn of 2012, when a certain mammoth space vehicle made its final mission. Perhaps you saw a photograph or two? Yes.

Next up? Learjet will park one of its iconic planes in the middle of Beverly Hills on Fathers Day 2013. It's set to be the star attraction of the Rodeo Drive Concours D'Elegance.

A few things of note: This is the first plane to ever appear at the annual upscale car show (and it is described as being a "full-scale mock-up," it should be noted). Second? It's Learjet's 50th anniversary, which will also inspired the 2013 theme of the Concours D'Elegance: "The Jet Age."

The Beverly Hills-bound plane is a Learjet 85. The craft was designed by Bombadier Aerospace.

The jet-speed theme will also extend to the cars set to appear at the fender-laden spectacular; look for mid-century designs that reflected American's upwards aspirations. Translation? Big, bold fins and grills and lights and such. And, yep, even though a plane will get the larger share of attention, the Concours is still all about cars (and cycles, too).

Fathers Day is on Sunday, June 16. The Rodeo Drive Concours D'Elegance is, as always, free and open to the public.

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