November 9, 2008

Hospice of San Luis Obispo County is a great organization. They were a huge help to our family 16 year ago when my father was in the last days of his life. They never charge their clients and are funded completely by local donations and fund raising. Last year they started a new fund raiser called the Avila Beach Concours d'Elegance, featuring fine Italian automobiles and classic cars. The three day event consist of several car rallies, evening events and a car show at the Avila Beach Golf Course. Last year myself and two other photographers donated over $7000.00 worth of our time and services shooting the three day event and I heard they raised over $60,000.00. This year we added videographer Jack Hutchinson to our team and together donated over $10,000 worth of our time. Its a great cause and a fun event to attend and photograph.
Friday nights event at Margarita Ranch included steam train rides, wine tasting and dinner and dancing in the barn.

Saturday mornings rally started at Avila Beach and toured the Paso Robles Wine Country.

This is a Pope, one of my favorite cars at the Councours on Sunday.