Welcome to DesertConcours.com - the Official Website of the Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance x

About Us

The inspiration for the Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance began with founders, Paul and Holly Merrigan. They have been on the vintage racing and concours circuit for years.

Meet the team

Paul Merrigan - Co-Founder

Paul estimates that he has restored 30-40 vehicles including their Vignale bodied Maserati A6GCS that won its class at the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Holly Merrigan - Co-Founder

They met at the Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca; she was restoring an Alfa Romeo to race, he had a restored Alfa.

From Bay to Valley

In 2002, the Merrigans moved from the San Francisco area to the Palm Springs area.

Our Desire

A desire to combine their interest in cars with their community spirit resulted in the decision that a world-class concours could build on Palm Springs’ automotive traditions, bring economic benefits to the area and raise money for local charity.

Pass It On

“We have been very fortunate in our life, and we want to leave the world a better place. This is a great opportunity to raise money and direct it to the organizations we want to help.”