First Jet​ Appears on Rodeo Dr​ive for Concours d’Elegance

Flexjet Learjet 85 Tour at the NBAA in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Jason Tinacci /

Flexjet Learjet 85 Tour at the NBAA in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Jason Tinacci /

Learjet 85 – Photo: Jason Tinacci

The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance has been named one of the “300 Unmissable Events & Festivals Around the World” by popular travel publisher Frommer’s.

To honor of the 50th anniversary of Learjet, the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance has created their event’s themed this year’s show “The Jet Age.” The main event will be showcasing the first-ever jet to be parked on Rodeo Drive on Sunday, June 16th (Father’s Day) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The revolutionary Learjet 85 aircraft was the first business jet made using carbon composite materials. Rodeo Dr​ive for Concours d’Elegance is proud to display a full-scale mock-up of the Learjet 85 on the 200 block of Rodeo Drive. The Learjet will also be surrounded by a wide variety of vintage and racing cars and motorcycles from world-renowned brands.

The Learjet 85 is designed by Bombardier Aerospace, the world’s largest business aviation manufacturer, and is available for fractional jet ownership exclusively through Flexjet.

Learjet 85 jet plane
Learjet 85 – Photo: Flexjet

The all-new Learjet 85 aircraft was designed from a clean sheet, and is the first part 25 business jet built using composites in both the wings and the fuselage and features the latest advances in aerodynamics, structures and efficiency.

The 300 block of Rodeo Drive will feature autos inspired by the Jet Age, with smooth aero-dynamic body shapes from the 1950s and 60s, representing the optimism of the future with exciting visual elements such as fin tails, chrome-plated steel grilles and white-wall tire applications.

On the 400 block of Rodeo Drive, the event will once again showcase “The Best of the Best” with pre-1975 classic cars of any brand considered by the show?s curators. This year’s Concours will also feature a special tribute to other marques celebrating special anniversaries.

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