Host Of DirectTV/Dish Network's Motorz, Chris "The Tool Man" Duke Among Celebrities At Rodeo Drive's Annual Concours D'Elegance

The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance has been named one of the "300 Unmissable Events & Festivals Around the World" Frommer's... This Motorz Host and father of 2 Chris Duke makes a special VIP appearance at the famed showcase.

Chris "The Tool Man" Duke is the real life tool man in the world of automotive improvement and is making waves through both the auto and entertainment industry. Sponsored by Craftsman® and as an advisor to the popular brand, is a true automotive enthusiast with more than 27 years of experience in hands-on vehicle customization. "He is a proud 14-year veteran of the automotive industry having founded the former Ford Truck World website. He also served as its magazine editor for many years.

An annual Father's Day tradition, the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance is an exclusive display of luxury automobiles set against the backdrop of world class Rodeo Drive boutiques. Celebrating the unique relationship between the automotive, fashion and entertainment industries, the spectacular car show is free and open to the public.

"I am looking forward to attending this year's event for the first time and seeing some of the cars from my favorite movies with my family."

Perfectly timed with the City of Beverly Hills' centennial year, Concours d'Elegance theme is "100 Years of Horse Power."
Concours will showcase a once-in-a-lifetime collection of cars celebrating the history of Beverly Hills, including iconic cars originally owned by the city's glitterati and featured in film and television. This year's Concours also pays tribute to the Beverly Hills Speedway, a 1.25-mile track for auto racing that attracted such racing legends as Barney Oldfield and Gaston Chevrolet as well as up to 70,000 spectators from 1919 to 1924. Hollywood celebrities come out in droves to this event, from the first Concours d'Elegance with Sharon Stone to other A-Listers like Nicolas Cage, Patrick Dempsey, Jerry Seinfeld and of course collector Jay Leno, have all graced not just with their presence, but shown their cars at this prestige event that take over Rodeo Drive from Wilshire to Santa Monica Blvd.

"I've built up a lot of vehicles throughout my show, so I have garnered a lot of respect for other car builders whose works of art are featured at this event…with the right tools and know-how, you can create just about anything, including vehicles for major motion pictures."

Chris Duke was born just outside Los Angeles, California and raised in Washington. Growing up with a gear head for an older brother who was constantly re-building engines, Chris' interest in the automotive industry began as soon as he was able to drive. An American television personality and the host of the series 'Motorz' syndicated on the Pursuit Channel, My Family TV, and Untamed Sports TV, produced by Duke Networks to over 125 million households on DirectTV and Dish Network. The goal of his automotive improvement show, which launched in 2008, is to show viewers how to maintain their vehicle and install accessories step-by-step in a typical garage setting, using common tools.

For more information on Chris or publicity appearances, contact: Miranda Spigener-Sapon at 323-610-2565, miranda@mirandaspigener.com.

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