From a 1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall to the 2017 Vision Mercedes Maybach 6 Concept Coupe one thing rings clear, these are some impressive precision performance vehicles.
I had the luck to attend the 66th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. For those who don’t know, The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the world’s best annual display of historic and beautiful cars.
The Concours is not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style—and the best garner reward and recognition.
Classes are commonly arranged by type, make, country of origin, or time period. Judges select first-, second-, and third-place finishers for each class in the event, and the judges confer the “Best of Show” award on one car from the group of first-place winners.
The festivities begin with the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex. This is a 17-mile drive that traverses nearby mountains and valleys. This is a sight to behold for both participants and spectators.
The Pebble Beach Auctions, conducted by Gooding & Company occur on both Saturday and Sunday evenings. These auctions are among the most anticipated events of Pebble Beach Automotive Week, setting the bar for the collector car market worldwide.
Pebble Beach RetroAuto returns to the ballrooms of The Inn at Spanish Bay. Now in its twelfth year, RetroAuto has established itself as a well-curated marketplace for the true automotive enthusiast, showcasing rare collectibles, historic automobilia, art and literature, as well as luxury items, technological tools and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance merchandise. This showcase is definitely a must for collectors.
On Sunday, August 21, 2016, 200 of the most prized collector cars in the world will roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf; the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Thousands of enthusiasts will be on hand to celebrate these vehicles and enjoy the company of others who share their passion.