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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance

The Pebble Beach Automotive week started on Wednesday, August 17, and ended with the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance on Sunday August 21.
This year pebble Beach celebrated Mercedes Benz and 125 years of automobile and 50 years of Ferrari GTO.

On Thursday, August 18 was the Pebble Beach Tour d' Elegance. This was a 60 mile drive starting and ending at Pebble beach Equestrian Center, around the Monterey Peninsula. Over 150 historic cars participated in the drive.

Sir Stirling Moss and lady Moss in Mercedes 300SL roadster
The Concours, held at the 18th Fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Course, had cars from 30 states of USA, Washington DC and 14 countries. There were 40 Mercedes Benz cars including a 1894 Benz Victoria. Also 21 Ferrari 250 GTO were there out of 36 that were produced.

21 1957 Ferrari GTO lined up

Judging the cars

The surprise winner of the Best of Show was a 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne, owned by Peter Mullin of France. 

1934 Voisin Best of the show

Best of the show

Picture credits: Pebble beach concours, sports car digest etc


  1. Hello:
    What absolutely amazing motor cars any one of which we should love to own or, failing that, steal!! This looks to have been a wonderful occasion and something which we should have much enjoyed seeing.

    Sometimes, if we are in the UK at the right time, we see some of the car rallies between London and Brighton with an equally impressive range of veteran, vintage and classic cars.

  2. Ah vintage cars! One cannot beat them for quality design and individualism. I feel that today all cars reagrdless of the maker all look tye same!

  3. These are amazing cars of course. These are works of art. Most of these were hand-built and the coachwork was done by artisans. Now we have mass produced homogenized cars. At times it is the same designer designing different cars for different brands. Hyundai Sonata and Mercedes Benz E class have similar looks, there is reason behind it.

    Going to Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance is an experience, I think every car lover should make a pilgrimage once :)