Report and photos by Dennis Gray
The Carmel Concours on the Avenue 2013 was staged Tuesday, August 13th on the downtown streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
A field of more than 200 automobiles were on display at the seventh edition of the Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue, vying for 14 major awards and Best of Show. This year’s event presented multi-marques from 1940 to 1973, in addition to Porsche and Ferrari from the beginning through 1989. Similar to previous years, Carmel-By-The-Sea’s Ocean Avenue was closed to traffic and sixteen blocks of downtown were filled with collector cars and related motorized items. As always, an interesting mix of automobiles were displayed in front of Carmel’s charming shops, galleries and restaurants.
Notable entrants at the 2013 Carmel Concours included the great selection of Porsche-powered cars like the 904 Carrera GTS, Denzels, 356s and 911s; the Ferrari Mondial Spider; the rowdy and raucous Trans-Am Class from the Monterey Reunion; a gathering of 289 and 427 Cobras and a Ford GT40 MkIV.
Among other entries were the mid-1950s VW-based custom built cars by Rometsch, Dannenhauer & Stauss, Denzel and Enzmann. The celebration of the Porsche 911 encompassed no fewer than five classes of the icon, while 50 years of the W113 ‘Pagoda’ Mercedes-Benz SL and 60 years of the Chevrolet Corvette were marked with special classes as well.
Best of Show at the 2013 Carmel Concours on the Avenue went to the 1954 Ferrari 375MM Pinin Farina Spider owned by Charles & Carol Betz and Fred Peters. Betz commented, “[The Concours on the Avenue] brings together a very diverse group of cars, and their owners, who would otherwise seldom be at the same event. Entrants choose to make a contribution to a worthy charitable cause and finally the spectators, from all points of the economic spectrum, have a no-cost event to attend in one of the most charming venues possible during a week of wonderful automotive activities.”
Carmel Concours on the Avenue 2013 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
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