Last Mercer at Pebble Beach Concours 2012

1925 Mercer Series 6 Raceabout

The last Mercer to exit the factory will be featured at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, held August 19th at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. The 1925 Mercer Series 6 Raceabout of Johnny Crowell will also take part in the 1,500 mile Pebble Beach Motoring Classic. The Roebling family along with designer Finley Robertson Porter debuted the Mercer Raceabout Type 35R in 1911. The result was one of … [Read more...]

New Chief Judge at Pebble Beach Concours

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Ed Gilbertson will retire as Chief Judge after the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and Chris Bock, celebrating his 50th year at the event, will step into that role. "The success of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is directly linked to the quality of cars on our show field and the manner in which they are judged," said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours 2012 Information

The Entry Application for the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance shows a 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost once owned by the Maharaja of Mysore.

The 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will be held Sunday, August 19th on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. The 62nd annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has begun the search for 200 of the finest automobiles and motorcycles. Features for the 2012 event include Maharaja Cars and the marques of Mercer and Fiat. Special classes will recognize Saoutchik Coachwork, AC and … [Read more...]

A Memorable Pebble Beach Concours 2011

Rolls-Royce Boat-Tail Roadster

By Stephen Mitchell My pilgrimage to Pebble Beach this year was memorable for many reasons. My purpose in attending was to shoot footage of the Ferrari 250 GTOs that would be the feature attraction--for me, at least--of the event for inclusion in my on-going GTO documentary. The cars looked great and each of them was recognizable by their distinguishing detail differences unlike another Ferrari 250 GTO I visited … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2011 – Picture Gallery

Ferrari 330 GTO - Pebble Beach Concours

The 2011 edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was, as always, held the third Sunday of August on the majestic 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. The 61st edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance honored Mercedes-Benz and 125 years of the Automobile, Stutz Centennial, 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GTO, Edwardian Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts and Italian … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2011 – Best of Show

1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne

A 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne owned by Peter and Merle Mullin from Los Angeles was named Best of Show at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, held Sunday, August 21st on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. Competitors from 30 states, the District of Columbia, 14 countries and the principality of Monaco brought their prized automotive possessions to California's Monterey Peninsula for … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2011 – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 250 GTO Line-up at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 was held Sunday, August 21st at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. More than 200 cars and motorcycles lined the 18th hole of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links for the 61st annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, with a total of 29 classes in 2011 including feature and special classes. Mercedes-Benz, a featured marque at the 2011 Pebble Beach … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance 2011 – Photo Gallery

Ferrari GTO - Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance 2011

The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance 2011 was held Thursday, August 18th, starting and ending at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. The annual scenic 60-mile trip around the Monterey Peninsula, held in association with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is open to vehicles that are participating in the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday, August 21st. This year saw over 150 historic … [Read more...]

Mercedes-Benz Honored at Pebble Beach Concours 2011

1886 Benz 3-Wheel Patent Motor Wagon

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2011 will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the automobile by showcasing the marques that trace their lineage to Benz and Daimler, with particular attention to Mercedes-Benz. The August 21, 2011 celebration on the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links will chronicle early racing greats, coachbuilt classics, and preservation cars. The birth of the automobile is marked by Carl … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours 2011 – Ferrari 250 GTO Featured

Ferrari 250 GTO

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GTO with more than twenty of these sports racing cars taking to the show field on Sunday, August 21. Only thirty-six 250 GTOs were originally produced, as well as two 330 GTOs with larger capacity engines. All of these cars have been invited to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 and more than half have already … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2010 – Cars of Alfa Romeo

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The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 paid tribute to all that is Alfa Romeo, celebrating the centennial of the Italian auto manufacturer founded as Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili. The Pebble Beach Concours gathering along Carmel Bay showcased vehicles ranging from a 1910 A.L.F.A. 24 HP to the just-unveiled Alfa Romeo Pandion show car created by Bertone to mark the centennial, and it also included a display … [Read more...]

Charitable Contributions at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2010

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010

The 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance raised more than $1 million for charity for the fifth consecutive year, bringing the total of charitable donations throughout the event's history to more than $14 million. Primary Concours charities include United Way Monterey County, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County. The 60th annual event, conducted Aug. 15 at The Lodge at Pebble … [Read more...]

Special Classes at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2011

Mercedes-Benz - Pebble Beach Concours 2011

By Rick Carey The 61st Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. In 2011 five special categories will headline the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: • Mercedes-Benz and 125 years of the Automobile • Stutz Centennial (Call this one “’The car that made good in a day’, turns 100.”) • Ferrari 250 GTO • Edwardian … [Read more...]

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2010 – Auction Report

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Report and photos (unless noted) by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Gooding and Company held its 2010 Pebble Beach sale on August 14th and 15th at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. David Gooding assumed the Pebble Beach Auction mantle six years ago, to the day, in fact, on August 15, 2004. He brought Charlie Ross over from the UK to call the sale, and they meshed on the block to an … [Read more...]

Concept Cars Unveiled at Pebble Beach Concours 2010

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Before viewing any of the 250-plus classic cars, race machines and motorcycles exhibited at the 60th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tonight Show host Jay Leno stopped by the event's concept vehicle and new car display. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is becoming a showcase for all the latest offerings from manufacturers. A total of 12 concepts and new cars were … [Read more...]