Pebble Beach Concours 2010 – Ferrari 250 GT SWB Honored

1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB 1539 GT at Paris Show

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2010 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta by displaying eight SWBs on the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. Racing great Sir Stirling Moss, who serves among the Honorary Judges at the Pebble Beach Concours, is eager to see these cars take to the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. He drove a 250 GT … [Read more...]

Legendary Streamliner at Pebble Beach Concours 2010

Beast III Featured Photo

Story by Raffi Minasian Pop quiz. Name the fastest single engine car in America in 1952? Or how about the most extensively wind tunnel tested car in America up until that time? Next question – Name the car that put Art Chrisman into the 200 MPH Club? Still thinking? How about naming the first Bonneville streamliner built piece by piece from the wheelchair of a man stricken with polio? The answer to all of the … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours 2010 Features Lakesters and Bonneville

Dry Lakes, Southern Calif., circa 1948 - from left Bob Rufi, Bob Giovanine and Chuck Spurgin

The 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will feature a Hot Rod Lakesters and Bonneville Racers class, honoring the spirit and innovation of land speed racing. Held Sunday, August 15th, the 60th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2010. In the halcyon days of dry lakes racing, during the years just before and after World War II, young men with little money but remarkable … [Read more...]

Poster Artists Chosen for Pebble Beach Concours 2010

Harold Cleworth Artist

One of the most anticipated traditions of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the annual commemorative poster. In recent years this tradition has extended to posters created to honor the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance and Pebble Beach RetroAuto. “The art of the automobile is at the heart of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance,” said Sandra Button, Chairman of the Concours. “Having renowned artists capture the … [Read more...]

2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to Celebrate Jaguar

Jaguar D-Type at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The 60th anniversary of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will focus on the 75th anniversary of Jaguar, as the 2010 event will feature the famed marque when it returns to the Pebble Beach Golf Links on August 15, 2010. The Pebble Beach Concours began in tandem with the first Pebble Beach Road Race in 1950 when new sports cars were the focus of the burgeoning community of car enthusiasts — and Jaguars, which … [Read more...]

2010 Pebble Beach Concours Featured Marques and Classes

Alfa Romeo Featured at 2010 Pebble Beach Concours

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has announced the featured marques and special classes for its 60th anniversary on Sunday, August 15, 2010. Entry forms were mailed this weekend and are due January 6th. The 2010 field at Pebble Beach will feature the marques Alfa Romeo, Pierce-Arrow and Jaguar, and showcase Italian designer Ghia, in addition to many other special classes. … [Read more...]

New and Concept Car Debuts at Pebble Beach Concours

The 2011 Bentley Mulsanne mad its world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, founded in 1950 as a celebration of the automobile, has evolved into one of the world’s foremost classic car events. Additionally, as exemplified by the more than 20 new and concept vehicles showcased at the 2009 Concours, the annual event now offers a glimpse into the automotive future. Several vehicles made world debuts at the 2009 Concours last August, … [Read more...]

AFAS Top Honors at Pebble Beach Concours

Nicola Wood Ferrari 512 S Painting

The Automotive Fine Arts Society was once again a main attraction at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 16th as enthusiasts and art collectors swarmed the AFAS tent searching for their favorite cars on canvas. British artist Nicola Wood captured the prestigious Peter Helck Award, while AFAS president Ken Eberts was honored with the Lincoln Award. Awards of Excellence were given to Ken Dallison, … [Read more...]

Zagato Class at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Zagato Class at Pebble Beach Concours

The 59th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance highlighted the coachwork of Zagato in honor of the design house's 90th anniversary and their beautiful and muscular creations. As expected from Pebble, the event assembled a wonderful variety of Zagato-bodied cars. Zagato was established at the end of the World War I by Ugo Zagato, putting aircraft industry construction techniques to use in the expanding market for … [Read more...]

1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet – Photo Gallery

1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet

A 1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet, owned by Robert M. Lee of Sparks, Nevada, was named “Best of Show” at the 59th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance held Sunday, August 16th along the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. After working with Karl Benz for a couple of years, August Horch started producing cars under his own name at August Horche & Cie in 1899. He left the company he … [Read more...]

Most Elegant Award Winners – Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre 'Embericos' Pourtout Coupé, Arturo & Deborah Keller, Petaluma, California

The 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance included competitors from 30 states and 19 countries, all hoping that their prized automobiles would win one of the 32 general classes. Participants also contended for the prestigious Elegance Awards, which honor the most elegant convertible, closed car, open car and sports car. Special Awards, including the Most Elegant Awards, are generally selected by special committees … [Read more...]

2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Photo Gallery

1953 Siata 208CS Stabilimenti Farina Spyder

The 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was held Sunday, August 16th at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. More than 200 cars and motorcycles lined the 18th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links for the 59th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. There were 32 classes including four display classes. The overall winner – Best of Show – was a 1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet, … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best of Show Winner

The 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show winner: a 1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet, owned by Robert M. Lee of Sparks, Nevada.  Copyright © 2009 by Ron Kimball Studios

A 1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet, owned by Robert M. Lee of Sparks, Nevada, was named “Best of Show” at the 59th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance held Sunday along the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Proceeds from raffles, auctions, sponsorships and gate receipts helped contribute more than $1 million to charity for the fourth consecutive year. … [Read more...]

Phil Hill Scholarship Established by Pebble Beach Concours

Phil Hill riding in a 1929 Bentley.  Copyright © 1979 by Steven A. Gann

To honor Phil Hill, a Formula 1 World Drivers Champion who had an unceasing passion for all manner of automobiles, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, working through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, has established the Pebble Beach Phil Hill Scholarships. Hill passed away a few days after the last Concours, at age 81. “Phil was a friend of this Concours from the very beginning, and he remained devoted to … [Read more...]