The Tour traces portions of the original 17-Mile Drive, traverses nearby mountains and valleys, dips down famed Highway One and pauses for lunch in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The 2009 Tour also included a special route for Morgan Motor cars, tracing Scenic Road to the historic Carmel Mission.
Initiated to showcase the elegance of the automobile in motion, the Tour underscores the early history of the place that is Pebble Beach. Decades before golf links were laid out along the edge of the Pacific Ocean, this area was known for its scenic drive, winding for miles through pine and cypress forest, dancing alongside dramatic cliffs and leading, ultimately, to a beautiful crescent-shaped bay.
The Tour is open to all entrants in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is important to note that the Tour and the Concours are directly linked. If two cars tie in class competition at the Concours, the car that has successfully completed the Tour gets the nod.
2009 Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Picture Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
[Source: Pebble Beach Concours]