Journal: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Brings Glamour to the Green

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Brings Glamour to the Green

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
August 21, 2013
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The marine layer spread evenly across the 18th hole on Sunday, making for some gorgeous morning light at Pebble Beach. The vintage cars stood still as judges observed every aspect in search of a winner for best in show. Engines started as the car owners put firm pressure on throttles to demonstrate their cars’ good health. Original tool kits were spread on the freshly cut green to demonstrate the automobiles’ heritage. There were even unrestored cars at the event, including a red Miura (featured in the photos we took), which was shipped from Italy and shown to the public for the first time at this event. Unique moments such as like this one are what make this event so interesting.  

As the gentlemen gallivanted with cigars and seersucker suits, many in period-correct clothing from the early 1920s, the ladies sported oversized hats and patterned dresses. Fathers in tweed jackets and pipe in hand pushed babies in vintage carriages. Staring at a blue BMW 507 against the backdrop of the cliffs that lead down to the ocean was a breathtaking view. The morning seemed endless with each car reaching to the highest of pedigrees. The whole scene was classy and tasteful—we loved every second.

Enjoy perusing through the photos below.

Photography by Andrew Schneider

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Vintage Son
Vintage Son
3 years 2 months ago

What is the red car at the top of page 3, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that tail end.

Ross Litman
Ross Litman
3 years 3 months ago

I actually had a chance to see the BRG Aston Martin DB4GT on Page 4 in person in my neighborhood no less! The car was 1 of 2 factory lightweight DB4GTs built by Aston Martin in the early 60s. The owner (in his 70s) vintage races the car up at Lime Rock Park and other locations to this day. Simply stunning in person. He’s had the engine worked over for racing and punched it out to 4.2 liters where it makes about 370-390 hp.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years 3 months ago

Ross,

What a treat to see that driving in the neighborhood! Do you know the owner personally? If so, we’d love an introduction to him to do either a photo shoot or video.

Cheers,
Afshin

Chris Macha
Chris Macha
3 years 3 months ago

I was fortunate to be assigned as a Class Host for the Postwar Touring class. The winner was the 1960 Alfa Romeo Superflow IV Pinin Farina Coupe, what a stunning automobile. My favorite in this class was the 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Ghia Aigle Cabriolet. I was hoping you might have had a photo to include. The owners and restorers were very polite and engaging and loved sharing the trials and tribulations of their restoration process.

Zak
Zak
3 years 3 months ago

Wonderful photography, I would love to attend this event someday. Priceless peices of art!! Great work covering it.

Erwan Brillot
Erwan Brillot
3 years 3 months ago

This is torture for me …

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