Journal: The Tour d'Elegance Is The World's Most Extravagant Road Trip

The Tour d’Elegance Is The World’s Most Extravagant Road Trip

Michael Banovsky By Michael Banovsky
August 19, 2016
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Photography by Tim Scott

For those of you who are obsessed with cars and living in smaller towns and more remote areas—where there aren’t very many exciting ones—this gallery from the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance may be overwhelming. Beautiful scenery, roads, people, and cars, with participants exercising their four-wheeled obsessions as onlookers are thrown into fits of whiplash. Here’s what this year’s event looked like.

Averaging roughly 30 mph, and rerouted this year due to nearby forest fires, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance entrants are encouraged to participate in the Tour, with Concours judges awarding extra merit to the cars that show and drive well. Photographer Tim Scott was on hand to capture just some of the action, as former Petrolicious stars and some of the most desirable vehicles on the planet drove the 37-mile route.

I’d be ridiculous to name every single car here, but I’m definitely delighted that a very tiny BMW Isetta police car was able to get out for a drive. What’s your pick of the Tour?

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Clayton Merchant
Clayton Merchant

Beautiful setting and a great event.
From this set of photos, the BMW 507 is a beauty and it’s hard not to admire the muscular good looks of a Bizzarrini Strada anywhere.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Watched the Tour as it went through Carmel by the Sea. Hard to pick a stand out car although the preservation class Bugatti Type 40 was pretty memorable. Always love the shape of the Ferrari 400 Superamerica too.

Robert Doherty
Robert Doherty

Great pictures, great cars….. sure wish there were captions. Year make and model would be good. I am not a full blown car enthusiast so I was only able to identify a few of the cars, I’d sure like to know what the others were.

James Delgado
James Delgado

I’ve asked before as well… would like to know what I am looking at.

Andrew Lam
Andrew Lam

Sports Car Digest posted photos from the tour with most of the cars identified.

HitTheApex
HitTheApex

Pick a favorite? That’s impossible. They’re all great.

Manuel Figueiredo
Manuel Figueiredo

Aaaahhhh…
Wonderful cars and wonderful photos!
What a pleasure!

Jan De Vliegher
Jan De Vliegher

One bike. And the blandest of them all. Really? Don’t they do laverda’s, bimota’s or mv’s?