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WebCars!: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Author: Paul Pollock
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, held every August on the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, is the world's premier classic car event. The cars make the Concours what it is and every year the available selection is nothing short of extraordinary. To enter a car at Pebble Beach it has to be invited and although many apply, only the best are chosen.
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The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance*, or simply "Pebble" as it is sometimes known, is a culmination of a week of car events held on the Monterey peninsula. The other major event is the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, a vintage race held at nearby WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The gathering, sometimes collectively known as "Monterey" or "Car Weekend" has become an annual pilgrimage for the hard core car enthusiast.
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Admission in the early days was free; in later years you were asked to give a one dollar charitable contribution upon entrance. The cars may be the same, but passing through the entry gate in 2022 will set you back $495.00 - $595.00 if you purcahase after July 31, 2024. That may seem steep but you do get your moneys worth. While most classic car shows typically have one or three really drop-dead gorgeous pieces, every car at Pebble is nothing less than spectacular. It is better experienced than described. More info at the official ticket page.

*Concours d'Elegance translated from French to English courtesy of Google Translate, means "Elegance contest".

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Judging the cars that are eligible for awards (not all are) is taken very seriously at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Like the cars, only the most qualified are in the judges' driver seat. In addition to being experts in their given field, they also are equipped with extensive documentation about particular cars and ask probing questions of the owners.

Coming in 2024

Featured Marques and Special Classes:
  • Packard 125th Anniversary
  • Maserati
  • Frua Coachwork
  • Wedge Shaped Concept Cars & Prototypes
  • 1990s BPR & FIA GT Race Cars
  • Vehicles of HM Queen Elizabeth II

2024 Class List

A-1: Antique M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring
A-2: Packard Early (Pre-Twin Six) M-2: Ferrari Competition
C: American Classic O-1: Postwar Sports Racing
D: Packard 125th Anniversary O-2: Postwar Touring
G: Duesenberg P-1: Maserati
H: Rolls-Royce Prewar P-2: Maserati Frua
J: European Classic Q: Frua
L-1: Prewar Preservation L-2: Postwar Preservation
R: 1990s BPR & FIA GT Race Cars V: Wedge-Shaped Concept
Cars and Prototypes
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