Pebble Beach Masthead
Pebble Beach 2022 Blog banner

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance: 2022 Blog

WebCars!: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Crowd favorite for 2022: The 1956 Lincoln Premier Convertible owned by Ray Kinney and Jeff Wildin of Dallas TX. Whoops and hollers such as "Yee-Haw" could be heard wherever it went on the show field. A good time was had by all.
WebCars!: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
WebCars!: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Unorthodox Propulsion

The folks who run the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance often feature classes that are of a creative nature. For 2022 an Unorthodox Propulsion class was part of the mix.

WebCars!: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
1963 Chrysler Turbine Ghia Coupe, an experimental coupe which featured a turbine engine. This particular example finished second in its Unorthodox Propulsion class. A 1963 to 1966 user program sorted out the practicality of the cars. Advantages included smoothness, modest maintenance requirements and the ability to run on a number of fuels including diesel, kerosene, jet fuel, peanut oil, perfume, home heating oil and tequila. Oddly, gasoline, leaded and unleaded, was a problem. Disadvantages included noise, poor acceleration / fuel economy and a complicated starting procedure. See the Wikipedia page for more information.
WebCars!: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
WebCars!: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
This 1912 Rauch & Lang Electric Roadster took third place in the Unorthodox Propulsion class. Most people think of Electric Vehicles as a recent development but they were actually common during the days of this Rauch & Lang Electric Roadster. At the time, there were three competing methods of car propulsion: Electric, gasoline and steam. Since there were no gas stations at the time, gasoline was purchased in bottles from hardware stores which was not convenient. Steam cars took about 20 minutes to start and had other disadvantages. Electricity, since it was becoming common, had the edge. At least for a while.

First Class Acts: 2022 Pebble Beach

WebCars!: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Above: Renowned car collector and all around great guy Bruce Meyer celebrates the class win for his 1979 Porsche 935 Coupe Le Mans race car. Bruce is well known and respected in the car enthusiast community due to his support of car museums and car show activities.

Below: Jonathan Segal who with his wife Wendy owns the 1955 Maserati A6GCS that took second place in the Postwar Touring Open in the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours. Jonathan is here demonstrating his traditional victory salute.

WebCars!: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

WebCars!: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Fans of the Fiat X1/9 might find the styling of the 1969 Autobianchi familiar. It was the work of Marcello Gandini of Bertone who also was responsible for the Lamborghini Miura and Countach. Note the creative placement of the headlights.

2022 Best of Show

WebCars!: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

2022 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show winner, a 1932 Duesenberg J Figoni Sports Torpedo owned by Lee R. Anderson Sr.

"My goodness, we’re overwhelmed,” Penny Anderson exclaimed. “We just can’t believe we won Best of Show! We’ve met so many people through the years, enjoyed all the people that participate. It’s just a joy and an honor to be here."

"We’ve been doing this for years, and we’ve come close in the past, said Lee, "but we’ve never won actually, so Penny is right, it’s overwhelming. All the preparation—the story behind this car is just amazing. There’s only one Figoni Duesenberg, ever ever, and it’s this one right here. So, it’s like all these things coming together to make a real champion. We’re so excited."

The 2022 Best of Show runners up:

  • Fritz Burkard’s 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop Coupé
  • Sam and Emily Mann’s 1930 Duesenberg J Graber Cabriolet
  • Merle and Peter Mullin’s 1951 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Stabilimenti Farina Cabriolet

Note: Clicking on an image with this symbol (Boxes) will lead to a larger image.

Tell us!!!
To WebCars! Home