Monday, August 22, 2016

2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

As usual I let my camera choose which cars to photograph. Someone asked me what my favorite car was and really I don't have a favorite. Some cars just speak to me. And tomorrow might be different.

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance really is a special event. I haven't travelled the world or attended other "great" Concours but Pebble has to be right up there in contention for the best anywhere. The cars, all by invitation, are the best in the world. The setting is magnificent. People literally come from all over the globe.

Yes it's expensive - $375 on the day of the show. But that doesn't seem to diminish the attendance. Some people have been coming for decades. I spoke to a woman who said she and her husband have been coming for forty years. They come early for a good spot right in front of the viewing platform, bring a couple of low folding chairs and a picnic basket. It's a tradition.

I am extremely lucky to receive a media pass and sit in the hospitality suite of Meguiar's Car Care Products. (I'll write more of the Meguiars later.) If I did not get a pass this would be the one event I'd pay for out of my own pocket.

I'll post the Best of Show picture provided by Pebble at the end of this article. So with no further ado here are my pictures.

First the concept cars.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

 Aston Martin Lagonda Vanquish Zagato

 
 Infiniti Q80 Inspirational Concept

And now the show cars.



























 Sir Jackie Stewart


































 Nick Mason, Pink Floyd drummer









Best of Show
1936 Lanci Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet owned by Richard Mattei

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