Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Once each year, on the third Sunday in August, about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf - the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the pine and cypress forests of Pebble Beach, the Pebble Beach Concours has grown into the top-ranking collector car show in the world. People from all over the globe come to compete in or simply enjoy the event here at Pebble Beach.
The Concours is not a contest of speed, but of excellence. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style-and the best garner reward and recognition.
"Each of these categories by implication also highlights the contributions, creativity, ingenuity and, because it is an important aspect of the marques' success, persistence of their creators. Their personalities are embodied in the marques' character and in their names, drawing attention not only to the creators of the featured marques but also to the other pioneers of the automobile whose fabulous, fast, historic contributions fill the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links." -Sports Car Digest
The success of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance rests in large part on the knowledgeable experts who help to select and judge the automobiles and motorcycles invited to appear on our show field. These experts also make a significant contribution to the automotive world as a whole by helping to establish an accurate record of these vehicles.
The automobiles on our show field and the new cars on our concept lawn cover more than a hundred years of automotive style and technology. Our automotive past is ever expanding and this Concours is committed to celebrating automotive excellence both past and present. Increasingly, as in the early days of the Concours, innovative concepts and new cars debut at Pebble Beach. A total of 17 concepts and new cars were unveiled at the 2012 event.
The 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will feature the following marques and special classes:
• Lincoln Custom Coachwork
• Vanvooren Coachwork
• Aston Martin Centennial
• Porsche 911
• BMW 507
• French Motorcycles
Join thousands of enthusiasts will be on hand to celebrate these vehicles and enjoy the company of others who share their passion.