The Pebble Beach Concours Was Shown Up By One Manufacturer
At a show typically ruled by pre-war cars, an Italian marque put on a big flex.
Since 1950, the culmination of Monterey Car Week is typically held on Sunday afternoon, in the form of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Spread along the legendary fairways of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, the finer things in life are celebrated among motoring enthusiasts, highlighting generations of some of the finest rolling art you'll ever witness.
Among 235 concours entries, several classes of meticulously restored and preserved cars put up stiff competition through tedious inspection along the 18th fairway. While a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Autobahnkurier took Best in Show--surrounded in some controversy--and attendees were treated to spectacular automobiles pulled from some wildly rare collections, shown along the Northern California coastline.
Of course the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance selection was immense, complete with cars spanning 100 years, treating any fan's preference. The 18th fairway was packed with well-dressed attendees, lovely hospitality tents, and plenty of wonderful motors.
Several manufacturers had some fine selections in dedicated sections, including Mercedes, Bentley, and Porsche--which brought a big stack of 917s that I couldn't get to shoot, sadly.
Aston Martin, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Hennessey, and Gunther Werks were among those companies that showed off new models on the concept lawn, only a short stroll away. Overall, the event is still the pinnacle of motoring shows, even if I'm still a bigger fan of The Quail.
If you happened to wander away from the usual sampling along the Pebble Beach Golf Links 18th fairway, and made your way to the 1st fairway, your eyes were blessed with a massive selection of Ferrari metal. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance often plays host to vintage Ferrari models, but this year the Maranello marque stormed the beach in style. As part of a special program for the Ferrari Icona program's Monza clients, over 30 examples of this multi-million dollar model were spread across the lawn. I made certain to capture many of these.
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Not to only focus on the new highlight of the Ferrari stable, some of the most impressive cars from the Italian manufacturer's lineage were shown in stunning fashion. Since most other outlets and journalists gave your eyes a good spread of coverage of the entrants of the concours, I felt I'd give you all a menu that focused on the Italian cuisine. Enjoy!