|Buick Concept Cars|
|Cooper Climax F1 raced by Sir Stirling Moss|
Often you will see cars on display, which have never been seen in public before.
In addition to the Sunday Concours, there is also the Tour d'Elegance which happens on Friday of the week-long festival in Monterey. The tour involves a selection of the cars on display, which are driven from Pebble Beach, around the 17 Mile Drive, to the beautiful village of Carmel-By-Sea.
|Jaguar SS - Tour d'Elegance|
The significant thing is that every car entered at Pebble Beach (apart from unrestored entries) must be able to be driven, in order to be judged. This avoids 'trailer-queens' being presented.
Then on Sunday, they are all gathered on the 18th Fairway at the Pebble Beach golf course,
|Aston Martin One 77|
along with a variety of new concepts from current manufacturers like Aston Martin and Bugatti.
|Bugatti Veyron Sport|
However, it's out on the fairway that you can capture some real gems from the past.
Many of the names have slipped into oblivion, but every one has a special magic.
Others don't really need a badge.
In my opinion Delahaye produced some of the world's sexiest-looking touring cars.
They were the business inside and out.
Then there are those cars equipped for only special occasions.
Many are completely over-restored, and you know these cars never looked this good, even on the day they rolled out of the factory!
From polished pipes to super-clean interiors you could eat your lunch off.
The paint job on this Auburn (below) took five months to get right!
But, back to the Modern Concept collection on the practice putting green outside The Lodge. As you know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but this Chrysler Phaeton concept car (well?)
Then again, I thought that this 'Bob Lutz Special', the Cadillac C16 was just gorgeous!
Of course, and much to Bob's chagrin, GM will never build it. But it was a neat concept!