61st Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

 

Motorists once again flocked to Monterey and Carmel, California for this year’s Auto Week and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last August.

It was truly amazing to see cars of this caliber drive the Tour d’elegance on Thursday and then spit-shined on the 18th hole of Pebble Beach on Sunday. Auto Week has to be one of the only places in the world where a brand new Ferrari is quite borring compared to a real Shelby Cobra or Bugatti Veyron that’s parked next to it on the street.  Here are some of my favorite photos:

1960 Plymouth XNR Ghia Roadster Concept on the Tour d'Elegance.

The back side of the Plymouth Concept from the Concours. It won the Gran Turismo trophy.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL on a MB Transporter

 

The obligatory shot of Mr. Leno.

UPDATE: The person standing in my frame is the photographer from Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car magazine. There is a similar shot published in the December 2011 issue and can be seen here with the rest of their slideshow of the Concours.

The shot courtesy of Hemmings:

 

I walked around all day with a goofy grin.

Unrestored 1937 Frazer Nash-BMW 328.

1963 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type

1937 Talbot-Lago T150-SS Figoni & Falaschi Coupe

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Mayfair Special

1923 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia Lavocat et Marsaud

Twenty-two of the 36 Ferrari GTO's produced were on display.

A 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne owned by Peter and Merle Mullin of Los Angeles, California won Best of Show.

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