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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance August 2017

Report by Cam Hutchins naacc.ca webmaster and NAACC Photographer

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Sunday, August 26 2018 Concours d' Elegance

 

The 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will feature the following marques and special classes among others:

• Motor Cars of the Raj

• Rollston Coachwork

• OSCA

• Tucker

• Postwar Custom Citroën

• Vintage-Era Sporting Cars

• Eisenhower Era Dream Convertibles

 

 

The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance featured the following marques and special classes among others:

    Isotta Fraschini

    Castagna Coachwork

    Lincoln Centennial

    American Dream Cars of the 1960s

The Naacc has two reports from the event. One by Rob McLeese and one by Cam Hutchins

 

 

 

Special Report by Rob McLeese
Assistant Director of Media Relations (Eastern Correspondent)  and the Chairman of the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance honours Henri Chapron

 

One of the fine aspects of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is that each year there are special honourees. Each year the honourees may be race car drivers, automotive designers or car collectors, some are well known, some not so famous. At the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours, the honouree this year was Henri Chapron, a famous French coachbuilder otherwise known as a carrossier.
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017 Concours d' Elegance

Report and Photos by Cam Hutchins

 

There are very few things that I spring out of bed at 4:30 a.m. bright eyed and busy tailed. No, I am not worried about a Hagerty's Dawn Patrol hat, which should be called the "Two hours before Dawn Patrol Hat" as they have long been handed out before Dawn. What I am interested in is getting shots of the cars as they drive onto the field with the ocean in the background.




There are very few things that I spring out of bed at 4:30 a.m. bright eyed and busy tailed. No, I am not worried about a Hagerty's Dawn Patrol hat, which should be called the "Two hours before Dawn Patrol Hat" as they have long been handed out before Dawn. What I am interested in is getting shots of the cars as they drive onto the field with the ocean in the background.

 

I patiently waited for the first car to enter and it was driven by my pal and fellow photographer Dirk de Jager driving a Blue Moretti Spyder onto the field. Owned by Renaat Declerck of Belgium, the 1955 Moretti 1200S Michelotti Spyder, was shown on the Moretti stand at the 1955 Brussels Motor Show. Designed by Giovanni Michelotti, the car was one of two spyders built in 1954 and 1955.

 

I am always interested in cars that get driven to the event and cars from foreign countries. There was one car from New Zealand that has been driven 30,000 kms since the present owners have owned it. I also like the quirky cars owned by personalities bigger than life. One car was almost taken for scrap metal for the US war effort, one car was owned by the Shah of Persia, another car was left in a wrecking yard for years. The history of these cars is absolutely fascinating, take any name and plunk it into Google and be fascinated.

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Isotta Fraschini - Featured Marque at the

2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

By Rob McLeese Assistant Director of Media Relations (Eastern Correspondent) at the NAACC (Photos by Kathryn Smith)

 

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance featured the Isotta Fraschini marque in 2017. The Isotta Fraschini was named in January 1900 for its founders, Cesare Isotta and Vincenzo Fraschini.  The duo’s first automobile bearing this marque featured a four-cylinder engine with an output of 24 horsepower (18 kW).

 

The 1901 Isotta Fraschini chassis, the first automobile to carry the IF badge is powered by a single-cylinder De Dion-Bouton engine. For many years after it was built, it was used as a test bed by the factory. It was then put away and remained in the factory until 1931 when it was given to Henry Ford for a Museum he was building. This car was on display at the Ford Museum for a short time after which it was stored in the Ford vault until the 1980s. The current owner Mr. Corrado Lopresto bought the car in 2014 and returned it to Italy after 83 years.

 

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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance August 2017

Report by Cam Hutchins naacc.ca webmaster and NAACC Photographer

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8:30 a.m. Judging Commences

10:30 a.m. Field open to spectators

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Awards are presented

Location: The Lodge at Pebble Beach

 

Once each year in August, 200 of the most prized collector cars in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf—the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world.

 

Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the pine and cypress forests of Pebble Beach, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has grown into the top-ranking collector car competition in the world.

 

The Concours is not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style—and the best garner reward and recognition.

 

The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance features will include the following marques and special classes among others:

    Isotta Fraschini

    Castagna Coachwork

    Lincoln Centennial

    American Dream Cars of the 1960s

 

The 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance features will include the following marques and special classes among others:

    Significant Cars of India

 

 

 

 

 

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance August 21, 2016

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