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August 17, 2014


Postwar Car Takes Top Award at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance for the First Time in Nearly 50 Years

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe Named "Best of Show"

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2014) - Excited cheers echoed across the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links Sunday when a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe was named Best of Show at the 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car, owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington, was the first postwar car to take the top award at the prestigious event in nearly five decades. It was also the first Ferrari to win.

"This is a road-going Ferrari, and it has had quite the famous life having been designed by Sergio Scaglietti for Roberto Rossellini," said Chairman Sandra Button. "Its design was also trend-setting. So it is fitting that this is our first postwar winner in many years." The last postwar car to be named Best of Show was a 1964 Maserati Mistral Coupé, which topped contenders back in 1968.

When asked about the significance of the win by his postwar car, Shirley said, "I just hope it means that some more will have the chance to do the same thing. There are some wonderful coachbuilt postwar cars, and I think the owners should bring them here and try for the Best. I've won Best of Show before but this was really a special thrill to do it with this car." Shirley, the former president of Microsoft, previously won in 2008 with a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta.


The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will take place on Sunday, August 16, 2015.


Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 


Forum Will Feature Legendary Racers, Designers and Collectors
Contact: Kandace Hawkinson (831) 622-1700;


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (June 9, 2014) -- Building on its 64-year legacy, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance announces the addition of two new events to the calendar for Pebble Beach Automotive Week in 2014-the Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum presented by Credit Suisse and the Pebble Beach Classic Car Expo.

Pebble Beach RetroAuto, now in its tenth year, will change locations to help anchor these new offerings.

The new Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum presented by Credit Suisse will feature luminaries of the automotive world discussing the most pertinent topics facing the collector car world today. Must-see panels and interviews, most of which will be open to the public without fee, will take place from Thursday, August 14 through Saturday, August 16 in a special pavilion on the edge of the first fairway of The Links at Spanish Bay.

"The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance remains the heart of automotive week, and we continue to focus on recognizing and celebrating the best automobiles in the world," said Pebble Beach Concours Chairman Sandra Button. "This new forum, presented in partnership with Credit Suisse, brings to the fore some of the people who have created or made history with or spent a lifetime caring for these cars. We hope this forum is a place where we can come together as a community, tackle some of the tough questions facing the car world and draw knowledge from experts in the field-all while encouraging new automotive enthusiasts."

Forum speakers confirmed to date include racing greats Jochen Mass, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart; designers Chris Bangle, Moray Callum, Shiro Nakamura, Ed Welburn and Andrea Zagato; respected appraisers and vintage car racers Leigh and Leslie Keno; media leaders Wayne Carini and Keith Martin; and respected collectors Miles Collier, Manvendra Singh Barwani and Derek Hill.

A complete calendar of events for the whole of Pebble Beach Automotive Week, including the full schedule for the forum with the latest information regarding speakers, times and dates, is available on the Concours website at www.pebblebeachconcours.net.

Paired with the forum will be the new Pebble Beach Classic Car Expo, located at The Spanish Bay Tennis Pavilion, where guests can peruse and purchase authentic and unusual vehicles from highly respected classic car dealers. It will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 through Saturday, August 16.

Pebble Beach RetroAuto will also be moving to the ballrooms of The Inn at Spanish Bay, providing a new and inviting space for event participants and guests. RetroAuto has already established itself as a well-curated marketplace for the true automotive enthusiast, showcasing rare collectables, historic automobilia, art and literature, as well as luxury items, technological tools and auto parts. The schedule for RetroAuto will mirror that of the classic car expo.

The Inn at Spanish Bay and The Lodge at Pebble Beach are both situated along the famed 17-Mile Drive in Del Monte Forest with the Pacific Ocean as backdrop. As part of the new event layout and schedule, a cable car shuttle will be introduced to transport guests from one resort to the other Thursday through Saturday.

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance began in tandem with the Pebble Beach Road Races back in 1950. When the winding roads of Del Monte Forest proved too dangerous, Laguna Seca was built to host those races and schedules soon diverged. For years the Pebble Beach Concours was on its own. It wasn't until 1974 that historic races were once again paired with the concours, but in recent decades automotive events surrounding the Concours-whether directly or indirectly tied to it-have multiplied in dramatic fashion.

Visit www.pebblebeachconcours.net for additional information about the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and to purchase tickets for the event.

63nd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Report and photos by Cam Hutchins

This past August I was lucky enough to get to go to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel. Of all the events that take place during “Car Week” on the Carmel/Montery Peninsula in California none are older or more prestigious than the Pebble Beach Concours D Elegance. This year was the 63rd year of the event and although cars came from all over the world, some very important Canadian connections were evident this year.

62nd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Cam Hutchins
- Naacc Webmaster/Photographer
NAACC 62nd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

  Aug 2012 -The Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance is one of the oldest and most prestigious of all the Concours and the 2012 event proved that it is still one of the Best. Featured marques were  the Cars of the Maharajas, Cars bodied by Saoutchik, Mercer,  Fiat, Sport Customs Hot Rods and  the amazing AC and AC Shelby Cobra.

61st Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Sun, Aug 21, 2011
Cam Hutchins
- Naacc Webmaster/Photographer
and special to the Vancouver Sun
2011 Pebble Beach concours d elegance

Pebble Beach, Calif. –

Once again the jewel of the "Car Week" in Monterey is the 61st Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with its combination of stunning location and outstanding collection of fabulous vehicles. The elegance of the 18th fairway as the venue for the concours is far superior to any of the other car events happening throughout the Monterey  Peninsula during the third week of August every year.


60th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Sun, Aug 15, 2010
J.J. Carlson - Director of Media Relations
2010 Pebble Beach Cocnours

Pebble Beach, Calif. – time flies I suppose, it seems like just yesterday I was rummaging my way down the 18th fairway at the 50th Pebble Beach Concours where a red and white 1937 Delahaye 135 M took top honours – has it been 10 years already? As usual, this year’s event was nothing short of spectacular. Alfa Romeo had a strong presence, perhaps because 2010 was the 100th anniversary of this bold automaker! There were many rare Alfas including a whole class of 8C’s, both 2300 and 2900 models featured.

59th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Sunday Aug. 16, 2009
J.J. Carlson, Director of Media Relations, NAACC

Pebble Beach, Calif. – Once a year, the Pebble Beach golf links are closed to golfers to host what is undeniably the premier automotive event in the World. Bentley was the featured marque this year. Without a doubt, this was the most impressive collection of vintage Bentley’s that I have ever seen – truly jaw dropping. Each one was hand picked and was special in some way – one of five, one of two, won this race, participated in this series, race-prepared by the factory, crashed here, driven by this famous driver, etc – it was unbelievable – I can’t describe how special this group was – incredible.

58th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Hosts Rare Autos From Around The World
August 19th 2008

J.J. Carlson, Director of Media Relations, NAAACCC
Pebble Beach Calif. – The weather was unusually cold this year, I guess global warming wasn’t doing its thing. Thankfully however, I had packed my trusty leather jacket – if I didn’t I would have been shivering my way through the mass of people and cars. Speaking of cars, they were spectacular, really spectacular.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2006
Courtesy of J.J. Carlson, Director, Media Relations, NAAACCC
National Association of Antique Automobile Clubs of Canada Corporation

August 20, 2006 - To say that the Pebble Beach Concours is good is like saying water is wet. This year marked the 56th annual Concours d’Elegance at the coveted Pebble Beach Golf links in Monterey, California. Overlooking a spectacular ocean front view, the Concours takes place on the luscious green grass of the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach.


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