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Pebble Beach Concours

First held in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is widely regarded as the premier event for classic car enthusiasts. Each year, the event draws the automotive elite to one of the most scenic spots on earth to see the world’s most prized collector cars.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is held annually in Monterey, California and is considered by car enthusiasts everywhere to be one of the most exciting events on the car-world calendar. The first Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was held in 1950 and the event has been going strong ever since then. It is the finale of Monterey Car Week held in August every year.

The first Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was held in conjunction with the first Pebble Beach Road Race where Phil Hill won the Road Race driving a Jaguar XK120. Best of Show that year went to a 1950 Edwards R-26 Special Sport Roadster.

The event is open to both prewar and postwar collector cars in which they are judged for authenticity, function, history, and style. Classes are commonly arranged by type, marque (manufacturer), coachbuilder, country of origin, or time period. Judges select first-, second-, and third-place finishers for each class in the event. Of the various awards given at the car show, the most significant is Best of Show.

Since 1950, Pebble Beach has been host to the finest exhibition of show cars in the world – Newsday

Winning a class blue ribbon is an honor that takes both an amazing car, and equally serious determination and money by owners. It is not unusual for owners to invest several million dollars to get a “100-point” car. That’s why Pebble Beach Concours traditionally attracts the most serious collectors in the business.

Two things we love about the Pebble Beach event is that they honor a featured manufacturer or coachbuilder and the proceeds of the entire event have supported the United Way of Monterey County and the Pebble Beach Company Foundation for a combination of 56 years. See also the Official Pebble Beach Concours website.

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Pebble Beach Concours In Recent Years

In the 15+ years that we’ve been running we’ve attended many of the Pebble Beach Concours events.

We try to capture the amazing cars and events so we can share them with the car-loving public. To see our Pebble Beach Concours photos and coverage, click through below:

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Pebble Beach Concours Winners

Thousands of spectators converge on the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach golf course each year to see the parade of prestigious, invitation-only competition vie for one of the most coveted awards in the car business – the Best of Show.

The most awarded manufacturers aren’t surprising, with Rolls-Royce, BugattiDuesenbergMercedes-Benz and Packard having won many times over the years.

Every one of the cars in the collection of classics at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is special, but only one can be the ultimate winner.

Here’s the list of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best of Show winners over the years:

Event Year Vehicle Year Make Model
2016 1936 Lancia Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet
2015 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet
2014 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe
2013 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria
2012 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo
2011 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne
2010 1933 Delage D8 S deVillars Roadster
2009 1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sports Cabriolet
2008 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
2007 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster
2006 1931 Daimler Double Six 50 Corsica Drophead Coupe
2005 1937 Delage D8-120 S Pourtout Aero Coupe
2004 1938 Horch 853A Erdmann & Rossi Sport Cabriolet
2003  1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic
2002  1934 Voisin C 15 ETS Saliot Roadster
2001 1930 Mercedes-Benz SS Erdmann & Rossi Roadster
2000 1937 Delahaye 135 M Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet
1999 1932 Daimler Double Six Martin Walter Sport Saloon
1998 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Corsica Roadster
1997 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C Figoni & Falaschi Coupe
1996 1938 Delage D8-120 de Villars Speedster
1995 1931 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8B Viggo Jensen Cabriolet d’Orsay
1994 1933 Duesenberg J Rollston Torpedo Convertible Victoria
1993 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK “Count Trossi” Roadster
1992 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Town Car
1991 1932 Chrysler CH Imperial LeBaron Speedster
1990 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic
1989 1922 Hispano-Suiza H6B Labourdette Skiff
1988 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Spider
1987 1928 Minerva Type AF Ostruk Berline Transformable
1986 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster
1985 1939 Bugatti Type 57 Saoutchik Cabriolet
1984 1929 Cunningham Series V-9 All Weather Cabriolet
1983 1930 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Castagna Special Sports Tourer
1982 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster
1981 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Coupe
1980 1933 Duesenberg  SJ Rollston Arlington Torpedo Sedan
1979 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton
1978 1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton
1977 1927 Packard 343 Eight Murphy Town Car Cabriolet
1976 1937 Bugatti Type 57Sc Atalante Coupe
1975 1934 Packard 1101 Eight Convertible Victoria
1974 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Regent Convertible Coupe
1973 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet Coupe
1972 1922 Hispano-Suiza H6B Labourdette Skiff Torpedo
1971 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Three Door Tourer
1970 1931 Daimler Double-Six 50 Royal Limousine
1969 1934 Duesenberg J Murphy Style Dual Cowl Phaeton
1968 1964 Maserati Mistral Coupe
1967 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Mulliner Sports Saloon
1966 1931 Bugatti Type 41 Royale Binder Coupe de Ville
1965 1927 Bentley 4½ Litre Vanden Plas Tourer
1964 1932 Bugatti Type 50 Coupe Profile
1963 1931 Pierce-Arrow 41 Custom LeBaron Club Sedan
1962 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer
1961 1930 Packard 740 Custom Eight Roadster
1960 None None None
1959 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Atalante Coupe
1958 1930 duPont Model G Merrimac Town Car
1957 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Mulliner Sedanca de Ville
1956 1930 Bugatti Type 37 Grand Prix
1955 1931 Pierce-Arrow 41 LeBaron Town Car Cabriolet
1954 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe
1953 1953 Austin-Healey 100 Roadster
1952 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe
1951 1951 Jaguar Mark VII Saloon
1950 1950 Edwards R-26 Special Sport Roadster

Pebble Beach Concours Class Winners

Pebble Beach Concours Class Winners

The invitation only Pebble Beach Concours is stacked with award winning-worthy cars. 2015 alone saw more than 200 automotive classics roll up to the 18th hole of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links to wow the car-loving audience and try to win awards under categories like ‘Elegance Awards’, ‘Special Awards’ and ‘Class Awards’. While those awards are nice, the most important is the ‘Best of Show’ – the event’s top award. It is the ultimate goal for every collector.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance judging process has two components: Class Judges focus primarily on originality and authenticity, while Honorary Judges direct their attention to design, styling and elegance. Cars that win their class become eligible to win Best of Show.

First, Second and Third in Class Winners are selected by Class Judges based on originality, authenticity, and proper and excellent preservation or restoration. Class Awards, representing the spirit of the Concours, are sculptures created from the Pebble Beach Concours Trophy.

Best of Show is chosen via a simple tally of the independent and secret ballots cast by the Chairman, Chairman Emeritus, Chief Judge, Chief Honorary Judge, Chief Class Judges, Honorary Judge Team Leaders, and selected Class Judges. The Best of Show Trophy is perpetual and is maintained at Pebble Beach, but the winner is presented with a Lalique Trophy and other mementos. The final nominees for Best of Show are also recognized.

Here are the Pebble Beach Concours Class Winners and Photos

2015 Pebble Beach Class Winners 2008 Pebble Beach Class Winners
2014 Pebble Beach Class Winners  2007 Pebble Beach Class Winners
2013 Pebble Beach Class Winners  2006 Pebble Beach Class Winners
2012 Pebble Beach Class Winners 2005 Pebble Beach Class Winners
2011 Pebble Beach Class Winners 2004 Pebble Beach Class Winners
2010 Pebble Beach Class Winners 2003 Pebble Beach Class Winners
2009 Pebble Beach Class Winners 2002 Pebble Beach Class Winners


Pebble Beach Concours Posters

Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance has a history of gorgeous posters promoting the event. From the start in 1950, posters were created to promote the Pebble Beach Concours, and over time, these posters have moved from promotional sheets to cherished mementos to treasured works of art.

Created by several prominent artists, these posters not only document the history of the Pebble Beach Concours, they dramatically depict the importance of the automobile in our society and in our lives.

Here are some of our favorite Pebble Beach Concours Posters over the years: