Pebble Beach Concours

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 YearVehicle YearMakeModel
20161936LanciaLancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet
20151924Isotta FraschiniTipo 8A Cabriolet
20141954Ferrari375 MM Scaglietti Coupe
20131934Packard1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria
20121928Mercedes-Benz680S Saoutchik Torpedo
20111934VoisinC-25 Aerodyne
20101933DelageD8 S deVillars Roadster
20091937Horch853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sports Cabriolet
20081938Alfa Romeo8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
20071935DuesenbergSJ Speedster
20061931DaimlerDouble Six 50 Corsica Drophead Coupe
20051937DelageD8-120 S Pourtout Aero Coupe
20041938Horch853A Erdmann & Rossi Sport Cabriolet
2003 1936BugattiType 57SC Atlantic
2002 1934VoisinC 15 ETS Saliot Roadster
20011930Mercedes-BenzSS Erdmann & Rossi Roadster
20001937Delahaye135 M Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet
19991932DaimlerDouble Six Martin Walter Sport Saloon
19981938BugattiType 57SC Corsica Roadster
19971937Talbot-LagoT150C Figoni & Falaschi Coupe
19961938DelageD8-120 de Villars Speedster
19951931Isotta FraschiniTipo 8B Viggo Jensen Cabriolet d’Orsay
19941933DuesenbergJ Rollston Torpedo Convertible Victoria
19931930Mercedes-BenzSSK “Count Trossi” Roadster
19921929Rolls-RoycePhantom II Brewster Town Car
19911932ChryslerCH Imperial LeBaron Speedster
19901938BugattiType 57SC Atlantic
19891922Hispano-SuizaH6B Labourdette Skiff
19881937Alfa Romeo8C 2900B Touring Spider
19871928MinervaType AF Ostruk Berline Transformable
19861936Mercedes-Benz500K Special Roadster
19851939BugattiType 57 Saoutchik Cabriolet
19841929CunninghamSeries V-9 All Weather Cabriolet
19831930Isotta FraschiniTipo 8A SS Castagna Special Sports Tourer
19821935Mercedes-Benz500K Special Roadster
19811929DuesenbergJ Murphy Convertible Coupe
19801933Duesenberg SJ Rollston Arlington Torpedo Sedan
19791931ChryslerCG Imperial LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton
19781929DuesenbergJ LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton
19771927Packard343 Eight Murphy Town Car Cabriolet
19761937BugattiType 57Sc Atalante Coupe
19751934Packard1101 Eight Convertible Victoria
19741929Rolls-RoycePhantom I Brewster Regent Convertible Coupe
19731939Mercedes-Benz540K Cabriolet Coupe
19721922Hispano-SuizaH6B Labourdette Skiff Torpedo
19711927Mercedes-BenzS Three Door Tourer
19701931DaimlerDouble-Six 50 Royal Limousine
19691934DuesenbergJ Murphy Style Dual Cowl Phaeton
19681964MaseratiMistral Coupe
19671937Rolls-RoycePhantom III Mulliner Sports Saloon
19661931BugattiType 41 Royale Binder Coupe de Ville
19651927Bentley4½ Litre Vanden Plas Tourer
19641932BugattiType 50 Coupe Profile
19631931Pierce-Arrow41 Custom LeBaron Club Sedan
19621913Rolls-RoyceSilver Ghost Tourer
19611930Packard740 Custom Eight Roadster
19591939BugattiType 57C Gangloff Atalante Coupe
19581930duPontModel G Merrimac Town Car
19571937Rolls-RoycePhantom III Mulliner Sedanca de Ville
19561930BugattiType 37 Grand Prix
19551931Pierce-Arrow41 LeBaron Town Car Cabriolet
19541952JaguarXK120 Fixed Head Coupe
19531953Austin-Healey100 Roadster
19521952JaguarXK120 Fixed Head Coupe
19511951JaguarMark VII Saloon
19501950EdwardsR-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 Winners2008 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 Winners2005 Pebble Beach Class Winners
2011 Pebble Beach Class Winners2004 Pebble Beach Class Winners
2010 Pebble Beach Class Winners2003 Pebble Beach Class Winners
2009 Pebble Beach Class Winners2002 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: