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2015 Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours Pictorial

2015 Monterey Car Week and Peb...
This 1936 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter was among the countless highlights during Monterey Car Week 2015
This 1936 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter was among the countless highlights during Monterey Car Week 2015
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A 1956 Jaguar D-Type at Pebble Beach
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A 1956 Jaguar D-Type at Pebble Beach
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Spider at Pebble Beach
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1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Spider at Pebble Beach
An Aston Martin DB-2 alloy bodied roadster at Pebble Beach
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An Aston Martin DB-2 alloy bodied roadster at Pebble Beach
1949 Aston Martin DB-2 prototype at Pebble Beach, 2015
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1949 Aston Martin DB-2 prototype at Pebble Beach, 2015
1970 Mercedes-Benz C111 at Pebble Beach, 2015
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1970 Mercedes-Benz C111 at Pebble Beach, 2015
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental H.J. Mulliner Saloon at Pebble Beach, 2015
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1953 Bentley R-Type Continental H.J. Mulliner Saloon at Pebble Beach, 2015
1950 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith H.J.Mulliner Drop Head at Pebble Beach, 2015
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1950 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith H.J.Mulliner Drop Head at Pebble Beach, 2015
1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Figoni and Falaschi pillarless Berline at Pebble Beach
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1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Figoni and Falaschi pillarless Berline at Pebble Beach
1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Brewster Special at Pebble Beach.
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1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Brewster Special at Pebble Beach.
1953 Bentley R-Type Continental H.J. Mulliner Saloon at Pebble Beach
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1953 Bentley R-Type Continental H.J. Mulliner Saloon at Pebble Beach
1930 duPont Indianapolis Race car at Pebble Beach. duPont was a featured marque
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1930 duPont Indianapolis Race car at Pebble Beach. duPont was a featured marque
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR at Pebble Beach.
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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR at Pebble Beach.
1928 Mercedes Benz Tourer at Pebble Beach
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1928 Mercedes Benz Tourer at Pebble Beach
1928 Mercedes at Pebble Beach - note the three star grill
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1928 Mercedes at Pebble Beach - note the three star grill
1957 Siata 208S Spider at Pebble Beach
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1957 Siata 208S Spider at Pebble Beach
1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A was best in show at Pebble Beach
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1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A was best in show at Pebble Beach
Bugatti air conditioning!
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Bugatti air conditioning!
1939 Bugatti Type 57C at Pebble Beach
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1939 Bugatti Type 57C at Pebble Beach
This 1956 Maserati at Pebble Beach was sold in February in Paris for 2.2 million dollars - to quote Dolly Parton "It cost a whole lot of money to look this cheap"
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This 1956 Maserati at Pebble Beach was sold in February in Paris for 2.2 million dollars - to quote Dolly Parton "It cost a whole lot of money to look this cheap"
The hypnotic effect of a Bugatti
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The hypnotic effect of a Bugatti
Mercury customs was one of the features of Pebble Beach - this one has a period Carson Top
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Mercury customs was one of the features of Pebble Beach - this one has a period Carson Top
Lincoln Continentals were featured at Pebble
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Lincoln Continentals were featured at Pebble
Lykan was on display in Pebble Beach concept car area
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Lykan was on display in Pebble Beach concept car area
A Bugatti slips by the Dawn patrol at Pebble Beach
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A Bugatti slips by the Dawn patrol at Pebble Beach
1938 Alfa Romeo 6C Touring coupe at Pebble Beach.
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1938 Alfa Romeo 6C Touring coupe at Pebble Beach.
1957 Fiat Stanguellini by Bertone at Pebble Beach.
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1957 Fiat Stanguellini by Bertone at Pebble Beach.
1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato Coupe at Pebble Beach.
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1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato Coupe at Pebble Beach.
A Fiat 8V at Pebble Beach. Fiat thought that Ford had copyrighted the term V-8!
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A Fiat 8V at Pebble Beach. Fiat thought that Ford had copyrighted the term V-8!
1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico
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1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico
1953 Ferrari 340 MM Spyder at Pebble Beach
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1953 Ferrari 340 MM Spyder at Pebble Beach
1960 Ferrari 250 SWB at Pebble Beach
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1960 Ferrari 250 SWB at Pebble Beach
1952 Ferrari 212 at Pebble Beach.
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1952 Ferrari 212 at Pebble Beach.
The "certificate of authenticity" for a Barris custom car
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The "certificate of authenticity" for a Barris custom car
An extremely original Stuz at Pebble Beach
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An extremely original Stuz at Pebble Beach
1935 SS Cars SS1 Saloon at Pebble Beach.
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1935 SS Cars SS1 Saloon at Pebble Beach.
1939 Alfa Romeo 6C Touring
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1939 Alfa Romeo 6C Touring
An Audi on the concept cars display at Pebble Beach.
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An Audi on the concept cars display at Pebble Beach.
Icona Vulcano Titanium on display with the concept cars at Pebble Beach.
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Icona Vulcano Titanium on display with the concept cars at Pebble Beach.
1955 Mercedes W196R GP car at Pebble Beach..
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1955 Mercedes W196R GP car at Pebble Beach..
1938 Alfa Romeo 6 C 2300B MM Spider at Pebble Beach
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1938 Alfa Romeo 6 C 2300B MM Spider at Pebble Beach
1931 Alfa Romeo 8C at Pebble Beach
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1931 Alfa Romeo 8C at Pebble Beach
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport at Pebble Beach.
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1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport at Pebble Beach.
1951 Fiat Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupe at Pebble Beach.
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1951 Fiat Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupe at Pebble Beach.
1957 Fiat with top down at Pebble Beach
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1957 Fiat with top down at Pebble Beach
1954 Fiat 8V Zagato coupe at Pebble Beach.
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1954 Fiat 8V Zagato coupe at Pebble Beach.
This Barris Mercury Coupe was the first built. It was also first in class at Pebble Beach
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This Barris Mercury Coupe was the first built. It was also first in class at Pebble Beach
1948 Talbot-Lago T26C at Pebble Beach
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1948 Talbot-Lago T26C at Pebble Beach
1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS at Pebble Beach
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1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS at Pebble Beach
Cunninghams were another featured class at Pebble Beach – this is a 1951 C-1 Roadster
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Cunninghams were another featured class at Pebble Beach – this is a 1951 C-1 Roadster
George Barris poses with the owners of the Leo Lyon's Mercury custom at Pebble Beach
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George Barris poses with the owners of the Leo Lyon's Mercury custom at Pebble Beach
The Leo Lyons Custom Mercury at Pebble Beach
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The Leo Lyons Custom Mercury at Pebble Beach
A Fiat at "The Little Car Show"
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A Fiat at "The Little Car Show"
1956 GMC Suburban (GMC's version of Cameo) with a couple of Whizzers on Ocean Avenue
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1956 GMC Suburban (GMC's version of Cameo) with a couple of Whizzers on Ocean Avenue
1973 Renault Alpine on Ocean Ave.
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1973 Renault Alpine on Ocean Ave.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger on Ocean Ave.
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1966 Sunbeam Tiger on Ocean Ave.
A Mercury Custom appraoch for its award on Ocean Ave.
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A Mercury Custom appraoch for its award on Ocean Ave.
1965 Shelby Cobra with 289 on Ocean Ave.
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1965 Shelby Cobra with 289 on Ocean Ave.
1947 MG TC awaiting an award on Ocean Ave.
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1947 MG TC awaiting an award on Ocean Ave.
1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta was awarded best in show at the Carmel by The Sea Concours on Ocean Ave.
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1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta was awarded best in show at the Carmel by The Sea Concours on Ocean Ave.
1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta was awarded best in show at the Carmel by The Sea Concours on Ocean Avenue.
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1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta was awarded best in show at the Carmel by The Sea Concours on Ocean Avenue.
1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta had a great tail section
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1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta had a great tail section
1952 Porsche was part of the Patina Display on Ocean Avenue.
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1952 Porsche was part of the Patina Display on Ocean Avenue.
1954 Desoto was a "Resto-Mod". It had a 6.1 modern Hemi under the hood
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1954 Desoto was a "Resto-Mod". It had a 6.1 modern Hemi under the hood
1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta
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1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta
1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta
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1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta
Casey Maxon and Mark Gessler from Historic Vehicle Association recreated Edsel Ford's 1915 trip from Detroit to San Francisco. Probably the cheapest car there and they had the most fun!
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Casey Maxon and Mark Gessler from Historic Vehicle Association recreated Edsel Ford's 1915 trip from Detroit to San Francisco. Probably the cheapest car there and they had the most fun!
Mike Begley won the motorcycle class on his 1951 Vincent Black Shadow on Ocean Ave.
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Mike Begley won the motorcycle class on his 1951 Vincent Black Shadow on Ocean Ave.
1947 Mercury Sportsman parked on 4th Ave. in Carmel
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1947 Mercury Sportsman parked on 4th Ave. in Carmel
1951 Vincent Black Shadow
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1951 Vincent Black Shadow
1958 Enzmann 506 on Ocean Ave.
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1958 Enzmann 506 on Ocean Ave.
1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL on Ocean Avenue.
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1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL on Ocean Avenue.
Meyers Manx Dune Buggies were a feature class on Ocean Ave.
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Meyers Manx Dune Buggies were a feature class on Ocean Ave.
1960 Porsche 356 Carrera GTL displays its unusual exhaust on Ocean Ave.
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1960 Porsche 356 Carrera GTL displays its unusual exhaust on Ocean Ave.
Sleek nose of the 1960 Porsche Carrea.
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Sleek nose of the 1960 Porsche Carrea.
Rothmans Rally Porsche
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Rothmans Rally Porsche
1947 Fiat Topolino on Ocean Ave.
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1947 Fiat Topolino on Ocean Ave.
Cistallia air conditioning!
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Cistallia air conditioning!
Once unloved, Porsche 928's have a class of their own on Ocean Ave.
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Once unloved, Porsche 928's have a class of their own on Ocean Ave.
Resto-Mod 54 Corvette
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Resto-Mod 54 Corvette
Iconic 32 Ford 3 window coupe on Ocean Ave.
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Iconic 32 Ford 3 window coupe on Ocean Ave.
Every Hot Rodder's dream; a Deuce roadster
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Every Hot Rodder's dream; a Deuce roadster
Original paint Porsche 912 on Ocean Ave.
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Original paint Porsche 912 on Ocean Ave.
1912 Thor original paint at Mecum sale
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1912 Thor original paint at Mecum sale
Pretty maids in a row at Mecum sale. The Lamborghini in the center fetched top price at the auction.
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Pretty maids in a row at Mecum sale. The Lamborghini in the center fetched top price at the auction.
New Ford GT-40 setting up at Hangar party
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New Ford GT-40 setting up at Hangar party
New Ford GT-40
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New Ford GT-40
Cyclops at Little Car Show in Seaside. Readers of Road and Track in the 50's will remember stories about them.
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Cyclops at Little Car Show in Seaside. Readers of Road and Track in the 50's will remember stories about them.
The Peel may be the smallest car in the world.
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The Peel may be the smallest car in the world.
1925 BMW R32 was sold for $187,000 at Mecum auction
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1925 BMW R32 was sold for $187,000 at Mecum auction
Koenigsegg One setting up at hangar Party
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Koenigsegg One setting up at hangar Party
Honda had one of their Formula One cars at The hangar party.
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Honda had one of their Formula One cars at The hangar party.
New Acura was on display at hangar Party
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New Acura was on display at hangar Party
Honda brought in their new private jet for display at the Hangar Party
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Honda brought in their new private jet for display at the Hangar Party
Honda Jet!
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Honda Jet!
New AC in parking lot at Hangar Party
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New AC in parking lot at Hangar Party
Citroen 2CV at Little Car Show
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Citroen 2CV at Little Car Show
Austin Mini at The Little Car Show.
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Austin Mini at The Little Car Show.
The "Starting Line" for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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The "Starting Line" for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
A crowded starting line for Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance.
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A crowded starting line for Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance.
A D-Type Jaguar at The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance.
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A D-Type Jaguar at The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance.
A Mustang fastback at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance.
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A Mustang fastback at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance.
Porsche 550 with a "wing" at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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Porsche 550 with a "wing" at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
Jaguar SS at starting line of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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Jaguar SS at starting line of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
A Zagato at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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A Zagato at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
This obviously isn't this XK-120's first tour
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This obviously isn't this XK-120's first tour
A Hertz Mustang on Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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A Hertz Mustang on Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
A chopped Mercury on Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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A chopped Mercury on Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
An Arnolt Bristol on the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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An Arnolt Bristol on the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
Cunninghams were one of the featured marques at Pebble Beach
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Cunninghams were one of the featured marques at Pebble Beach
Martin and Sandra Button depart in their Bentley on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
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Martin and Sandra Button depart in their Bentley on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
A Cunningham departs on Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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A Cunningham departs on Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
Graham Paige Supercharged convertible begins Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
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Graham Paige Supercharged convertible begins Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
An Alvis awaits the beginning of The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
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An Alvis awaits the beginning of The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
A pair of Ferraris takes the first corner in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
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A pair of Ferraris takes the first corner in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
Early Motion Pro Bracket on a Stuz in The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
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Early Motion Pro Bracket on a Stuz in The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
An early Bentley on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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An early Bentley on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
A Zagato bodied Maserati starts on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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A Zagato bodied Maserati starts on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
Another Zagato takes off on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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Another Zagato takes off on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
Touring in style on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance.
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Touring in style on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance.
A Ferrari commences on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
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A Ferrari commences on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
An early ferrari Mexico commences The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
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An early ferrari Mexico commences The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance
A cornucopia of sound on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
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A cornucopia of sound on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
A Bentley begins The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
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A Bentley begins The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
A 1931 Duesenberg begins The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour
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A 1931 Duesenberg begins The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour
An open Pope begins The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance'
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An open Pope begins The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d"Elegance'
A Mercury sets out to cruise on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
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A Mercury sets out to cruise on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
A Cunningham on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
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A Cunningham on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
A Pierce Arrow on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
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A Pierce Arrow on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
Luxury touring on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
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Luxury touring on The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
A Bugatti display at The Quail
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A Bugatti display at The Quail
A Comete at The Quail.
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A Comete at The Quail.
1953 Bristol 404D at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
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1953 Bristol 404D at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
An aluminum Jaguar XK-120 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.
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An aluminum Jaguar XK-120 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.
1956 Porsche "Outlaw" at The Quail
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1956 Porsche "Outlaw" at The Quail
Bruce Meyer's 32 3 window Ford sports an Ardun conversion and a supercharger at The Quail
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Bruce Meyer's 32 3 window Ford sports an Ardun conversion and a supercharger at The Quail
1935 Delahaye Type 145 from the Mullin Museum in Oxnard at The Quail
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1935 Delahaye Type 145 from the Mullin Museum in Oxnard at The Quail
1963 Bizzarrini A3/C Corsa at The Quail
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1963 Bizzarrini A3/C Corsa at The Quail
Brian Fuller's "The Impaler" at The Quail
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Brian Fuller's "The Impaler" at The Quail
1966 Lamborghini 400 2+2 at The Quail
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1966 Lamborghini 400 2+2 at The Quail
Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Normale at The Quail
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Normale at The Quail
2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale at The Quail
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2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale at The Quail
1961 Ferrari short wheel base at The Quail
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1961 Ferrari short wheel base at The Quail
1963 Rene Bonnet d'Jet at The Quail
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1963 Rene Bonnet d'Jet at The Quail
1959 Autobianchi at The Quail
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1959 Autobianchi at The Quail
1963 Porsche Carrera 200 GS Coupe at The Quail
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1963 Porsche Carrera 200 GS Coupe at The Quail
Vincent "Shadow Special " at The Quail
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Vincent "Shadow Special " at The Quail
1952 Ferrari Mexico at The Quail
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1952 Ferrari Mexico at The Quail
1963 Ferrari SUPERAMERICA at The Quail
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1963 Ferrari SUPERAMERICA at The Quail
1960 Austin Healey 3000 at The Quail
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1960 Austin Healey 3000 at The Quail
Abarth Roadster at The Quail
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Abarth Roadster at The Quail
Jaguar XK120 m at The Quail
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Jaguar XK120 m at The Quail
1955 Ferrari Mondial with hood off at The Quail
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1955 Ferrari Mondial with hood off at The Quail
1952 Allard J-2X at The Quail
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1952 Allard J-2X at The Quail
Ford's on display at The Quail
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Ford's on display at The Quail
1936 Bentley
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1936 Bentley
1937 Jaguar SS-100 at The Quail
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1937 Jaguar SS-100 at The Quail
1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT at The Quail
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1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT at The Quail
1964 Alfa Romeo Zagato at The Quail
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1964 Alfa Romeo Zagato at The Quail
A Hudson Italia exhaust.
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A Hudson Italia exhaust.
Eight Vincents in a row at The Motorworks Revival
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Eight Vincents in a row at The Motorworks Revival
Brian Fuller's Hot Rod at The Motorworks Revival
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Brian Fuller's Hot Rod at The Motorworks Revival
A P-51 at at The Motorworks Revival
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A P-51 at at The Motorworks Revival
Wayne Carini took delivery of his new Hot Rod at The Motorworks Revival
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Wayne Carini took delivery of his new Hot Rod at The Motorworks Revival
Eddie Lawson tries on a Yamaha racer for fit at The Motorworks Revival
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Eddie Lawson tries on a Yamaha racer for fit at The Motorworks Revival
Only just over 400 of these Toyotas were ever built.
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Only just over 400 of these Toyotas were ever built.
1956 Fiat Eden ROC was sold for $660,000 at The Gooding Sale
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1956 Fiat Eden ROC was sold for $660,000 at The Gooding Sale
1962 Ferrari GTE at Gooding Sale. A guy was asked to NOT touch it - "We're trying to keep it dirty"
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1962 Ferrari GTE at Gooding Sale. A guy was asked to NOT touch it - "We're trying to keep it dirty"
1955 Hudson Italia at The Gooding Sale
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1955 Hudson Italia at The Gooding Sale
A Citreon 2CV at The Concours d'LeMons.
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A Citreon 2CV at The Concours d'LeMons.
A French Panhard Z-16 at The Concours d'LeMons
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A French Panhard Z-16 at The Concours d'LeMons
An Angelia gasser with Lemon scented air filter at The Concours d'LeMons.
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An Angelia gasser with Lemon scented air filter at The Concours d'LeMons.
Three wheeler delivery at The Concours d'LeMons
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Three wheeler delivery at The Concours d'LeMons
1964 Bristol at The Concours d'LeMons
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1964 Bristol at The Concours d'LeMons
Austin A-35 at The Concours d'LeMons. These are coveted for racing in the UK.
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Austin A-35 at The Concours d'LeMons. These are coveted for racing in the UK.
Honda 600 on steroids at The Concours d'LeMons
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Honda 600 on steroids at The Concours d'LeMons
Datsun engine in the Honda 600 at The Concours d'LeMons
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Datsun engine in the Honda 600 at The Concours d'LeMons
When you got it all! The Concours d'LeMons.
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When you got it all! The Concours d'LeMons.
AMC Pacer at The Concours d'LeMons
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AMC Pacer at The Concours d'LeMons
Stylin' at The Concours d'LeMons.
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Stylin' at The Concours d'LeMons.
64 Ford Galaxie on steroids at The Concours d'LeMons
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64 Ford Galaxie on steroids at The Concours d'LeMons
An Alfa Romeo GTV on display at The Concorso Italiano
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An Alfa Romeo GTV on display at The Concorso Italiano
As many are aware, Alfa is back in the USA. Alfa Romeo had a display at The Concorso Italiano
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As many are aware, Alfa is back in the USA. Alfa Romeo had a display at The Concorso Italiano
1959 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce at The Concorso Italiano
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1959 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce at The Concorso Italiano
Salvage parts yard display at The Concorso Italiano
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Salvage parts yard display at The Concorso Italiano
1959 Ferrari 250 GT at The Concorso Italiano
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1959 Ferrari 250 GT at The Concorso Italiano
This car is based on a Triumph TR-4 Chassis
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This car is based on a Triumph TR-4 Chassis
Chrysler Ghia at The Concorso Italiano
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Chrysler Ghia at The Concorso Italiano
1963 Malaguti Olympique at The Concorso Italiano
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1963 Malaguti Olympique at The Concorso Italiano
More Zagato influence at The Concorso Italiano
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More Zagato influence at The Concorso Italiano
1969 deTomaso Mangusta at The Concorso Italiano
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1969 deTomaso Mangusta at The Concorso Italiano
1975 Lancia Fulvia at The Concorso Italiano
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1975 Lancia Fulvia at The Concorso Italiano
1958 Fiat 1200 TV at The Concorso Italiano
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1958 Fiat 1200 TV at The Concorso Italiano
Abarth at The Concorso Italiano - a new level of patina
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Abarth at The Concorso Italiano - a new level of patina
Fiat Abarth Zagato at The Concorso Italiano
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Fiat Abarth Zagato at The Concorso Italiano
1960 Maserati 3500 GT at The Concorso Italiano
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1960 Maserati 3500 GT at The Concorso Italiano
1975 Maserati Bora at The Concorso Italiano
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1975 Maserati Bora at The Concorso Italiano
The Concorso Italiano has an "other class" too .... nice BMW 3.0 CS
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The Concorso Italiano has an "other class" too .... nice BMW 3.0 CS
1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint at The Concorso Italiano
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1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint at The Concorso Italiano
A big crowd at The Concorso Italiano
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A big crowd at The Concorso Italiano
1967 Iso Grifo at The Concorso Italiano
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1967 Iso Grifo at The Concorso Italiano
A fashion statement at The Concorso Italiano
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A fashion statement at The Concorso Italiano
1964 Iso Rivolta at The Concorso Italiano
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1964 Iso Rivolta at The Concorso Italiano
The prototype Iso Grifo. The developer is in the background recounting some scary tales of development at The Concorso Italiano.
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The prototype Iso Grifo. The developer is in the background recounting some scary tales of development at The Concorso Italiano.
Its fashionable to be fashionable
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Its fashionable to be fashionable
Crowds bid on a 1964 Ferarri 250 LM during the RM Sotheby's Auction
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Crowds bid on a 1964 Ferarri 250 LM during the RM Sotheby's Auction
Lamborghinis in a row at The Concorso Italiano
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Lamborghinis in a row at The Concorso Italiano
This 1936 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter was among the countless highlights during Monterey Car Week 2015
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This 1936 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter was among the countless highlights during Monterey Car Week 2015
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The sixty fifth anniversary of the first Pebble Beach auto racing weekend is now much greater than anyone could have envisaged when California's Monterey Peninsula community began this journey. Originally a race and low-key concours boasting European style racing cars, it has now evolved into what isknown as Monterey Car Week.

For well-heeled gearheads,this is a Motoring Mecca. Ten days before the automotive celebration culminated with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, time trials began atLaguna Seca for the Monterey Historics racing. This is one of the few places where grease under your nails isaccepted attire.

As the week progresses, the polish thickens. There are more shows, more elite invitation-only get-togethers, more and more auctions. The official numbers place the influx of visitors at less than 100,000 – roughly the same number of people who attend a major stadium sporting event. Not all audiences are equal however, and for the last few years, that stadium sized audience has brought with it half a billion dollars, counting the auctions and associated transportation, accommodation, entry fees, charity donations and other factors boosting the local economy.

New AC in parking lot at Hangar Party
New AC in parking lot at Hangar Party

Crowds bid on a 1964 Ferarri 250 LM during the RM Sotheby's Auction
Crowds bid on a 1964 Ferarri 250 LM during the RM Sotheby's Auction

Different auction houses target differentaudiences, with the lesser ones aiming at high net worth individuals (defined as those with investable finance in excess of US$1 million), the middle tier at ultra high net worth individuals (those with investable finance in excess of US$20 million) and the elite houses have a regular clientele that reads like a who's who of international high achievers. Monterey is where the world's big money motor enthusiasts come out to play.

Icona Vulcano Titanium on display with the concept cars at Pebble Beach.
Icona Vulcano Titanium on display with the concept cars at Pebble Beach.

High profile car launches

When the most monied petrol heads in the world congregate, it's also logical place to show new cars and the week is also developing into an auto show for the elite. Each concours or show also has become an area to introducenew concept cars and boutique cars.

An Audi on the concept cars display at Pebble Beach.
An Audi on the concept cars display at Pebble Beach.

Lykan was on display in Pebble Beach concept car area
Lykan was on display in Pebble Beach concept car area

BMW all showed they had skin in the game asdid numerous smaller manufacturers. People who collect cars and spend a million dollars a pop restoring them to perfection, don't then drive them as a work-a-day car.

New Ford GT-40
New Ford GT-40

New Ford GT-40 setting up at Hangar party
New Ford GT-40 setting up at Hangar party

Eye candy is still the main staple of theweek. If you really know your cars, you'll see cars on the road here that you never see elsewhere. The traffic is thick with exotica from every era.

1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta was awarded best in show at the Carmel by The Sea Concours on Ocean Avenue.
1947 Cistallia 202 MM Berlinetta was awarded best in show at the Carmel by The Sea Concours on Ocean Avenue.

Carmel by the Sea Concours

On Tuesday the Carmel by the Sea Concours kicked off with hundreds of carslining Ocean Avenue. The side streets are now saved for moreentrants, so a stroll through the village is akin to something between a vintage car show and a living museum.

The event has climbed back from near extinction in 2009 to rival with Thursday's Tour d'Elegance for creating parking shortages around Carmel. The word isout. This is a great show! Nonstop commentary by experts and DonaldOsborne's rendition of The Star Spangled Banner were not to be missed. With no admission fees, how can you lose?

1947 Fiat Topolino on Ocean Ave.
1947 Fiat Topolino on Ocean Ave.

The Little Car Show

At noon Wednesday "the Little Car Show" starts.Several blocks are opened up for the "little people." Here the Austin Mini, theHonda 600 and the Citroen 2CV among others are held in high esteem.

New Acura was on display at hangar Party
New Acura was on display at hangar Party

The Hangar Party (McCall's Motorworks Revival)

Wednesdaysaw the Hangar Party (formally known as McCall's Motorworks Revival) kickingoff the round of significant credit card receipts which rolled on until Sunday night. A basic ticket to the Hangar party will set you back $300+.

Eight Vincents in a row at The Motorworks Revival
Eight Vincents in a row at The Motorworks Revival

Youget non stop food and drink. Even without the alcohol, the presentation of vintageaircraft, cars and motorcycles isintoxicating. There were eight Vincents this year in one spot!

Honda brought in their new private jet for display at the Hangar Party
Honda brought in their new private jet for display at the Hangar Party

Arch Motorcycle Company were prominent among others.

A P-51 at at The Motorworks Revival
A P-51 at at The Motorworks Revival

An Alvis awaits the beginning of The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance
An Alvis awaits the beginning of The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour d'Elegance

The Rolex Tour d'Elegance

On Thursday,the Pebble Beach Concours hosted the Tour d'Elegance. If you arrived by about 7am, you will have seen them lined up in preparation. The tour travelled 75 miles, culminating back onOcean Avenue where the cars were on display for free. Once again, theonly taxing aspect was the parking situation.

If you participate in the Tour d'Elegance and you end up with the same points as another car which did not participate in the tour at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, you win the tie-break. A best in class at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is a lifetime achievement, so more than 80 percent of Concours participants also enter the tour.

1952 Ferrari Mexico at The Quail
1952 Ferrari Mexico at The Quail

Quail Motorsports Gathering

On Friday it's time for The Quail's MotorsportsGathering at the Quail Lodge. This year the management went all in anddoubled the size of the show grounds. There were seven food courts representingthe seven Peninsula Hotels. Hong Kong, Chicago, Bangkok and others were therefor your palate. "Peer judging" sees each participant in the class vote for anothervehicle and what they think is the best in show.

Tickets for this event sold out in three minutes and they cost more than $400. The Bonhams Quail Auction took place in a field nearby ... sometimes, it is expensive to get out of there.

1964 Alfa Romeo Zagato at The Quail
1964 Alfa Romeo Zagato at The Quail

Werks Reunion

About a mile away was the Werks Reunion.Close to 500 Porsches of all flavors showed up. This year the 911 Turbo was celebrated. Parkingdisappears early here, too – by 8am, vehicles were parking along the highway.

When you got it all! The Concours d'LeMons.
When you got it all! The Concours d'LeMons.

Concours d'LeMons

Saturdayfound the Concours d'LeMons kicking-off. This could be described as a good show for bad cars. You get tosee all of the cars that some manufacturers tried forget and here participants are honest about rust instead of covering it up with Bondo. As usual, bribing of judges was out and in the open. We used to leave a cookie for Santa, why not a beer for thejudges?

As many are aware, Alfa is back in the USA. Alfa Romeo had a display at The Concorso Italiano
As many are aware, Alfa is back in the USA. Alfa Romeo had a display at The Concorso Italiano

Concorso Italiano

Down the street was the Concorso Italiano. There were close to 1000 cars this year and some motorcycles too. With the Ferrari Rally in town the following week there was a bumper crop of Ferrari entries, and given allof the red cars on show it could just as easily be called the "Sea of Red by the Sea."

A big crowd at The Concorso Italiano
A big crowd at The Concorso Italiano

This year was fog free too, an unusual treat for attendees.

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Sunday is the day. While the entry fee is steep, you see cars here that you are unlikely to encounter anywhere else. Words don't do the Concours d'Elegance justice – which is why we took the camera along. Make sure you browse through our Monterey Car Week photo gallery, where you'll find many images that will delight you from the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the week's other major events.

And if you love motorized transport, make sure you make it to Monterey Car Week at least once if you can. It's a treat quite unlike anything you'll experience anywhere else. This year was my ninth in a row. The chances of me not being there next year are infinitesimal.

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