The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the world’s most prestigious and best known event which was held in California this year.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is one of the biggest and most anticipated charitable events of the automotive sector and is organised by vintage and classic-car enthusiasts. The iconic yearly event, held at the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links California, is like a show stopper for the preceding Monterey Car Week. 2019 saw the 69th edition of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The fairway showcased some of the rarest and most sought-after classic and vintage cars from companies like Bentley, Rolls Royce, Duesenberg, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Lamborghini and many more. However, many modern cars were on display too,  such as the Bugatti Centodieci hypercar which has 1600 horse power and takes inspiration from the EB110. Also in the line-up were Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept, Aston Martin Valhalla, and Lotus Evija.

Nominations

This year, four cars were nominated for the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance’s Best of the Show award. The winning pedestal was secured by the 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer, which came as a gift to Bentley motors limited who are celebrating their 100-year anniversary. The Bentley is owned by Michael Kadoorie, a businessman based out of Hong Kong.

Other than 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer, the models nominated for the Best of Show award were a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop Cabriolet, a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann & Rossi Special Cabriolet and a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Coupé.

Elegance Awards:

 The Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible title was won by a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop Cabriolet. It is owned by Richard and Melanie Lundquist of Palos Verdes Estates, California.

The Jules Heumann Most Elegant Open Car was a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster York Roadster from the Lehrman Collection, Palm Beach, Florida.

J. B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car was won by the 1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Ghia Supergioiello Coupé owned by Jonathan and Wendy Segal from San Diego, California.

And the Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car was bestowed upon a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato Berlinetta Speciale which is owned by David and Ginny Sydorick from Beverly Hills in California.

Special Awards:

The Alec Ulmann Trophy was given to a 1929 Hispano-Suiza H6C Saoutchik Cabriolet. Charles and Karen Nearburg from Dallas, Texas own this magnificent car.

A 1910 Marmon 32 Five Passenger touring won the Ansel Adams Award . It is owned by Mike and Sharon Silvera, Minden, Nevada.

The Art Center College of Design Award was given to an amazing 1967 Ferrari 412 P Coupe MJJV Cars, Rye, New York.

A  beautiful 1932 Maserati V4 Zagato Spider belonging to Lawrence Auriana from Greenwich, Connecticut took home the Briggs Cunningham Trophy.

The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) Award was bagged by  a1921 Bentley 3 Litre Harrison Open Two Seater Sports, from a Private Collection of cars from Switzerland.

The Chairman’s Trophy was given to the owner of  a 1968 Howmet TX Coupe, Andreas Mohringer from Salzburg, Austria.

The Charles A. Chayne Trophy winner was a 1925 Lancia Lambda 5th Series Torpedo, owned by Stanley and Merle Bauer of Beverly Hills, California.

A 1930 Duesenberg J Murphy Disappearing Top Roadster belonging to Paul and Cheryl Petrovich of Pebble Beach, California won them the Classic Car Club of America Trophy.

Bruce Meyer from Beverly Hills, California, received the Dean Batchelor Trophy for his 1932 Ford Bob Morris Roadster.

The Elegance in Motion Trophy was given to a1937 Horch 853 Glaser Sport Cabriolet, the prized possession of  Valerie and Aaron Weiss of San Marino, California.

The Enzo Ferrari Trophy was awarded to the owner of a 1954 Ferrari 735 S Monza Scaglietti Spyder, going by the name of Bruce Meyer, hailing from Beverly Hills, California.

The FIVA Postwar Trophy winner was the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Coupé owned by William and Christopher Sharples from New York.

The FIVA Prewar Trophy was won by a1907 Renault XB Labourdette Transformable Landaulet. Steve and Marilee Hamilton from Washoe Valley of Nevada are the owners of this spectacular car.

The French Cup was won by a 1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Rocco Motto Barchetta and its proud owners – Ralph and Marion Stadler from Meggen, Switzerland.

The Gran Turismo Trophy winner was the 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider. It is owned by Jonathan Feiber and Heather Buhr of Atherton from California.

A 1941 Lincoln Continental Brunn Town Car won the Lincoln Trophy for Marshall Miller from Kansas City, Missouri -its proud owner.

The Lorin Tyron Trophy this year, was given to Bob Cole. The Lorin Tyron trophy is named after a man considered as one of the strongest supporting stalwarts of the Pebble beach Concours’d’elegance. It must be noted with pride that India  shined in this category last year when the award went to His Highness Rana Manvendra Singh Barwani.

The Lucius Beebe Trophy winner was a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Inskip Special Henley Coupé.

The 70th installment of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will take place on Sunday, August 16th, 2020. Mark your calendars classic and vintage car enthusiasts, for it deserves a slot in every car enthusiast’s bucket list.

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