Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance Posted September 10, 2012 Originally posted on HistoricVehicle.org
On the third Sunday in August, approximately 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto the eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Pebble Beach Concour d’Elegance is one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the forests of Pebble Beach, the Pebble Beach Concours has grown into the top-ranking collector car show in the world. People from all over the world come to compete in or simply enjoy the event. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style—and the best earn well-deserved recognition and awards.
Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance – Best of Show Posted September 10, 2012
The 2012 Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance Best of Show Award goes to CCCA Member Paul & Judy Andrews from Texas, with their 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo!
Margaret Dunning Wins CCCA Trophy at Pebble Beach Posted August 22, 2012
Margaret Dunning won the 2012 Classic Car Club of America Trophy, presented by Joe and Angela Cantore of Chicago, at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance. Ms. Dunning, 102 years young, stole the attention of everyone in attendance as she bantered with the MC and Jay Leno about her car. Margaret then got behind the wheel of her 1930 Packard, navigated the crowds as she drove the car up onto the awards stand, picked up her award and then drove off. Not an easy feat for even the most skilled driver. Ms. Dunning's car also has the honor of being the very first ever to be awarded 100 points at a CCCA Grand Classic. Margaret is a true Classic.
Hilton Head Island, SC: A haven for sand, sun and classic cars?!? Updated May 1, 2012
With its miles of pristine, white sandy beaches, idyllic year round weather and, what seems like, an infinite number of golf courses within its 60 square miles, Hilton Head Island is, without argue, known best as a golfer’s paradise. However, Hilton Head Island is fast becoming known for something surprising…remarkable automobiles.
Although the Hilton Head Island event has added to its event portfolio since its inception in 2002 to include a speed weekend in nearby Savannah, GA, a day for regional car clubs to show of their best stuff, and an array of new car displays, test drives and automotive-themed exhibits, it’s still the Concours d’Elegance that reigns supreme.
North America’s finest positioned under the spreading oaks and cascading Spanish moss characteristic of the famous South Carolina ‘Lowcountry’ is enough to get just about anyone’s engine going. With the beautiful setting of Hilton Head Island as the backdrop, the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is one of the finest events in the country.
The 11th annual Festival is scheduled for this fall, October 26 – November 4, 2012.