Car collectors worldwide dream of competing at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links is the stage and the rolling Pacific Ocean serves as a backdrop. They will do so once again this Sunday, August 26th when judging commences for its 68th year.
2018 Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance
The Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance dates back to 1950 and serves as the top-ranking collector car competition in the world. It’s also the event to which most other modern concourses now trace their roots. Initially modeled on the early European concourses that showcased new cars, the Pebble Beach Concours shifted its focus to collector cars in 1955—and other concourses followed suit.
It has also taken the lead by including racing greats and offering featured marques and special classes as early as 1953, introducing displays of dream cars and concepts in the 1980s, and instituting driving events and emphasizing the importance of preservation in the 1990s. Now it also features concept cars.
Guided by—and often driving—the interests of enthusiasts the world over, this concours continues to set the bar for all others. You can check out the 2017 winners here.
The Concours d’legance is not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles are judged for their style and technical merit, as well as their history, their originality and the accuracy of their preservation or restoration—and the best garner reward and recognition.
- Date: Sunday, August 26 (All times are Pacific)
- 8:30 am Judging Commences
- 10:30 am Field officially opens to general admission spectators
- 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Awards are presented
- Location: The Lodge at Pebble Beach
Can’t make it this year? Be sure to tune into the 2 PM webcast:
“We are thrilled to again bring the premier car collector event to the world’s largest automotive distribution network,” says President and General Manager of Motor Trend Group Alex Wellen. “Now with the combined power of the Motor Trend apps, websites, and Velocity TV network, we’re able to deliver unmatched access to the Pebble Beach Concours and automotive expertise to enthusiasts on any device they choose.”
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