This Weekend: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

1934 Packard V12 Coupe-Roadster

1934 Packard V12 Coupe-Roadster

It’s way too late to get a reservation now. So instead, we’re going to show you photos of some gorgeous cars and point you to websites that show even more, plus give you a sense of what you’re missing. Events began on Wednesday and will continue through this Sunday, August 16.

Pebble Beach is perhaps the world’s greatest outdoor classic-car show. It’s for certified old-car lovers, but puts all kinds of notable new and old vehicles on display. You can even see the 2011 Infiniti M, which has caused quite a stir, unveiled “virtually” in a live broadcast from the Concours. There will also be an auction, driving events, historic cars racing at Laguna Seca, tours of Pebble Beach and Carmel, and more events and attractions listed here.

Porsche is the featured marque this year. So you’ll see the Panamera and can join the complainers in discussing the just completed VW takeover of the historic sports-car firm.

Two major websites will give you most of the info: this one for the Concours and this one for Monterey. Even if you can’t get there, here are some photos that may tempt you to make the trip next year.

1938-alfa-romeo-8c-2900b-touring-berlinetta

Best of Show 2008: 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Touring Berlinetta

Lamborghini Reventon

Lamborghini Reventon

Best of Show 2007: 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster

Best of Show 2007: 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster

(I don't know what these are - do you?)

(I don't know what these are - do you?)

Have you ever entered (or thought of entering) a car in a concours? Tell us about it.

—jgoods

5 Comments

  1. Im pretty sure these are made by Randy Grubb of Oregon. the Silver car is the Blastolene Special.( now owned by Jay leno) Randy also brought ( To Monterey this weekend ) a Street Rod ( very large )called Sneeky Pete. It was powered by a 12 cyl. Industrial Diesel engine with twin blowers. I saw it run at the Baja Cantina on Thursday evening.
    Big and bad to say the least !

  2. @george drummond your right about the Jay Lenos tank car, it seems the car in the foreground is someone else’s interpretation of a tank car, but there’s no telling which preceded which. The engine in the black car seems to be Merlin V12, used in WWII era planes and tanks

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