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Pebble Beach, CA (2014) The 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was held Sunday August 17th on the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links with the awards ceremony held outside The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Automobile Enthusiasts began automotive week August 14th with the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, presented by Rolex. New events this year included The Pebble Beach Classic Car Expo, where guests could peruse and purchase authentic and unusual vehicles from respected classic car dealers, and The Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum, presented by Credit Suisse. The Forum brought together people who have spent a lifetime caring for these cars. The Forum tackled tough questions facing the car world and drew knowledge from experts in the field, while encouraging new automotive enthusiasts.
These events were held at The Inn at Spanish Bay. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance recognizes and celebrates the best automobiles in the world. Maserati was showcased this year celebrating their 100th anniversary. The Concours displayed Maserati race cars from 1928 to 1962, as well as road cars with beautiful coach work. Maserati signifies strength and endurance. The Ruxton enjoyed its moment in the spotlight. Only 19 Ruxtons are known to exist and almost all of them were at Pebble Beach in 2014.
Due to growing interest in the streamlined Tatras, they were featured for the first time. Also, 20 owners of Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas shared their rare cars for the global audience. Early Steam Cars, Postwar Rolls-Royce Phantom, and Eastern European Motorcycles were also featured. Collectors of important and historic automobiles had several auctions to choose from during Pebble Beach Automotive Week 2014, but the Pebble Beach Auctions, conducted by Gooding & Company, was the most anticipated. Gooding & Company auctions set the bar for the collector car market. Other events included automotive sponsor exhibitions.
During the Concours on Sunday, Lincoln Black Label joined with The Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) exhibition, W magazine, and internationally recognized artist Michael Kalish, for an experience that was designed to engage the senses and imagination. The Automotive Fine Arts Society is composed of a small group of painters and sculptors of automotive fine art who are automotive enthusiasts and who portray various aspects of the automobile in their fine art. Refreshments were served at the AFAS tent during this event.
The Concours not only comes together to recognize these elegant automobiles, they also recognizes the people who create and care for these cars, and they help people in need.
The participants, sponsors and volunteers of the Concours have raised over $17 million for charity through their primary charitable partner, The Pebble Beach Company Foundation. Proceeds from the Concours benefit over 85 local charities. For nearly four decades, The Pebble Beach Company Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 10,000 children in Monterey County.
To make a donation call (831)625-8456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase tickets to The 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to be held August 16, 2015 go to: http://www.pebblebeachconcours.net.
Brenda Hyatt, Chief Editor/Journalist Donald Scelzo, Photographer