As the morning ocean fog rolled across the famed 18th fairway at Pebble Beach, so did almost 250 vintage vehicles, each clearly exhibiting their own unique styles. It wasn't difficult to understand why these special contributions to automotive history were invited to be part of this, the 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
As the fog gave way to periods of sunshine, thousands of spectators reveled in the beauty and elegance of their surroundings. Featured marques were Lincoln and Simplex, with several one-of-a-kind cars representing these brands, like the Lincoln ‘Indianapolis’ concept coupe. The Porsche 911 and Lamborghini, each celebrating their 50th year, received special recognition, with displays in their honor. Elegant cars from the ‘Great Gatsby’ era, historically significant races cars, and European cars, such as Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, BMW, and Ferrari, lined the fairway, waiting for their time with the judges.
Only one car in this premier field of rolling art could be crowned Best of Show, and this year it was a stately 1934 Packard Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria. Significantly, this was the first time in 12 years that an American car took top honors here. Photographs of the Best of Show winner and selected cars from this year’s Pebble Beach Concours are shown below, and for more of the sights at Pebble Beach, visit our gallery of the event.