Once each year in August about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto the fairway of what is often called the best finishing hole in golf — the famed eighteenth at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the pine and cypress forests of Pebble Beach, the Pebble Beach Concours has grown into the top-ranking collector car competition in the world. People from all over the globe come to compete in or simply witness and enjoy the Concours here at Pebble Beach.
The Concours is not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style—and the best garner reward and recognition.
17-Mile Drive will be closed to general tourist traffic on Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, 2015. Only residents, guests of residents, and attendees of Pebble Beach events will be allowed access through the 17-Mile drive gates.
The 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will feature the following marques and special classes:
• Designs by Carrozzeria Touring
• Postwar Cunninghams
• Mercury Customs
• British Prewar Sports Cars
• Lincoln Continental 75th Anniversary
• Shelby GT350 Mustang 50th Anniversary
Only the best cars receive a formal invitation to participate in the Concours.
The success of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance rests in large part on the knowledgeable experts who help to select and judge the automobiles and motorcycles invited to appear on our show field. These experts also make a significant contribution to the automotive world as a whole by helping to establish an accurate record of these vehicles.
The automobiles on our show field and the new cars on our concept lawn cover more than a hundred years of automotive style and technology. Our automotive past is ever expanding and this Concours is committed to celebrating automotive excellence both past and present.
Thousands of enthusiasts will be on hand to celebrate the collector and concept cars at the 2015 Concours and enjoy the company of others who share their passion.
Excerpt from www.PebbleBeachConcours.net