PEBBLE BEACH, California – One of the great things about Monterey Car Week is how the whole peninsula turns into a carousel car show. There are plenty of shows, but seeing the puzzling and priceless classics in motion with some of California’s most beautiful streets as a backdrop is part of the charm. At the foundation pebble beach The Concours d’Elegance event, multi-million dollar cars made possible only with Bruce Wayne’s money were invited to compete for Best in Show.
If you can’t buy tickets to the show, you can still watch all participants in the Tour d’Elegance for free. That’s because all the cars in the show must be drivable, even if they sit in a temperature-controlled museum 51 other weeks of the year. With a police escort, cars move along coastal Highway 1 on Thursday before the event and all you have to do is find a good viewing spot.
Concours celebrate a number of centenaries this year, such as the 100th anniversary of Lincolnrepresented by a Continent Mark II and Zephyr. One Ford GT40 MkII won 24 hours 1966 Le Mans is one of the cars honoring enduro’s 100th birthday. Notably, while Concours values authenticity, this year’s focus is on Ford’s hot rods, with an emphasis on timeliness.
However, all the cars are worth the experience. Where else would you see pre-war parades that most people had never heard of driving fit for Mille Migilia-era race cars? This year, one Mercedes-Benz C-111 pack-led concept, consisting of a package Packerssome real Doozie Duesenbergs, and 70 million dollars Ferrari 250 GTO – all on public roads.