The gravitational pull of that was created by first the vintage racing at Laguna Seca and the Pebble Beach Concours has become a black hole for motoring enthusiasts for one week each year.
We take you inside.The French Cup, established in the mid-1980s, is awarded to the most significant car of French origin.It goes to the Rolls-Royce considered most in the tradition of Lucius Beebe, a bon vivant who served among our early judges.View gallery - 92 images.Enzo Ferrari Trophy, named for the Maestro himself, is awarded to the best Ferrari present.In addition to the older cars, there are countless examples of the very latest and most beautiful specimens.The preeminent collector car event in the world, the Pebble Beach Concours dElegance brings together some of the finest vintage automobiles from around the globe each year to celebrate automobiles and automotive history.Briggs Cunningham Trophy, donated in 1978 by Briggs Cunningham himself, is awarded to the most exciting open car present.The VitesseElegance Trophy, established in 2012, is awarded to the car that best embodies the combination of excellence in performance and elegance in design.Art Center College of Design Award, established in 2002, goes to the car that showed the best use of new technology in its era, had groundbreaking style and engineering, and has had the greatest impact on car design today.
Gran Turismo Trophy, established in 2008, is awarded to the most significant car balancing both artistic beauty and performance at the highest level and most desired for inclusion in the Gran Turismo game series.
That's a 1952 Jaguar XK120 Barris Roadster leading the charge across the Bixby Bridge.
This year was the 60th anniversary of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and we managed to attend most events from the Concours de Lemons, McCall's Motorworks Revival, The Quail Motorsports Gathering, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Legends of the Autobahn Concours, Werks Reunion, Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance.
Lucius Beebe Trophy, the first perpetual trophy to be established at the Concours, was first awarded in 1966.Automotive, mike Hanlon, august 22nd, 2017 92 pictures, the best of Monterey Car Week.In 2005, it was renamed for Hill, a World Drivers Champion who had not only won three of the seven early Pebble Beach Road Races, but also won Best of Show twice at the Concours and was a longtime judge here.Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award, donated in 1987 by Mercedes-Benz as the company embarked on its second century of existence, is presented to the most significant Mercedes-Benz.The Phil Hill Cup has a proud and lengthy history; it began as The Pebble Beach Cup and was awarded initially to the winner of the Pebble Beach Road Races.Fiva Awards, first presented in1999, go promo pneu 215 55 r16 93w to the best preserved and regularly driven cars as determined by a special committee guided by fiva regulations.The well-known photographer served often as an Honorary Judge at this Concours.Hulman owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for decades, and the Indianapolis 500 often started with his command, Gentlemen, Start Your Engines.Dean Batchelor Trophy, donated by Ford Motor Company in 1997, is awarded to the most significant car related to our Hot Rod heritage.Familiar classes such as Antique, American Classic, Packard and Duesenberg were also present.Curious about The Quail?Lorin Tryon Trophy, established in 1999, recognizes an automotive enthusiast who has contributed significantly to the Pebble Beach Concours dElegance and the car collector world.It's a multi-faceted diamond, and regardless of your idea of what automotive nirvana might look like, you will find it in Monterey during this special week.