On Sunday, August 18th, 2013, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance took place on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links at Pebble Beach Resorts, overlooking Stillwater Cove in Pebble Beach, California. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is unequivocally the world’s most spectacular classic automobile show.
Now in it’s 63rd consecutive year, this elegant event has not only grown in size (drawing thousands of affluent car collectors and spectators from around the globe), the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has also reached a new pinnacle of success. 2013 marked the first year that Yahoo! came on board as a major sponsor, creating a live-streaming broadcast on Yahoo.com for hundreds of thousands of auto enthusiasts across the world to see.
The event “pays homage to the past” by featuring hundreds of classic automobiles (ranging from 19th century to mid-20th century cars). This year’s event featured Lincoln, Simplex, Vanvooren, Coachwork, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Porsche 911, Indy Roadsters, and French Motorcycles (to name a few).
Aside from the stunning automobile display, event attendees were entertained by the retro-inspired fashion worn by several of the spectators and exhibitors in attendance. The event drew a number of fashionistas who donned their finest traditional apparel, evoking an era gone-by. From flamboyant hats to bespoke apparel, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance attendees dressed to the hilt.
Out of the hundreds of sensational vintage automobiles on display, a 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini III of West Orange, New Jersey, was named Best of Show. “This Packard is the epitome of American style and grace in the Classic Era; it embodies that period,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “It is understated but elegant, and it has a striking but quiet presence. When it drove onto our show field this morning, and I stepped forward to greet the Cassinis, I could barely hear the engine running.”
In accepting the award, Joseph Cassini referred to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as “the Olympics of car shows”, which truly describes this unsurpassable event.