Recap: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Awards the World's 5 Most Elegant Cars, Plus We Pick Our Favorite Moment

The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance proved yet again that it’s one of the world’s grandest auto events, culminating with a winner’s parade of the world’s most beautiful, rare and valuable vintage and antique automobiles. As always, it’s a fitting climax to the week-long Monterey Auto Week event of races, rallies, record-setting auctions and new car unveilings.  

Held August 16 on the 18th fairway of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links, the Monterey bay-front car show and convivial competition heralded 219 cars from 16 countries and 29 U.S. states. Ferraris were featured in greater numbers than ever this year, along with antique Popes, classic era duPonts (six out of 11 owned by the DuPonts from New York, Florida, Idaho and Virginia), British pre-war sports cars and post-war Cunninghams. Special classes celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Shelby GT350 and the 75th anniversary of the Lincoln Continental, and Mercury Customs were on display for the first time. Some of the most stunning categories this season were the Duesenbergs, designs by Carrozzeria Touring, Rolls-Royce Pre-war, Post-war Alfa Romeos and Aston Martins, the Mercedes-Benz class and early European Classics.

Vicki Arkoff

Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Contributor for JustLuxe, reporting on travel, entertainment, and luxury goods and experiences. She is Editor at Large for The Awesomer, Rides & Drives, Pursuitist and Technabob, and reports for Atlas Obscura, Connect, The Daily Meal, Day Spa Magazine, Lonely Planet, Prevue, WestJet Magazine, Where Guestbook, Where Traveler Magazine, Baltimore Sun, Bing News, ...(Read More)

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