• Aug 14, 2008


Click image above to see our huge gallery of pics from the '08 Pebble Tour

Because so many collector car fans refer to the seven days in August as Pebble Week, it should come as no surprise that the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is still the cornerstone of automotive nirvana here on the Monterey peninsula. The ultra-exclusive Concours staged on the Pebble Beach Golf Links, providing classic car buffs the ultimate venue to see automotive history staked out on the greens. While dozens of supporting events have surfaced to fill the entire week with automotive happenings, Pebble itself has diversified to include a free event for spectators: the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance.

The Tour is open to all Concours entries and those that participate earn tie-breaker points in the Concours judging on Sunday. All but the oldest cars drive 50 miles up and down the hills along 17-Mile Drive and PCH from Pebble Beach to Big Sur, before heading back to the Polo Grounds at Pebble. Most of the participants also make a lunch stop in Carmel which clogs the streets for most of the day. Nobody can blame fans for trying to get a glimpse of these great cars for free rather than shelling out the big bucks for the Concours tickets. While the Sunday show offers truly spectacular vistas, getting a chance to see, hear and smell these museum pieces in action is really special too.

Just like last year, heavy fog along the route did it's best to obscure our view, but our long lenses and thermal underwear prevailed against the moist air. We've assembled a huge gallery comprised of Ferrari California Spiders, early Lamborghinis, the F1 Safety Car, vintage Lancias, Alfas, early Benzes, Delahayes, Talbots, Jags, BMWs, and many, many more. With the Tour, it's official: the festivities have begun.

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Spyder California 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Scaglietti Spyder Series II 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Pininfarina Coupe 1939 BMW 328 Roadster Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG and CLK63 AMG Pace Car 1932 Cadillac V16 452B Fleetwood Madame X Sedan 1937 Horch 853 Cabriolet 1957 Ferrari 410 Super America Series II Pininfarina Coupe 1936 Cord 810 Convertible Phaeton Sedan 1932 Lincoln KB Sports Phaeton 1932 Cadillac V16 452B Fleetwood Madame X Sedan 1948 Delahaye 135MS Faget-Varnet Cabriolet 1948 Delahaye 135MS Faget-Varnet Cabriolet 1907 Itala 36/45 Peking to Paris 1932 Packard 904 Dietrich Sport Phaeton 1931 Cadillac V16 452 Fleetwood Roadster 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Prototype Bertone Coupe Lamborghini LP400 Countach Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Pace Car 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Prototype Bertone Coupe 1948 Porsche 356 Roadster 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 1977 Lamborghini LP400 Countach 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Bertone Prototype 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Bertone Prototype 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 1931 Cadillac V16 452 Fleetwood Convertible Coupe 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LeMans 1964 Lamborghini 350GT Touring Production Prototype 1967 Lamborghini P400 Miura Bertone Prototype 1932 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron Convertible Coupe 1947 MG TC Roadster 1936 Cord 810 Convertible Phaeton Sedan 1932 Packard 904 Dietrich Sport Phaeton 1948 Delahaye 135MS Faget-Varnet Cabriolet 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport Touring Spider 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti 1930 Tracta E Henri LeMoine Coupe 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A 1965 Lamborghini 3500GTZ Zagato Coupe 1938 Talbot T150-SS 1907 Itala 36/45 Peking to Paris 1932 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron Convertible Coupe 1952 Glockler-Porsche Weidenhausen Roadster

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Keep w/ the awesome pics.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thank-you for labeling so many of the pictures. I wish you would do that for all of these types of galleries. Great shots.
      Tim
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow! Very beautifull cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      waow
      • 6 Years Ago
      those are some gorgeous cars
      but a few of the lady passengers look soooo cold
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thanks for the great pictures autoblog, the tour is fun to watch. That is a funny Porsche #44 with the yellow stripe. Maybe you all can find out more about the car?
      • 6 Years Ago
      For once, the F1 Safety Car is the fastest in the field!