Every year on the Thursday before the Pebble Beach Concours, each of the entrants is given the opportunity to prove its roadworthiness on the scenic roads of 17 Mile Drive and Highway 1. A good selection of cars are usually up to taking on the challenge, although some are better equipped than others.

The Tour d'Elegance, as it's known, also provides car enthusiasts the opportunity to get a look at the all of the amazing vintage metal without having to pay the $175 ticket that allows access to Pebble Beach's 18th fairway on Sunday. Many would also argue that seeing the cars out on public roads is better than seeing them parked in rows on grass.

The big news for this year's Pebble Beach Concours is the 50th anniversary gathering of the Ferrari 250 GTO, and several stunning examples participated in the tour. Fortunately we'll see more of the cars throughout the next few days including on track at Laguna Seca and on the lawn at Pebble Beach on Sunday. You can see the 250 GTOs and more cars from this year's Pebble Beach Tour in the high-res gallery above.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Just another venue for the RICH & FAMOUS, the admission price keeps out the RIFT - RAFT don't you know.
        • 3 Years Ago
        You can park on the side of the road and watch the tour go by all day for FREE. You also could have went to downtown Carmel yesterday and seen all the cars for FREE. In fact you can see just about all the cars for free if you sit outside any of the various venues and enjoy them as they drive up. Many people do just this and sit on the side of the road in a lawn chair and enjoy the scenery. General admission tickets for sunday are $175 when purchase din advance and $200 at the gate. Not free but fair considering it is one of the greatest car events in the world. Just going to the theater and buying popcorn is a quarter of the cost. In comparison, seems like a steal.
      Ryan McGrory
      • 3 Years Ago
      What the Ferrari in the main picture at the front. Gorgeous.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The white 250LM, and the GTO above. Perfect shapes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is that the great Stirling Moss ant the wheel of the '62 300 SL? He IS probably the most qualified person on earth.