2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

After days of other activities, Sunday marked the start of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the beginning of the end of the 2013 Monterey car week. Affectionately referred to as "Pebble," this coastal California concours event is one of the most prestigious in the world, and brings in exceptionally rare machinery each year. Besides the standardized categories, each year also brings with it a list of special ones, often honoring brands, models or segments that have contributed to automotive culture.

2013's honorees included Aston Martin, Lamborghini and the Porsche 911, all of which are celebrating major milestones, with the British brand is in the midst of its centennial year. Lamborghini and Porsche's 911, meanwhile, have both been celebrating fiftieth birthdays in 2013. Also being honored was one of the prettiest BMW models in history, the 507 roadster. Coachbuilders also got plenty of attention, with Lincoln and Vanvooren each getting their own category, in addition to the Simplex marque. Even the two-wheelers got some time in the spotlight, with motorcycles from France getting their own category for this year's show.

As we reported yesterday, a 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria took Best In Show. We have an expansive gallery from yesterday's event featuring some of the best examples of the most beautiful cars ever made. Be sure to click above for the full gallery.