Normally, participation in the Tour d'Elegance gives a car an advantage when it comes time for judging at the concours on Sunday. Because of a revised route this year – with more low-speed driving that could provoke overheating issues – the judging advantage is being removed for this year. The change was made to keep the snake of tour cars from interfering with firefighters working to control a nearby wildfire. Seems pretty sensible to us.
This year's tour covered 37 miles, including 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach, and ended as it always does in Carmel, where the cars line the streets giving anyone up-close access. Click through the gallery above for a taste of the priceless awesomeness that was there this year.