The Best of Monterey Car Week 2018 - Part 6: The Concours d'Elegance
This is part 6 of our Monterey Car Week 2018 coverage. Take a look at the previous articles here:
- Part 1: The Start
- Part 2: Porsches, BMWs & Bonhams
- Part 3: Auctions, Lemons and Logistics
- Part 4: The Night Before The Concours
- Part 5: Dawn Patrol
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
We've finally made it to the main event, the Concours d'Elegance itself. It's one of the most respected car events in the world, and it's held right here in California during Monterey car week. Over 250 cars from around the world are brought to the Concours to compete for the Pebble Beach Concours Best In Class award. Each car is to be judged by a panel of experts for their history and condition. Not only are the cars expected to be in perfect condition, they must also drive onto the show course under their own power, which makes the 6am Dawn Patrol before the Concours worth attending.
For 2018, the Pebble Beach Concours had a number of main themes and makes featured. Tucker was one of the main manufacturers featured. With 12 original Tucker 48s in attendance, the largest gathering since a movie was made about them in the 1980s.
Another feature theme were the Motor Cars of the Raj. These were the cars once owned by the Maharajas of India, and now belong to a number of collectors based out of India.
Apart from the special feature cars, there were dozens of incredible cars to find at the Pebble Beach Concours in 2018. Take a look at a few of our favorites: