The 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the 60th anniversary of what has become the most famous and most prestigious vintage and antique car show in the United States, perhaps even the world.
The Pebble Beach Concours is this weekend, August 13-15, attracting thousands of classic car fans to Monterey and Carmel, California, to see historic models from brands including Bugatti, Pierce-Arrow, Cadillac, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce and Aston-Martin.
Pebble Beach also is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo with a display of rarely-seen vintage roadsters from Alfa’s own museum plus privately-owned vehicles, dating back to 1910. The show always includes a ‘best in show’ award.
Last year’s winner was a 1937 Horch 853. Horch is one of the car and motorcycle manufacturers which merged to become the Audi brand.
Pebble Beach also is where manufacturers show off their newest models. Last year, Bentley introduced its new flagship model, the Mulsanne, at Pebble Beach.
This year, the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours debuts two brand new models, one from Porsche, the other from Jaguar, both making their first appearance in North America.
Jaguar celebrates its 75th anniversary with the debut of the limited edition 2011 Jaguar XKR175 Coupe at Pebble Beach.
Porsche is showing off the Porsche 918 Spyder concept, just recently approved for production. This is an ultra-high-performance sports car that is also a hybrid, with an estimated 94 mpg fuel efficiency.
Even with a pricetag reportedly around $600,000, Porsche reports it has already been pre-ordered by more than 1,000 enthusiasts.
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