|Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Brings Show Cars To Life|
|As one of humanity's greatest inventions, the automobile has been cherished throughout its existence by generations of people the world over. More than simply a means for moving from place to place, the automobile has become a status symbol, an outlet for passion and for many, a way of life. No where is this more evident than at classic car events, when vehicles representing all eras of automobile history come together in celebration of their storied past. The Monterey Classic Car Week is North America's greatest reunion of classic cars, with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance acting as the grand finale to this week of intense and joyous activity. Yet while the Concours celebrates the ultimate preservation of these historic vehicles, it is the Concours' road tour that highlights the magnificence of the automobile in motion. The Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex Created in 1998, the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance welcomes participating Concours cars on a driving tour of Monterey's most famous roads. Rolex is proud to be the Title Sponsor of the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance, an event that displays some of the world's most elite cars as their creators had originally intended: in action. There is nothing like gunning the engine to bring these mechanical works of art to life, proof that these beauties are more than something simply to behold. Led by police escort this morning, the participating cars puttered, purred, rumbled and roared across the start line, past the Pebble Beach Lodge and on to the famous 17-Mile Drive to mark the beginning of the 15th edition of this classic road outing. Passing through the region's valleys, hills, forests and dramatic cliff sides, the cars took breaks from driving to gather at Tehama Monterra properties and on Ocean Avenue for public display. Following lunch for participants in Devendorf Park, the cars returned to Pebble Beach for a champagne finish. A special Tour ribbon is awarded to every vehicle upon completion of the Tour, to be displayed on Concours Sunday when the Pebble Beach judges begin their selection of class winners. The Tour and Concours are directly linked in this regard: if two vehicles tie in class competition at the Concours, it is the vehicle that has completed the Tour that ultimately 'steals the show'. The union of these two complementary Pebble Beach events allow participating vehicles, owners and drivers to truly demonstrate their commitment to excellence and their passion for motor history. Having already proven their driving merits in the Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex, this year's participants now ready themselves for their next great challenge: Sunday's Concours event, where they will be judged for historical accuracy, technical merit, style and elegance. Title Sponsor of the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance since 2007, and Official Timepiece of the Concours since 1997, Rolex is proud to present two events that, in combination with the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, represent the ultimate in car collector passion during Monterey's Classic Car Week. About Rolex Leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, Rolex, headquartered in Geneva, enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its OYSTER watches, all certified as chronometers for their precision, are symbols of excellence, performance and prestige. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch as early as 1905, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the OYSTER, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the PERPETUAL rotor self-winding mechanism introduced in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic and patronage programmes.|
|RM Auctions to Sell Historic Daytona 24 Hour-Winning Jaguar XJR-9 at Amelia Island• RM Auctions secures Works Jaguar XJR-9 for its Amelia Island, Florida sale, March 14, 2015|
• The sole remaining original of only two purpose-built IMSA specification XJR-9s constructed, chassis 388 enjoyed huge record of success through 1988, 1989 and 1990
• 2015 marks 25th anniversary of this actual car's historic 1990 Daytona 24 hour victory in the hands of Jones/Lammers/Wallace
• XJR-9 leads a handpicked selection of 80 automobiles at RM's Amelia Island sale, the official auction of the ....
|Pinehurst Concours Announces Chief Judge for 2015VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2014) – Internationally-renowned concours judge Nigel Matthews has been named chief judge of the 2015 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance, a vintage car showcase the first Saturday in May in the North Carolina Sandhills, event president Jay Howard announced Thursday.|
In addition to Matthews being named chief judge, the Pinehurst Concours has unveiled its 12 collector classes for the judged competition to be staged on the fairways of Pinehurst Resort on Ma....
|ONE-OF-A-KIND FORD 'SHORTY' MUSTANG OFFERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 47 YEARS AT AUCTIONS AMERICA'S FORT LAUDERDALE SALE• Auctions America kicks off its 2015 collector car calendar, March 27-29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
• Regarded as South Florida's premier collector car auction, the multi-day sale is expected to feature nearly 500 cars spanning all segments of the collector car market
• Early entries led by a one-off 1964½ Ford Mustang III 'Shorty' Factory Prototype, one of few surviving 'Total Performance'-era Ford factory prototypes
• Frequently updated list of entries available online at auctionsamer....
|LE MANS WINNING SCUDERIA FILIPINETTI FERRARI 275 GTB COMPETIZIONE JOINS BONHAMS SCOTTSDALE AUCTIONThe Ferrari Classiche red book certified, three times Le Mans entrant, Spa-Francorchamps winner, Imola winner and concours award recipient joins impressive early consignments for January's sale|
Bonhams is delighted to announce the consignment of a very special and historic competition Ferrari to its auction in Scottsdale, Arizona next January.
From the most famous and respected name in sports and racing is the 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti – class winner ....
|2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Raises Record Amount for CharityDonations to Charities in 2014 Total $1.9 million |
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2014) -- In addition to showcasing significant automobiles in a spectacular setting, the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance raised $1.9 million -- a record amount of giving -- for charity. The full sum of charitable donations was announced Monday at a luncheon honoring the event's charitable partners.
'We're proud to host an event that strives to set the bar for excellence in the automotive ....