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Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Pebble Beach Concours d^Elegance August 2018
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 26, 2018) — After an intense competition that drew diverse cars from around the globe, the coveted gold Best of Show ribbon was placed on the deep blue bodywork of a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It was a match meant to be.

'As a Zagato collector, I broke the rules and bought a Touring-bodied car because this Alfa Romeo is very special,' said longtime entrant David Sydorick of Beverly Hills, California. 'It is a piece of automotive architecture mounted on a Grand Prix chassis that has technology that was top of the line for prewar cars. It's a wonderful combination. It's beautiful from top to bottom.'

His Alfa Romeo won its class before competing for Best of Show, and took home two other awards: it received the Charles A. Chayne Trophy and was named the J. B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car.

This Alfa Romeo 8C differs from later 8Cs with its more steeply raked grille and lack of running boards. In 2001, this very car was named Most Elegant Closed Car at the Concours, but since Sydorick's acquisition, it has received a full restoration and been returned to its 1938 Berlin Motor Show specification.

'This Alfa Romeo 8C 2.9 has all that one would wish for in a car—speed, style and, frankly, sex appeal,' said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. 'The Touring styling is simply magical, and to top it off it makes all the right noises!'

The Pebble Beach Concours gathered 209 cars from 17 countries and 31 states on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. This year, the Concours also raised an incredible $1.8 million for charity. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, the primary charitable partner of the Concours, these funds will benefit over 80 local charities, impacting the lives of more than 10,000 children annually in Monterey County.

The race for Best of Show this year featured two other strong contenders: a 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Town Limousine owned by the Lehrman Collection of Palm Beach, Florida; and a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Figoni Fastback Coupé owned by Robert Kudela of Chropyne, Czech Republic.

The 69th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance returns to its usual third Sunday of August next year; it takes place on Sunday, August 18, 2019, and will celebrate the centennials of Bentley and Zagato.
by Pebble Beach Concours

Galleries

1910 Pope-Hartford Model T  
1910 Thomas Flyer M6-40  
1911 Pierce Arrow Model 48  
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  
1913 Mercer Model 35  
1913 Stutz Series B  

1919 Cunningham Series V  
1920 Mercer Series 5  
1920 Stutz Series H  
1921 Kissel Model 6-45  
1921 Paige 6-66  
1922 Bugatti Type 29/30  
1923 Marmon Model 34  
1923 Steyr Type VI  

1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16  
1931 Cadillac Series 452-A Sixteen  
1932 Auburn 12-160A  
1933 Cadillac Series 452-C Sixteen  
1935 Auburn Model 851  
1935 Pierce Arrow Model 840  
1937 Cadillac Series 90 V16  

1926 Lincoln Model L  
1929 Pierce Arrow Model 125  
1930 Ruxton Model C  
1931 Marmon Model 16  
1937 Lincoln Model K  
1937 Pierce Arrow Model 1703  
1938 Packard 1604 Super Eight  

1930 Packard Series 745 Deluxe Eight  
1931 Packard Model 845  
1932 Packard Model 904  
1934 Packard 1107 Twelve  
1934 Packard 1108 Twelve  
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve  
1940 Packard Custom Super-8 One-Eighty  

1926 Hispano Suiza H6B  
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16  
1931 Minerva 8 AL  
1931 Stutz Model MB  
1932 Duesenberg Model J  
1933 Duesenberg Model SJ  
1934 Duesenberg Model SJ  
1935 Duesenberg Model SJN  
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve  

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II  
1935 Bentley 3.5 Liter  
1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II  
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30HP  

1921 Fiat 501 S  
1923 Lanchester 40 HP  
1927 Lanchester 21 HP  
1930 Stutz Model M  
1931 Cadillac Series 452-A Sixteen  
1934 Lagonda M45  
1936 Alvis Speed 25  

1929 Duesenberg Model J  
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy  
1930 Duesenberg Model J Murphy  
1931 Duesenberg Model J  
1935 Duesenberg Model JN  

1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I  
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II  
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III  

1922 Hispano Suiza H6B  
1928 Minerva AF Transformable  
1930 Bugatti Type 46  
1932 Maybach Zeppelin DS 8  
1933 Delage D8S  

1935 Bugatti Type 57  
1935 Delage D8-85  
1935 Jaguar SS1  
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K  
1935 Mercedes-Benz 540K  
1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K  
1937 Bugatti Type 57SC  
1937 Delahaye 135M  
1939 Delahaye Type 135 M  

1938 Bentley 4.25-Liter  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C  
1938 Delahaye Type 135  
1938 Peugeot 402 Darlmat Pourtout  
1939 Lagonda V12  

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8  
1925 Lancia Lambda 5th Series  
1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500  
1932 Lancia Dilambda  
1933 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A  
1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B  

1910 Regal Model N  
1913 Stevens Duryea Model C  
1918 Cadillac Type 57  
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  
1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I  
1929 Gar Type B5  
1929 Mercedes-Benz Model SS  
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight  
1932 Cadillac Series 452-B Sixteen  
1934 Duesenberg Model J  
1940 Duesenberg Model SJ  

1953 Hudson Italia  
1953 Jaguar XK120  
1954 Studebaker Commander  
1955 Osca MT4  
1961 Maserati 3500 GT  
1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT  

1951 Ferrari 212 Inter  
1952 Ferrari 342 America  
1953 Ferrari 342 America Speciale  
1957 Ferrari 250 GT  
1958 Ferrari 250 GT California  
1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica  
1962 Ferrari 250 GT California  
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso  
1970 Ferrari 512 S Modulo Concept  

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter  
1953 Ferrari 250 MM  
1955 Ferrari 410 S  
1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial  
1956 Ferrari 500 TR  
1958 Ferrari 250 TR  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition  
1966 Ferrari 206 S  

1948 Osca MT4  
1949 Osca MT4  
1951 Osca MT4  
1952 Osca MT4  
1953 Osca MT4  
1954 Osca MT4  

1955 Osca MT4  
1956 Osca MT4 TN  
1959 Osca S-Type  
1960 Osca 750 S  

1946 Fiat 1100 C  
1947 Cisitalia 202SC