Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Pebble Beach Concours d^Elegance August 2019
1931 Bentley 8 Litre Named Best of Show at the 69th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 18, 2019) - Every August, the history of the automobile rolls onto the competition field of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where, this year, 216 classic cars from 17 countries and 31 states represented the evolution of the automotive dream.

Among the cars chosen to participate in this premier automotive pageant of elegance and innovation was the 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer of The Honorable Sir Michael Kadoorie of Hong Kong, and it was presented with the prestigious Best of Show award at the Concours on Sunday.

As the golden ribbon was placed upon the windshield alongside ribbons garnered for the car's class win and completion of the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance, Sir Michael expressed his gratitude for the award and the car.

'The Centennial of Bentley may have played a role in this award,' he said, 'but the 8 Litre is the ultimate W. O. Bentley–era automobile. This is the car that represents Bentley at its finest, and I have been very fortunate to have a car that has this elegance and finish, and that the Pebble Beach Concours feels is worthy.'

Sir Michael hopes and imagines W. O. Bentley was looking down on the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach, feeling proud of his accomplishment and his company's centennial celebration. 'This is a high I have not known before,' he said.

'This Bentley exudes strength and confidence, and that translates into elegance,' said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. 'Yes, this is a fast, strong, sturdy car, but it also has perfect proportions, a stunning stance, and a boldness that draws you to it. When you drive it, it does everything you ask of it.'

The race for Best of Show this year featured other strong contenders, including Richard and Melanie Lundquist's 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop Cabriolet; David F. MacNeil's 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Coupe; and The Keller Collection at The Pyramids' 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann & Rossi Special Cabriolet.

On this occasion, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance raised more than $2 million for charity. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, the primary charitable partner of the Concours, these funds will benefit more than 80 local charities, impacting the lives of more than 10,000 children annually in Monterey County.

Jay Leno, comedian, actor, producer, and host of Jay Leno's Garage, who led the charity drawing during the Concours Awards Ceremony, raised more than $100,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County by offering tours of his garage. He has now raised more than $800,000 for Concours charities.

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, realized more than $76 million at the annual Pebble Beach Auctions this weekend. The stars of Friday's auctions were the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider which sold for $9,905,000, and the 1975 Ferrari 312T, which garnered attention with a final sale price of $6,000,000. Saturday's stars included the 1931 Studebaker Special Indy Car, which set a new auction world record when it sold for $1,105,000, and the 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Coupe, which hammered at $2,755,000.

The 70th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will take place on Sunday, August 16, 2020, and will celebrate 70 years of Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show winners, Pininfarina, and Porsche 917s. For more information on the Pebble Beach Concours visit www.pebblebeachconcours.net.


2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Winners

BEST OF SHOW

1931 Bentley 8 Litre Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer
The Hon. Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong

BEST OF SHOW NOMINEES

1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop Cabriolet
Richard & Melanie Lundquist, Palos Verdes Estates, California

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann & Rossi Special Cabriolet
The Keller Collection at the Pyramids, Petaluma, California

1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Coupe
David F. MacNeil, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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1921 Bentley 3 Litre  
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1951 Ferrari 212 Inter  
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1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast  
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1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF  
1967 Ferrari 412 P  
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza  
1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa  
1951 Ferrari 212 Export  
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1953 Ferrari 166 MM  
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1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4  
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1932 Bugatti Type 49  
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1937 Peugeot 402 Darl Mat  
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS  
1943 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500  
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1934 Aston Martin MK II  
1937 Delahaye Type 145  
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1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500  
1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport  
1952 Siata 208 S  
1954 Siata 200CS  
1956 Alfa Romeo 1900  
1956 Maserati 200 Si  
1960 Porsche Abarth 356 Carrera GTL  
1966 Ford GT40