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Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Pebble Beach Concours d^Elegance August 2010
A 1933 Delage D8S De Villars Roadster owned by The Patterson Collection in Louisville, Kentucky, was named Best of Show at the 60th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance held Sunday on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links®. Additionally, proceeds from raffles, auctions, sponsorships and ticket sales helped contribute more than $1 million to charity for the fifth consecutive year.

'There are so many things about this car that are special,' said owner Jim Patterson, who founded Long John Silver's restaurant and contributed to the founding of the Rally's Hamburger chain. 'We've won (with other cars) at a lot of concours, but never here. This win at Pebble is the ultimate. This is the one win that really matters.'

Competitors from 33 states and 14 countries brought their prized automotive possessions to the California's Monterey Peninsula for judging in 29 classes. In the end, the white, streamlined 1933 Delage with coachwork from De Villars was judged the best.

'This Delage has a short wheelbase that makes it look more rakish, but it still has a long and elegant look,' said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. 'It did 110 miles-per-hour in its day; it could race and was stunningly beautiful. This car could do it all; it embodied style, speed and comfort.'

Delage added the sports version to the D8 range in 1930. To make the S more aerodynamic than its predecessors, a new radiator shell was used, which required a special hood and firewall that made the D8S even more visually distinctive. Patterson's D8S graced the 1933 Salon de Paris at the Grand Palais. It was owned during the 1950s by the Grand Hotel Velasquez in Madrid, Spain and was used as transportation for its more discerning guests. Now it's one of 60 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show winners.

Alfa Romeo, a featured marque at the 2010 Concours, had the largest presence on the 2010 Pebble Beach show field, including seven vehicles shipped from the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, Italy. The 75th anniversary of Jaguar was also featured, as was Pierce-Arrow. Special classes included a focus on the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, the centennial of the Indianapolis 500, Hot Rod lakesters and Bonneville racers, American Prewar Road and Racing Motorcycles and Ghia-designed vehicles.

More than 250 cars and motorcycles were present, encompassing more than 100 years of the automobile, with the oldest car on the field being a 1902 Mercedes Simplex. Tonight Show host Jay Leno made a guest appearance, and celebrity attendees included Roger Corman, Jeremy Piven, Erik Estrada and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Pebble Beach Concours occurs every year on the third Sunday in August. Featured marques for the 61st Pebble Beach Concours, slated for Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, will include Mercedes-Benz and 100 Years of the Automobile, Stutz Centennial, Ferrari 250 GTO and Italian Motorcycles. Other features will be announced in coming months.

First conducted in 1950, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® (www.pebblebeachconcours.net) has grown to be the world's premier celebration of the automobile. The most beautiful and rare cars are invited to appear on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links®, and connoisseurs of art and style flock to see these masterpieces. Charitable donations raised by Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® now total over $13 million. Related events include Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance™ presented by Rolex, Pebble Beach RetroAuto™, and Pebble Beach® Auctions presented by Gooding & Company. Pebble Beach®, Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance™, and Pebble Beach RetroAuto™ are trademarks, service marks and trade dress of Pebble Beach Company. All rights reserved.

Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, Calif., owns and operates the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts®, including The Lodge at Pebble Beach™, The Inn at Spanish Bay™ and Casa Palmero®. The company also operates four renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Spyglass Hill® Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay™ and Del Monte™ Golf Course. Its other famed properties include the scenic 17-Mile Drive® and The Spa at Pebble Beach™. In addition to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, Pebble Beach Resorts® annually hosts the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the Homecare & Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational. Pebble Beach Golf Links® has hosted five U.S. Open Championships, including the 2010 U.S. Open, four U.S. Amateurs, and one PGA Championship. For reservations or more information please call (800) 654-9300 or visit www.pebblebeach.com.

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1902 Mercedes-Benz Simplex 28 HP  
1906 Winton Model K  
1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  
1911 Stoddard-Dayton Model 11-K  
1913 American Underslung Traveler Type 56-A  
1913 Peerless Model 48-Six  
1914 Packard Series 2-38 Six  

1919 Meisenhelder 6-55  
1920 Mercer Series 5  
1921 Heine-Velox Sporting Victoria  
1922 Mercer Series 5  
1924 Kissel Model 55  
1924 Renault 6CV  

1929 Cord L-29  
1930 Auburn Model 125  
1930 Cadillac Series 452A V16  
1931 Studebaker President Series 80  
1932 Marmon Sixteen  
1932 Nash Advanced Eight  
1933 Chrysler CL Custom Imperial  
1933 Lincoln Model KB  
1937 Cord 812  

1928 Packard Model 443 Eight  
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight  
1930 Packard Series 745 Deluxe Eight  
1934 Packard 1107 Twelve  
1934 Packard 1108 Twelve  
1936 Packard Model 1406 Twelve  
1937 Packard 1507 Twelve  
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve  
1940 Packard Custom Super-8 One-Eighty  

1928 Lincoln Model L  
1930 Lincoln Model L  
1932 Lincoln Model KB  
1934 Packard 1106 Twelve  
1936 Lincoln Model K Series 300  

1904 Pierce Arrow 15 HP Motorcar  
1909 Pierce Arrow Model 48  
1912 Pierce Arrow Model 48  
1913 Pierce Arrow Model 38-C  
1915 Pierce Arrow Model 38-C  
1915 Pierce Arrow Model 66-A  
1918 Pierce Arrow Model 48  
1918 Pierce Arrow Model 66 A-4  

1926 Pierce Arrow Model 33  
1930 Pierce Arrow Model B  
1931 Pierce Arrow Model 41  
1933 Pierce Arrow Model 1247  
1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow  
1934 Pierce Arrow Model 1248 Custom Twelve  
1934 Pierce Arrow Model 836A  
1937 Pierce Arrow Model 1702  
1938 Pierce Arrow Model 1801 8  

1910 Alfa Romeo 24HP  
1923 Alfa Romeo RL  
1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750  
1931 Alfa Romeo Tipo A  
1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3  
1938 Alfa Romeo Tipo 158 Alfetta  
1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500  
1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500  
1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500  
1952 Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante  
1956 Alfa Romeo 1900  
2010 Alfa Romeo Pandion Concept  

1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300  
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300  
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza  
1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300  
1936 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A  
1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B  
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B  

1929 Duesenberg Model J  
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy  
1930 Duesenberg Model J  
1930 Duesenberg Model J Murphy  
1934 Duesenberg Model SJ  

1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II  
1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II  
1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III  

1928 Bugatti Type 43  
1928 Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6  
1929 Bentley 6½-Liter  
1929 Mercedes-Benz 630K  
1931 Bugatti Type 40A  
1931 Bugatti Type 50  
1931 Delage D8  

1932 Bugatti Type 55  
1933 Delage D8S  
1933 Talbot-Lago 105  
1935 Bugatti Type 57  
1936 Bugatti Type 57  
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K  

1937 Bugatti Type 57S  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C  
1938 Tatra T77  
1939 Delage D8-120  
1939 Lagonda V12  

1903 Knox Model C  
1908 Pierce Arrow Great Arrow  
1916 Stutz Model 4F Bulldog  
1919 Pierce Arrow Series 51  
1933 Cadillac Series 452-C Sixteen  
1934 Duesenberg Model J  
1938 Packard 1601 Eight  
1939 Bugatti Type 57  

1953 Ferrari 375 MM  
1953 Pegaso Z102  
1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder  
1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale  
1961 Jaguar XK150  
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso  
1964 Shelby Cobra 289  
1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2  
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS  
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1951 Ferrari 212 Export  
1952 Ferrari 342 America  
1953 Ferrari 375 America  
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT  
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano  
1957 Ferrari 250 GT  
1960 Ferrari 250 GT California  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT California  
1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso  

1951 Ferrari 212 Export  
1957 Ferrari 250 GT TdF  
1964 Ferrari 250 LM  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione  

1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB  
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition  
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB  

1935 Jaguar SS1  
1935 Jaguar SS90  
1938 Jaguar SS 100  
1948 Jaguar Mark IV