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Each year, Classic Car Week on the Monterey Peninsula culminates with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a massive rally of classic cars on the eighteenth fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links.Thousands of spectators deck out in summer suits and attire emblazoned with the Ferrari logo to celebrate all things auto.
This year, we were on hand to take in the scene, and it was wild.
Most attendees paid the $175 general admission fee to peruse the dozens of cars on display, which ranged from pre-1915 antique carriages to Ferrari 250 GTOs.
Others watched from exclusive viewing parties sponsored by high-end carmakers on the decks of the Lodge at Pebble Beach.
It took hours for the announcer to hand out awards in some 20 categories. One car, an 1894 Benz Victoria, huffed and puffed and very nearly didn’t make it up the ramp.
Finally, the Best of Show was revealed. A 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne with a retro-pattern interior won the day, and was feted with clouds of gold confetti.
We’ve put together a highlight reel of the best things we saw at the Concours, and not all of them were cars.
The event takes place on the eighteenth hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Car lover Jay Leno was on hand to announce the raffle winners. He's joined here by singer Sheryl Crow, who auctioned off a car to benefit schools in Joplin, Missouri
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