by Mike –
Early in the morning at Pebble Beach it is cool, there is fog, mist and all the cars are wet – especially on a Sunday. But it is beautiful and the best time to be there.
Here are some more of my photos from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 2013.
I can imagine this photo above on the cover of any magazine.
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignaie Coupe – as described by the Pebble Beach Car Guide
Known as the “Geneva Coupe”, this car was shown at the Geneva Auto Salon in 1952. It features jet-age styling with elegant fins, a rakish roofline and high-set quarter bumpers that add to its dramatic appeal. It is the first of six Geneva Coupes created in a similar style and was proudly shown at the Italian San Remo Concours d’Elegance by its first owner in 1954.
Returned to Ferrari soon after, the car was shipped to Chinetti Motors in New York. Its second owner was Mr. Robert C. Wilke, the founder of the Leader Card Indianapolis racing team and collector of many coachbuilt Ferraris.
1955 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Berlinetta Speciale – as described by the Pebble Beach Car Guide
This one-off Pinin Farina-designed Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Speciale was first shown at the 1956 Geneva Auto Salon. Pinin Farina built a small number of Speciales based on the 1953 Europa GT chassis; the Italian design firm and coachbuilder had developed a styling theme that greatly influenced all subsequent Ferraris.
This car (0425GT) was the first Ferrari Berlinetta built by Scaglietti and was bought by the wealthy Ferrari enthusiast Enrico Wax. Other owners included Prince Alessandro Ruspoli, the “Playboy Prince” of the French Riviera, and Maserati 250F Grand Prix race car driver Gerino Gerini.
Regular readers of My Car Quest know I favor post-war cars. However, if this Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Lungo Touring Spider had the steering wheel on the other side I could be convinced that pre-war cars are really cool too.