Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Classic Cars, Classic Setting

In my travels around the USA, I keep my eyes, ears and nose tuned in search of great local food and drink, interesting historic sites, fun, twisty roads and twilight baseball games... all sorts of stuff, as you can tell from Road Trip USA. I also stop for eye-catching cars, of all makes and models, and if you are into cars you'll know all about a big event coming up in California this weekend: the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Now in its 56th year, the Pebble Beach Concours is the creme de la creme of car shows -- and a celebration of snootiness as well, as you can guess from the rampant Francophilia. But all the money raised from the (~ $150 + !) admission fees goes to charity, and the cars on display are true classics, magnificently restored and rare to the point of being truly unique. The show takes place Sunday August 20th on the 18th hole of the famed Pebble Beach golf course, near historic Monterey and right off the famed 17 Mile Drive.

While I (to be honest...) have never been there in person I do love to read about and admire the pictures of the magnificent machines on display, like this one, last year's "Best of Show" winner, a 1937 Delage D8-120 S Pourtout Aréo Coupé:


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