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65th Pebble Beach Concours d & # 39; Elegance: The most expensive lawn in the world

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65. Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
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D he unique piece, which is based on the 1924 chassis of an Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8, prevailed against strong competition from 218 competitors for the title 'Best of Show'. Jim Patterson is happy about his second win and explains what he loves most about his Isotta Fraschina: 'I love the cigarette lighters, they have to be seen! I wondered for a long time whether they work. And when I tried it out, it gave me a burn blister. '

In 2010 he won the most coveted title among automobile collectors with his 1933 Delahaye D8S DeVillars Roadster - 'Back then I won here with a completely white car, now with a completely black one.'

Pebble Beach Concours - also a fight for the caps

When even billionaires and millionaires already at 4:00 am Queuing on the golf course to get hold of a baseball cap, you know it's that time again: the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance beckons to California. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is the most important beauty pageant. This is where billionaires meet with their treasures, vie for the jury's favor - and are after a very special baseball cap. That is a special experience. The first visitors come to the Pebble Beach golf course at 4 a.m. I arrived at around 5:20 a.m. - it's pitch dark, only a couple of headlights and flashlights show the way.

The aim of the early risers is the dawn breakfast from the US insurance company Hagarty. A huge queue quickly forms at its stand. On the one hand, of course, because of the coffee and donuts, but there is another reason that attracts visitors and participants - there is a special baseball cap. Only here and only this morning.

Billionaires and visitors alike are after the cap, whoever got it was definitely there at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. When it started at around 5 a.m., it should have only lasted around 5 minutes - then all caps were gone.

When men clean Whatever it takes

Almost an hour later, it starts, the first cars roll over the green to their places in the semi-darkness. Hectic activity sets in with the owners as soon as they reach the standis. Feather dusters, microfiber cloths, cordless vacuum cleaners, and a whole battery of sprays and pots of cream are fetched from the trunk - and then they polish and remove every grain of dust in order to convince the jury with a perfect condition. If you want to see men doing this job more accurately than ever before, you just have to come here.

The jurors, this time Jochen Mass, Derek Bell and Valentino Balboni, will start their work soon. Several hawks of serious-looking men in blue jackets and beige trousers and the obligatory hat on their heads stroll through the rows, stop by a vehicle, talk to the owner, discuss something, take notes and off we go. Time is short, after all, around 200 vehicles want to be evaluated and preselected.

Green ribbon indicates good opportunities

The sign of a good chance of taking one of the important and valuable trophies home with you is a green ribbon - if you get this attached to your car, you have good tickets.

This time you can see the most exclusive selection of precious and unique items that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. Among other things, a rating class 'Ferrari in the Pebble Beach Races', 'Ferrari Grand Touring', 'Designs by Carozzeria Touring', 'Postwar Cunninghams', a show of automobiles from the manufacturer Pope as well as duPont and 'Ferrari Competition'.

You can enjoy the incredible show of superlatives until 9 a.m., after which there are so many visitors on the green that you can hardly see the vehicles.

However, the jury is still taking its time until 4 p.m. before presenting the winners. We show a selection of the vehicles in our photo show.

1.8 million dollars for charity

Die Visitors and participants were once again generous and gave the event a total of 1.8 million dollars, which will be passed on to charitable causes. Admission on the day of the Concours costs $ 350, a program and a poster each cost $ 40.

The class winners of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Class A-1: ​​Antique

1st: 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost waiter Torpedo Phaeton, Doug Magee Jr., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

2nd: 1910 Speedwell Model 10-L Burr Landaulet Town Car, Mike & Sharon Silvera,,

3rd: 1903 Thomas Model 18 Shelden Rear Entrance Tonneau, Ronald & Sandra Hansen, Fillmore, California

Class A-2: Pope

1st: 1912 Pope-Hartford 27 Pony Tonneau, Kirk and Ross Bewley, Sacramento, California

2nd: 1909 Pope-Hartford Model S Toy Tonneau, Chris Kidd and Barry Hon, Monrovia, California

3rd: 1904 Pope-Toledo Type IV RearEntrance Tonneau, Gary & Sheryl Hunter, Arcadia, California

Class B: Vintage

1st: 1920 Stutz Series H Bearcat, Stanley & Merle Bauer, Beverly Hills,

2nd: 1923 Mercer Series 6 Sporting, Kirk M. Pumphrey, San Jose, California

3rd: 1923 Duesenberg A Millspaugh & Irish Five Passenger Touring, Gregory & Claudia Vanley, Los Angeles, California

Class C-1: American Classic Open

1st: 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton, Aaron & Valerie Weiss, San Marino, California

2nd: 1938 Graham Model 97 Saoutchik Convertible, Edgar Masters, Copake Falls, New York

3rd: 1936 Cadillac 90 Fleetwood Convertible Sedan, Dave & Linda Kane, Bernardsville, California

Class C-2: American Classic Open Packard

1st: 1934 Packard 1107 Twelve Convertible Victoria, Laura & Jack B. Smith Jr., Elkhart, Indiana

2nd: 1933 Packard 1005 Twelve Convertible Victoria, Jean & Don Ghareeb, Birmingham, Alabama

3rd: 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Sedan, Tony & Jonna Ficco, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Class C-3: American Classic Closed

1st: 1930 Stutz MB Weymann Monte Carlo, Joseph Cassini III & Margie Cassini, West Orange, New Jersey

2nd: 1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Dietrich Stationary Coupé, N. Gene & Sally A. Perkins, Greenwood, Indiana

3rd: 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Stationary Coupé, Samuel Lehrman, Palm Beach, Florida

Class D: duPont

1st: 1931 duPont Model H Merrimac Sport Phaeton, Richard Riegel, Bedford Hills, New York

2nd: 1929 duPont Model G Merrimac Special Sedan, Lammot J. du Pont, McLean , Virginia

3rd: 1929 duPont Model G Waterhouse Roadster, Kelly Kinzle, New Oxf ord, Pennsylvania

Class G: Duesenberg

1st: 1934 Duesenberg J Walker-LaGrande Convertible Coupé, Harry Yeaggy, Cincinnati, Ohio

2nd: 1934 Duesenberg J Walker-LaGrande Convertible Coupé, General William Lyon, Newport Beach, California

3rd: 1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster, Lee R. Anderson Sr., Naples, Florida

Class H-1: Rolls-Royce Prewar

1st: 1933 Rolls -Royce Phantom II Brewster Special Permanent Newmarket, Orin & Stephanie Smith, Vero Beach, Florida

2nd: 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Figoni & Falaschi Pillarless Berline, Don Williams, Danville, California

3rd: 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Newport, Peter & Marijane Thornton, Key Largo, Florida

Class H- 2: Rolls-Royce and BentleyPostwar

1st: 1952 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV Hooper Sedanca de Ville, Ion Tiriac, Monaco

2nd: 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental H.J. Mulliner Sports Saloon, Destriero Limited, Monaco

3rd: 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud James Young Coupé, G. Bradford Klein and Victoria Hansen, Los Angeles, California

Class I: Mercedes-Benz

1st: 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Tourer, The Keller Collection at The Pyramids, Petaluma, California

2nd: 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Tourer, Thomas & Rhonda Taffet

3rd: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster, Miyabi Collection, Honolulu, Hawaii

Class J-1: European Classic Early

1st: 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F. Ramseier & Cie Worblaufern Cabriolet, Jim Patterson /The Patterson Collection, Louisville, Kentucky

2nd: 1932 Austro Daimler ADR8 Keibl Karosseriewerk Limousine, The Nethercutt Collection - Helen & Jack Nethercutt, Sylmar, California

3rd: 1929 Bentley 4½ liter Vanden Plas Four Seater, Private Collection , N /A, N /A

Class J-2: European Classic Late

1st: 1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet, Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey

2nd: 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Vanvooren Cabriolet, Margie & Robert E. Petersen Collection, Los Angeles, California

3rd: 1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter Park Ward Sports Coupé, Robert Mirvis, Los Angeles, California

Class K-1: British Prewar Sports Cars Early

1st: 1927 Bentley 3 Liter Vanden Plas Sports Tourer, Private Collection, N /A, N /A

2nd: 1926 Bentley 3 Liter Speed ​​Model Vanden Plas Tourer, Christian Philippsen, Moncaco,

3rd: 1932 Invicta S Carbodies Tourer, Steve Hamilton, Carson City, Nevada

Class K-2: British Prewar Sports Cars Late

1st: 1937 Jaguar SS 100 Roadster, Jaime & Cecilia Muldoon, Guadalajara, Mexico

2nd: 1938 Alvis Speed ​​25 Offord & Sons Open Two Se ater, James B. Sprague, Washington, NA

3rd: 1934 SS Cars SS1 Tourer, Colin & Anne Stewart, Blairgowrie, Scotland

Class L-1: Prewar Preservation

1st: 1906 Pierce Great Arrow 40-45 7 Passenger Touring, Leonard-Steven Schuster, New York, New York

2nd: 1927 Hispano-Suiza Type 49 HJ Mulliner Sport Saloon, Dr. Marco Gastaldi,, Monaco

3rd: 1904 Pope-Hartford Model B Rear Entrance Tonneau, Doug Magee, Jr., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Class L-2: Postwar Preservation

1st: 1956 Jaguar D-type Roadster, Roger Hoffmann, Point Reyes Station, California

2nd: 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Frua Coupé, Jonathan & Wendy Segal, San Diego, California

3rd: 1965 Porsche356SC Karmann Coupé, William E. 'Chip' Connor, Reno, Nevada

Class M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring

1st: 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series I, Peter S. Kalikow, New York, New York

2nd: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Spyder California, Marc Fisher, Greenwich, Connecticut

3rd: 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pinin Farina Coupé Aerodinamico Prototipo, Lee & Joan Herrington, Bow, New Hampshire

Class M-2: Ferrari Competition

1st: 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta Competizione, Big Fork Holdings, LLC., Menlo Park, California

2nd: 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Boano Coupé, James H. Fuchs, Brookfield, Wisconsin

3rd: 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Spyder California Competizione, Audrey & Martin Gruss, Palm Beach, Florida

Class M-3: Ferraris in the Pe bble Beach Road Races

1st: 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Pinin Farina Spyder Series I, Thomas R. Peck, Irvine, California

2nd: 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spyder, Les Wexner, New Albany, Ohio

3rd: 1955 Ferrari 857S Scaglietti Spyder, Les Wexner, New Albany, Ohio

Class M-4: Ferrari Preservation

1st: 1964 Ferrari 250 GTL Scaglietti Berlinetta Lusso, Private Collection, N /A, N /A

2nd: 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pininfarina SWB Coupé , Rick & Angie Workman, Windermere, Florida

3rd: 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB /C Scaglietti Berlinetta, John & Heather Mozart, Palo Alto, California

Class N: Designs by Carrozzeria Touring

1st: 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Touring Coupé, David B. Smith, Medina, Washington

2nd : 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Touring Spider, The Keller Collection at the Pyramids, Petaluma, California

3r d: 1962 Pegaso Z-103 Touring Panoramica Coupé, Wicked Machine Works

Class O-1: Postwar Early

1st: 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupé, Grant Kinzel, Calgary Alberta, Canada

2nd: 1946 Delahaye 135 MS Pourtout Coupé Aérodynamique, Neal & Susan Ryan, Smithtown, New York

3rd: 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon, John Grono, Singapore,

Class O-2: Postwar Late

1st: 1954 Fiat 8V Supersonic Ghia Coupé, Marc Behaegel, Gent, Belgium

2nd: 1954 Fiat 8V Zagato Coupé, David Sydorick, Beverly Hills, California

3rd: 1957 Siata 208S Motto Spyder, Jan De Reu, Knokke, Belgium

Class O-3: Postwar Racing

1st : 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé, Kazuo Maruyama, Tokyo, Japan

2nd: 1955 Porsche 550RS Spyder, Ugo Gussalli Beretta, Brescia, Italy

3rd: 1959Lister Costin Roadster, Jeff Lotman, Los Angeles, California

Class P: Postwar Cunninghams

1st: 1951 Cunningham C-2 Roadster, TG Mittler, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2nd: 1954 Cunningham C-3 Vignale Coupé, James W. Taylor, Gloversville, New York

3rd: 1952 Cunningham C-4R Competition Roadster, The Simeone Automotive Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Class R: Mercury Customs

1st: 1951 Mercury 1CM Bob Hirohata Custom Coupé, Jim and Sue McNiel, Orange, California

2nd: 1949 Mercury 9CM Sam Barris Custom Coupé, John Mumford, Portola Valley, California

3rd: 1950 Mercury OCM Wally Welch Custom Coupé, Justin Mozart, Palo Alto, California

Class S: Shelby GT350 50th Anniversary

1st: 1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350, John Atzbach, Redmond, Washington

2nd: 1965 Fo rd Shelby Mustang GT350 Prototype, Mark Hovander, Seattle, Washington

3rd: 1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350, Bobby Rahal, Chicago, Illinois


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