Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2017

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2017 starts oh so early in the morning. After a week of day-long car events this last day can be taxing, however, it is the best day.

We park in our designated mulch lot at 4.30 am to attend ‘Dawn Patrol’. This is the traditional gathering of serious car enthusiasts who line up at dawn for coffee/donuts and coveted Dawn Patrol hats from Hagerty Insurance. Essentially… free coffee and a hat, but so worth it, for then we watch the cars roll onto the lawn for placement on the 18th fairway. It is the best part of the day, and the best part of Monterey Car Wee.; The crowds have not yet gathered, the cars are in motion allowing us to hear and see and smell these automotive super models in action, and the owners and handlers are milling about with contagious excitement.

By 9 a.m. the field is crowded with people elbow-to-elbow.  The organizers restrict early entry and check tickets do to the increased popularity of the show.  After Dawn Patrol we took our time browsing the field before General Admittance made it too crowded to see the cars up close. This year we took a mid-morning break at Ferrari Hospitality in the Lodge for a coffee, and then departed to the lovely Club d’Elegance near the Gooding & Company tent for breakfast. Then, back to the Concours d’Elegance for more car and people viewing.

Hagerty Dawn Patrol hat - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

The coveted Hagerty Dawn Patrol hat. Each year the hat is a different color and features a different car. We repeat attendees brag about our collection of hats from past years

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2017: CLASS LIST DESCRIPTIONS 

A Antique

B Sporting Vintage

C-1 American Classic Open

C-2 American Classic Closed

D Packard

E Rollston Coachwork

F Motor Cars of the Raj

G Duesenberg

Rolls-Royce Prewar

I Mercedes-Benz Prewar

J-1 European Classic Early

J-2 European Classic Late

L-1 Prewar Preservation

L-2 Postwar Preservation

M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring

M-2 Ferrari Competition

N OSCA

O-1 Postwar Open

O-2 Postwar Closed

Q Postwar Custom Citroën

T Tucker

A snippet of the cars on field…

black 1955 Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina Cabriolet Speciale - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1955 Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina Cabriolet Speciale; Sn 0488AM is the second Ferrari built for King Leopold of Belgium and the last of the 375 America series with 4.9L engine. It has several unique features including GP style three-eared knock-off hubs on Borani wheels and covered headlights. The car was acquired by its current owner in 1969

green 1955 Ferrari 375 America Pinin Farina Coupe Speciale - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

green 1955 Ferrari 375 America Pinin Farina Coupe Speciale - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1955 Ferrari 375 America Pinin Farina Coupe Speciale; Sn 0355AL was built for Fiat Chairman Gianni Agnelli, 1 of 8 coupes bodied by Pinin Farina from the production run of 11 Ferrari 375 Americas. The car features a unique vertical grille, rear flying buttresses and a sunroof

blue 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato Berlinetta Speciale - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato Berlinetta Speciale; Sn 0515GT, is 1 of 5 Zagato-bodied 250 GT LWB Ferraris. The car has appeared on two Pebble Beach Automotive Week posters

silver 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta; Sn 0456AM - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta; Sn 0456AM, was used as the styling study for the 275 GTB built 10 yrs later. The car has rotating headlights, and fins on the fenders. It was ordered by film director Roberto Rossellini for his wife, Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. The current owner has had the car for 39 years

yellow 1967 Ferrari 206 Dino Competizione Pininfarina Coupe; Sn 10523 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1967 Ferrari 206 Dino Competizione Pininfarina Coupe; Sn 10523, is a unique prototype bodied by Drogo featuring light alloy bodywork and a semi-monocoque chassis. Only 18 were built and this one is Ferrari’s first and only finished car to have gullwing doors. The car never went into production and remained at the Pininfarina museum until 2006

teal 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Pinin Farina Coupe Sn 0719SA- Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Pinin Farina Coupe; Sn 0719SA, was built for Dutch Ferrari Collector and NART benefactor Jan de Vroom of NYC. Fe Vroom was an amateur racer who drove Ferraris at Sebring, Nassau and Le Mans in 1957 with another of Chinetti’s NART financiers

red 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta; Sn 0008M - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta; Sn 0008M, won the legendary Mille Miglia in 1949. After that race Ferrari sold the car to Lord Selsdon who co-drove with Luigi Chinetti (who drove over 22 hrs) to score the first of Ferrari’s 9 wins at Le Mans

blue 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Sn 0026 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

blue 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Sn 0026 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1950 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Berlinetta; Sn 0026, was the first of 5 Le Mans Berlinettas built by Touring. In 1950 Giannino Marzotta drove it to Ferrari’s 2nd consecutive win at the Mille Miglia, then a first-place at Nortturne della Caracalla race in Rome, and then in Le Mans. The car was sold to a Swiss enthusiast in 1957 and later abandoned, then found in pieces in a scrapyard alongside a 250 GT SWB and 275 GTB

red 1951 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Berlinetta Sn 0082A- Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

red 1951 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Berlinetta Sn 0082A - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1951 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Berlinetta; Sn 0082A, was the first of four Vignale built 340 America Berlinettas completed. In 1951 Ferrari entered and won its third Mille Miglia beating out a Lancia Aurelia. This car has been back 11 times for the Mille Miglia Retrospective

red 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spider; Sn 0684 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spider; Sn 0684, was 1 of 2 of these V12 3.8L cars entered by Ferrari in the 1957 Mille Miglia. This car won, the other car tragically blew a tire which resulted in several fatalities and the end of the famed road race. This is the only remaining Ferrari 315 S and was restored to Mille Miglia configuration in 1985

Ferrari - Major Race Winners - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

Lineup of the Ferrari – Major Race Winners Class

red 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scagliett Spyder; Sn 0728 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scagliett Spyder; Sn 0728, finished first overall at the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by Phil Hill, and 3rd overall at that year’s Targa Florio. It is an original LHD Ferrari team car with outside door hinges and a fresh air vent on the cowl

red 1959 Ferrari 250 TR59/60 Faantuzzi Spyder; Sn 0774 TR - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1959 Ferrari 250 TR59/60 Faantuzzi Spyder; Sn 0774 TR, made its debut at the 24 Hrs of Le Mans driven by Jean Behra and Dan Gurney, and ran the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood with driver Phil Hill. It was raced more, then restored to 1960 Le Mans winning specs

red 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta; Sn 5893 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1964 Ferrari 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta; Sn 5893, was in 1965 the last Ferrari to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It raced another 5 yrs before it was officially retired

red 1965 Ferrari 365 P2 Fantuzzi Spyder; Sn 0838 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1965 Ferrari 365 P2 Fantuzzi Spyder; Sn 0838, competed in the 1965 World Manufacturers Cup. Chinetti’s NART team first entered it at Le Mans where it finished 7th. It placed 1st at the Reim 12 Hrs and 2nd at the Bridgehampton Double 500. After an accident at Sebring Chinetti had the car re-bodied as a Berlinetta for Le Mans and then the 24 Hrs of Daytona. The car has been restored to its original NART config

red 1977 Ferrari 312 T2 F1 Race Car; Sn 031- Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1977 Ferrari 312 T2 F1 Race Car; Sn 031, is the last of 7 312 T2 Formula 1 cars built by Ferrari in 1976 and ’77, and 1 of 5 that has survived. It is also the last Ferrari to have been driven by Niki Lauda in the 1977 GP season when he won his 2nd World Drivers’ Championship. The car started in 9 Grand Prix, finished them all, has never had an accident, remains unrestored and in full running order

red/yellow 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta; Sn 1321 GT- Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta; Sn 1321 GT, was the highest placed Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. It still wears the distinctive livery it wore at Le Mans

dark red 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta; Sn 0102E - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta; Sn 0102E, is 1 of 7 bodied by Touring. After a spirited racing career the car starred in the 20th Century Fox movie ‘The Racers’. John Fitch was filmed driving the car in the Mille Miglia and Monaco for footage, before it was sent to California

red 1960 Ferrari 246 S Dino Fantuzzi Spyder; Sn 0778 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1960 Ferrari 246 S Dino Fantuzzi Spyder; Sn 0778, is 1 of 3 Fantuzzi-bodied Dinos built at the end of 1959. It raced at the Targo Florio in 1960

red 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta; Sn 0164ED - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta; Sn 0164ED, was raced in the Giro di Sicilia and the Monaco Grand Prix before it was displayed at the 1954 NY Auto Show

black/red 1953 Ferrari 166 MM Oblin Spyder; Sn 0200M - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1953 Ferrari 166 MM Oblin Spyder; Sn 0200M, was born and raced as a Vignale coupe until the car was sent to Oblin in Brussels to be re-bodied as the spyder it is today. It continued to be raced and was eventually restored to 1954 race condition and livery

yellow 1967 Ferrari 412 P Competizione; Sn 0850 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1967 Ferrari 412 P Competizione; Sn 0850, owned by Harry Yeaggy. An alloy body, V12 engine and six Weber carbs lent this car to various race events including the 1967 24 Hrs of Daytona. After its racing days the car was converted to street use for Dean Martin Jr and was often seen around Hollywood. It has been restored to original racing specs

grey/white 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti Spyder; Sn 0764 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1958 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti Spyder; Sn 0764, three Ferrari 335 Sport Spyders with V12 4L engines were built in 1957-and then Luigi Chinetti persuaded Enzo Ferrari to build one more. It was raced at Road America, Watkins Glen, Daytona and Nassau, and in 1990 lent to Phil Hill to drive in the Mille Miglia Storica

Lyn St. James and The Auto Blonde - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

Lyn St. James and The Auto Blonde

red 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Scaglietti Berlinetta Competizione; Sn 0906 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Scaglietti Berlinetta Competizione; Sn 09067, is the 9th of 12 275 GTB/C Scag Berlinetta cars built in 1966. It retains all its original components as well as the lightweight chassis and aluminium body panels

grey 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta; Sn 2243GT - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta; Sn 2243GT, was the first of 10 steel-bodied cars built as homologation cars on the competition frame. It was also the the first 250 GT SWB with the useful window vents that were included on all the later cars

red 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Pininifarina Coupe Speciale - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Pininifarina Coupe Speciale; this unique car was built exclusively for Lennart Erickson of San Mateo, CA in 1962. He explained to Enzo in a private meeting that he wanted a 250 GT SWB built to his own specs and after several meeting with Giorgio Colombo at Pininfarina the Speciale was approved. The car features a sliding sunroof, faired-in headlights, side vents, power windows, and more. The car remained with Erickson until 1984

blue 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Ghia Cabriolet; Sn 0233EL - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Ghia Cabriolet; Sn 0233EL, this car is 1 of 2 212 Inter Cabriolets built by Ghia. It was sold to a publishing company in Milan, then Franco Cornacchia of Scuderia Guastalla, and then yo America where it is thought to have been purchased for $600 by a Michigan man who hid it away. It was rediscovered in 2011 almost completely intact but without its engine. Remarkably the engine was found and reunited to the car during restoration

blue 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series I Pininfarina Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series I Pininfarina Coupe

grey 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta; Sn 3337 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta; Sn 3337, was the first of the steel-bodied cars built by Scaglietti in the final series. It remained with Ferrari in Italy until it was purchased by Steve Earle, founder of the Monterey Historic Races

dark red 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Cabriolet; Sn 0110E - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Cabriolet; Sn 0110E, is one of a pair of cars designed by Michelotti and built by Vignale. It was brought to America by Luigi Chinetti who sold it to Sherwood Johnson, who raced it at many events including Le Mans in 1953

black 1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Scaglietti NART Spyder; Sn 11057 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Scaglietti NART Spyder; Sn 11057, this is the last built of the ten NART Spyders produced. Known as the ‘European NART Spyder’ it was first delivered to a Spanish Colonel of the Foreign Legion

ivory 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast 2nd Series Pininfarina Fixed Head Coupe; Sn 8273 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast 2nd Series Pininfarina Fixed Head Coupe; Sn 8273F, was 1 of 12 500 Superfasts sent to the US. Just 36 were produced over a period of two years, and all are accounted for today

dark red 1931 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8B Viggo Jensen Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1931 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8B Viggo Jensen Cabriolet; only 30 examples of this model were ever sold, and just 3 survive. The interior features maroon ostrich-skin upholstery and birdseye maple and mahogany woodwork. The car won Best of Show at the 1995 Pebble Beach Concours s’Elegance

white/black 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cesare Sala Coupe de Ville - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cesare Sala Coupe de Ville; this car was sold to a young Indian prince who was studying at Edinburgh University. Apparently the prince had seen his favorite film star and Isotta owner Rudolph Valentino in the film ‘The Young Rajah’ and that influenced his purchase of this stunning car. He returned to India in 1937 to marry Princess Selma of Turkey and the Isotta was used as their wedding car. The Isotta was later purchased by Peter Grant, manager of the rock band Led Zeppelin

black 1901 Isotta Fraschini Chassis; chassis number 1 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1901 Isotta Fraschini Chassis; this is chassis number 1, the first to carry the IF badge. It is powered by a single-cylinder De Dion-Bouton engine and was used by the factory as a test bed. It remained in the back of the factory until 1931 when it was given to Henry Ford for his museum, though it was eventually returned to Italy and fitted with simple wicker seats so it could be driven in the 2015 London to Brighton Run

from the FNA suite - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

A nice view from the Ferrari suite

 

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