Past Best of Show Winners to Return for 70th Anniversary of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
2020 Features Include Early Electrics, Pininfarina, Porsche 917, and More
J.B. Nethercutt’s meticulous restoration of this 1930 duPont led to the first of his record six Best of Show wins at Pebble Beach and helped to establish the standard of excellence for which Pebble Beach is now known. (Photo copyright 1958 by Julian P. Graham / used courtesy of Pebble Beach Company Lagorio Archives)
Celebrating 70 Years of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
The competition for a spot on the show field of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance can be fierce. Tougher still is the contest to win one’s class and go on to compete for Best of Show. Each year just one car earns that distinguished title, the top accolade in the collector car world. Yet people in attendance at the forthcoming 2020 Pebble Beach Concours on August 16 can expect to see a multitude of Best of Show cars resting at the edge of the great Pacific Ocean.
To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the Pebble Beach Concours is inviting its former Best of Show winners to return.
“Each of these cars is special in its own right,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “Many were the epitome of elegance in their day, or they exhibited the latest technology. They made history when new — and they also made history right here, winning the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
“In a way they define us. So a celebration of the Concours is, naturally, a celebration of these cars.”
2020 Special Classes
The show field will be packed with other features as well. Here’s an overview of many of the features and special classes headed our way.
70 Years of Best of Show Winners
To celebrate our 70th anniversary we are bringing back many of our Best of Show winners, along with the owners who shared them here.
Porsche scored its first overall wins at Le Mans in 1970 & 1971 thanks to the model 917, which is featured in Steve McQueen’s film Le Mans.
90 Years of Pininfarina
This popular Italian design firm built the bodies for some of the best-loved Ferraris, Alfa Romeos and Maseratis, among others. It is now owned by Mahindra, and a related firm builds electric cars.
Early Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles first appeared as far back as the mid-19th Century and for a time it was thought that electric technology might hold sway over the gas combustion engine.
Talbot-Lago Grand Sport
The Talbot-Lago Grand Sport was built for both speed and luxury. As such, it was one of the most powerful and beautiful production cars of its day.
Known as the most dangerous race in the world, the Carrera Panamericana was a border-to-border open road race run from 1950 to 1954 in Mexico.
A mechanical genius, Harry Miller’s cars won the Indy 500 ten times, and his engines (or Miller- based Offenhauser engines) won another 29 times.
Led by Renzo Rivolta and then his son Piero, Iso made elegant and technical performance cars from 1953 to 1974.
Entry Applications for 2020 are due Monday January 6
In early November we automatically send out entry applications to many annual participants. If you do not receive an application but believe you have a car that belongs in one of the classes planned for the upcoming Concours, you may request an application by email, including a brief description of your car and one current photo of the car. Please keep in mind that most of the cars on our show field are from 1972 or earlier.
If you have questions about the entry application process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (US +1-831-622-1700).