2016 Pebble Beach Concours: Motoring Classic Departs

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceRoad Trip!
Showing a meticulously-prepared automobile on the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance can be the ultimate experience for a car collector. But for a few intrepid enthusiasts, the experience begins early and a bit farther north on the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic. Beginning near Seattle, Washington, this ultimate vintage-car road trip covers 1,500 miles through the mountains and along the Pacific coast to arrive at Pebble Beach in time for the Concours d’Elegance. Many participants return each year, and for good reason. As Motoring Classic organizer Al McEwan likes to quip, “it’s a bit of driving in between the parties.” Here’s a look at this year’s send-off as the group gathered together before heading south.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1935 BMW 315/1 Roadster

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1935 BMW 315/1 Roadster

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1935 BMW 315/1 Roadster

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1935 Airflow Chrysler Imperial Coupe

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1935 Airflow Chrysler Imperial Coupe

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1935 Airflow Chrysler Imperial Coupe

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1925 Hispano Suiza H6B Bellvallette, Transformable

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1925 Hispano Suiza H6B Bellvallette, Transformable

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1925 Hispano Suiza H6B Bellvallette, Transformable

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1957 Mercedes Benz 220 Cabriolet

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1957 Mercedes Benz 220 Cabriolet

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage DHC

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage DHC

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1938 Packard 1607 Club Sedan

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1938 Packard 1607 Club Sedan

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1919 Locomobile 48 Sportiff

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1948 Chrysler Town & Country

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1948 Chrysler Town & Country

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1936 Auburn 852 Speedster

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1936 Auburn 852 Speedster

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1937 Jaguar SS-100 Roadster

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1956 Jaguar XK 140 Drop Head Coupe

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1956 Jaguar XK 140 Drop Head Coupe

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1934 Bentley 3½ Liter Tourer Vanden Plas

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1934 Bentley 3½ Liter Tourer Vanden Plas

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience1934 Bentley 3½ Liter Tourer Vanden Plas

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