2018 Pebble Beach Concours: Tour d’Elegance

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceRolling Car Show
Every year on a Sunday in late August, the 18th fairway in front of The Lodge at Pebble Beach is awash in a sea of shiny sheet metal during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a judged competition that hosts many rare and significant cars of the world. But on the Thursday prior to the prestigious concours, many of those same vehicles take to the streets surrounding Carmel By the Sea during the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance.

© Rod HatfieldChallenging Route
The Pebble Beach Tour begins by parading in front of The Lodge at Pebble Beach before winding through the hills east of Carmel, and then turning south on Highway 1 to Big Sur before returning to Carmel for lunch. But this tour is not simply a parade — the cars travel nearly 70 miles before returning to Pebble Beach — a real challenge when nearly all the cars are more than 50 years old, and a handful are more than 100 years old. The final challenge for tour participants who have cars entered in the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday: returning to the grounds at Pebble Beach and cleaning their vehicles to concours standards.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePublic Viewing
Upon arrival in Carmel, many Tour d’Elegance vehicles line all four lanes of Ocean Avenue, providing a free public display that includes most of the cars from the tour that will adorn the lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday. Let’s look at the wealth of amazing machines that cruised the tour route this year.

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© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

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© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

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© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

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© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

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