2022 Pebble Beach Concours: Tour d’Elegance

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
Over the past 70 years, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has developed into one of the most prestigious automotive events in the world, this year scheduled for Sunday, August 21, 2022. Every year on a Sunday in August, the 18th fairway in front of The Lodge at Pebble Beach hosts many rare and significant cars from around the world in a judged competition that results in one car being named Best of Show. But to kick off the weekend, on the Thursday prior to the prestigious concours, many of those same vehicles take to the streets surrounding Carmel By the Sea and Pacific Coast Highway during the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance.

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperienceNew Tour Route
This year the Pebble Beach Tour departed from Portola Road in Pebble Beach, turning south on 17-Mile Drive to pass by the famed Lone Cypress before parading in front of The Lodge at Pebble Beach and then heading south toward Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Tour joins scenic Highway One along the Pacific Ocean — a classic stretch of California highway the winds through landscape dotted with rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. The tour vehicles cross historic Bixby Creek Bridge en route to Big Sur before turning around and heading north back to Pebble Beach.

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperiencePublic Viewing
While the tour offers Concours participants a chance to enjoy a drive through Pebble Beach and down the coast displaying their cars in motion, it also offers viewers a chance to see a subset of vehicles in motion that will be on the lawn on Sunday. With no admission required, automotive enthusiasts pack the starting area of the tour and line the route along 17-Mile Drive and Highway One.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceTour Advantage
Upon successful arrival back at Pebble Beach, many Tour participants celebrate with champagne before beginning the meticulous (and time-sensitive) process of preparing their cars for the 18th fairway on Sunday. One big advantage to participating in the Tour d’Elegance: if two competitors tie for first in class on Sunday, the tour participant will have an advantage over the non-touring concours entrant. Let’s look at some of amazing machines that cruised the tour route this year.

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1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible

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1952 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

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1938 Packard 1608 Twelve Bollston Town Car

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1938 SS Cars SS100

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1965 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Zagato Competition Berlinetta

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1932 Ford Lee Titus Roadster

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1932 Ford Lee Titus Roadster

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1937 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni and Falaschi Teardrop Coupe

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1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta

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1937 Railton Hudson Deluxe 8 Rippon Brothers Estate Limousine

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1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible

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1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster

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1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Fuller Double Pullman Limousine

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1929 Bugatti Type 43A Grand Sport

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1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Fuller Double Pullman Limousine

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1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton

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1935 Duesenberg J LaGrande Dual Cowl Phaeton

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1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1957 Ghia Chrysler 400 Superdart

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1936 Lincoln K-330 LeBaron Convertible Roadster

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1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Custom De Villars Cabriolet

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1932 Ford Ian Cusey Roadster

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1930 Packard 734 Speedster Eight Roadster

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1912 Rauch & LangElectric Roadster

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1932 Duesenberg J Figoni Sports Torpedo

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1938 SS Cars SS100 Roadster

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1932 Ford Gray Baskerville Roadster

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1937 Railton Hudson Deluxe 8 Rippon Brothers Estate Limousine

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1970 Mercedes-Benz C111-II

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1969 Autobianchi 112

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1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Scaglietti Berlinetta

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1900 De Dion Bouton Tricycle

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1953 Siata 208S Motto Spider

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1932 Auburn 12-160A Speedster

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1938 Lincoln K LeBaron Coupe

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1947 Chrysler Town and Country Sedan

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1926 McFarlan Twin Valve Six Phaeton

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1953 Siata 208S Bertone Spider

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1954 Ferrari 121 LM Scaglietti Spyder

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1930 Stutz M LeBaron Torpedo Speedster

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1963 Abarth Simca 1300 GT Sibona and Basano Coupe

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1962 Ferrari 196 SP Fantuzzi Spyder

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Pinin Farina Coupe

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve Kellner Torpedo Cabriolet

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperiencePebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
1928 Bentley 4-5 Liter LeMans Tourer

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