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12-11-2011, 05:50 AM #1
Pebble Beach Concours 2012 Information - Luxury4Play is going to be there, will you?
The 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will be held Sunday, August 19th on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California.
The 62nd annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has begun the search for 200 of the finest automobiles and motorcycles. Features for the 2012 event include Maharaja Cars and the marques of Mercer and Fiat. Special classes will recognize Saoutchik Coachwork, AC and AC Cobra, Sport Customs, and German motorcycles.
Entry applications are currently being distributed to past participants and other enthusiasts with cars that might be of interest and are due to be returned by January 27, 2012. Applications will then be vetted by the Concours Selection Committee, and formal letters of acceptance will be delivered in the spring.
Featured Marques – 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Cars of the Maharajas – The Maharajas, or “great kings,” ruled states large and small throughout India and South Asia until the middle of the twentieth century. As befit their status, these rulers ordered the most luxurious automobiles available from Rolls-Royce, Daimler, Hispano-Suiza, Maybach, Bugatti, Duesenberg, Minerva and others, often specifying unique custom coachwork to accommodate their use in ceremonial processions and oversight of their vast lands.
Mercer – The Mercer Automobile Company of Hamilton, New Jersey, operated from 1909 to 1925, building some of the most famous high-performance cars of the era. Mercer road and race cars, including the quintessential Mercer Raceabout, will be on display at Pebble Beach.
Fiat – Special classes will feature cars drawn from many periods in the 113-year history of the Turin, Italy-based manufacturer, including the hugely powerful Grand Prix racers, coachbuilt prewar classics, and small postwar cars, with variants on the original Fiat 500.
Special Classes – 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Saoutchik Coachwork – Jacques Saoutchik (SOW-chick), a Ukrainian-born cabinetmaker, started his coachbuilding company in 1906 in France. The company became known for crafting extravagant bodies for many marques including Bugatti, Delahaye and Pegaso.
AC and AC (Shelby) Cobra – In 1961, automotive designer Carroll Shelby and AC Cars began a partnership to create a car to compete with Chevrolet’s Corvette. The result was the legendary AC Cobra, also known as the Shelby Cobra, a roadster built from 1962 to 1965.
Sport Customs (1930s–1950s) – This class will feature one-of-a-kind cars built in the United States on modified American production chassis or hand-built chassis.
German Motorcycles – The Pebble Beach Concours will include motorcycles for a fourth straight year, with the creations of German manufacturers like BMW, DKW, NSU and Zündapp on display in 2012.
Class Descriptions – 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
A Antique through 1915: Small Horsepower
C-1 American Classic Open
C-2 American Classic Closed
E Maharaja Cars
I Saoutchik Coachwork
J European Classic
K Fiat through 1945
L-1 Prewar Preservation
L-2 Postwar Preservation
M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring
M-2 Ferrari Competition
N AC and AC Cobra
O-1 Postwar Sports Open
O-2 Postwar Sports Closed
U Hot Rods: Sport Customs
V Open Wheel Race Cars
X German Motorcycles
12-11-2011, 07:55 AM #2
Wow its early to start talking about this, but then again it does come quick. Such an amazing weekend and event...ill be there. Will be going up with the stampede for the 3rd time. In the new 458 : )F430 Scuderia
12-12-2011, 11:22 PM #3
Missed it this year, looking forward to seeing you guys out there in 2012! Will probably start planning (or at least booking a hotel) in the next month or two.
12-12-2011, 11:38 PM #4
Hopefully we get the steamer running in time, probably won't though.East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
we're gonna do what they say can't be done.
04-27-2012, 12:09 PM #5Junior Member
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I WILL BE THERE
04-27-2012, 12:47 PM #6
I'll be there2010 Volkswagen GTi