The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex took place under brilliant blue skies on the Monterey peninsula last week. Staged on the scenic 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, the Concours saw a bumper entry of 200 premium collector cars. Rolex serves as the Official Timepiece of the Concours, and this marks the 19th year for that partnership. The coveted Best of Show award went to the 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A owned by Jim Patterson of Louisville, Kentucky, shown above.

Rolex is also a partner of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, both of which also take place during Monterey Classic Car Week. For the many thousands of visitors, 2015 will go down in history as the best yet. A big part of that success is the prospect of raising some $2 million for local charities, a figure that is nearly double that of past years.

Here’s a selection of images from the Concours, and the Tour d’Elegance. All images are courtesy Rolex /Tom O’Neal.

Rolex Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015

Best of Show winner: Jim Patterson’s 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F. Ramseier & Cie Worblaufern Cabriolet.

 

Rolex Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was initiated in 1950 as an adjunct to the first Pebble Beach Road Race.

 

Rolex Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015.

Two hundred of the most prized collector cars participated at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015.

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015

The Concours d’Elegance takes place in the famous 18th fairway of Pebble Beach.

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015

A 1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet, was one of the most eye-catching  participants in European Classic Late class.

 

Rolex Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015

This Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Touring, known as the “Flying Star”, was built for the 1931 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015

This is one of 23 Lamborghini 400 GT Touring Coupes built.

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Ferrari

This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta Competizione won the Ferrari Competition category.

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015

L to R, Sir Jackie Stewart, Rolex USA President and CEO Stewart Wicht and Jay Leno announce the winner of the Charity Raffle.

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Mercedes Gullwing

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing was introduced at the 1954 New York Auto Show, and is considered the first postwar supercar.

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 concept cars

Pebble Beach embraces the old and the new. This is the 2015 Concept Car Lawn.

The following images were taken during the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex. This event is a parade open to all entrants in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The tour highlights the early history the Monterey peninsula, tracing parts of the original 17-Mile Drive. The Tour and the Concours are also directly linked. If two vehicles tie in class competition at the Concours, the vehicle that successfully completed the Tour gets the nod. Rolex has been the Tour’s title sponsor since 2007.  All images are courtesy Rolex /Tom O’Neal

 

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex 2015

A 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe at the start of the 2015 Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex.

 

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex 2015

Passing by the Pebble Beach Lodge.

 

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex 2015

Spectators enjoy the cars on Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Ocean Avenue.

 

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex 2015

A 1929 duPont Model G Merrimac Club Coupe heading South.

 

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex 2015

A 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring Spider is captured as the Tour visits Clint Eastwood’s Tehama Golf Club.

 

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