Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance
presented by Rolex
The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex is an annual driving event that delights entrants and spectators alike.
Initiated to showcase the elegance of the automobile in motion, the Tour also underscores the early history of the place that is Pebble Beach. Decades before golf links were laid out along the edge of the Pacific Ocean, this area was known for its scenic drive, winding for miles through pine and cypress forest, dancing alongside dramatic cliffs and leading, ultimately, to a beautiful crescent-shaped bay.
The traditional Tour traces portions of the original 17-Mile Drive, traverses nearby mountains and valleys, and pauses for a time in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. Tour participants enjoy a catered gourmet lunch, a champagne celebration at the finish and commemorative gifts.
The Tour is open to all entrants in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. And spectators are invited to view the Tour at key points along the route, particularly along Ocean Avenue in Carmel.
It is important to note that the Tour and the Concours are directly linked. If two vehicles tie in class competition at the Concours, the vehicle that has successfully completed the Tour gets the nod.
Dates and times for the 2013 Tour are as follows:
7 – 8 a.m. Cars line up near Collins Field in Pebble Beach
8:30 a.m. Tour departs, tracing portions of 17-Mile Drive and nearby scenic roads
11:30 – 12 noon Tour arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea
12 noon – 2 p.m. Cars are displayed on Ocean Avenue
2 – 2:30 p.m. Tour returns to Pebble Beach
3:00 p.m. Concluding Champagne toast for participants
Pebble Beach Motoring Classic
The Pebble Beach Motoring Classic is the ultimate road trip for enthusiasts with automobiles that have more than a dash of elegance. The Motoring Classic begins near Seattle, Washington, and covers approximately 1,500 miles as it winds down through the mountains and along the coast of the Pacific Northwest on its way to the ultimate auto destination — the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The Motoring Classic tour package includes all meals and accommodations and entertainment en route, as well as select events normally reserved for Concours entrants and judges during the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend.
Quality and thoroughbred automobiles manufactured prior to 1968 are invited to participate. A maximum of 30 cars are accepted each year.
Dates of the 2013 Motoring Classic are expected to be as follows:
August 5 – August 14
Monday, August 5, 2013 Motoring Classic gathers in Kirkland, Washington (just east of Seattle)
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Participants take to the road
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Arrival in Pebble Beach and Exhibition
Motoring Classic participants are also invited to take part in the Thursday, August 15, Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance and several other events related to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
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Download below brochure for 2013 application