August 9, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Cars Make History at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Concepts and New Production Cars Debut in Record Numbers
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 8, 2013) —The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is most often recognized as the world’s premier celebration of collector cars, but an increasing number of new cars also make history here. While 260 historic automobiles compete for top honors on the event’s main show field on August 18 along the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, more than 20 concepts and new production cars will be exhibited on the event’s “concept lawn”—what is normally the practice putting green in front of The Lodge at Pebble Beach.
About 20 concepts and new production cars will be making world or North American debuts at various events and venues during Pebble Beach Automotive Week and most of these cars will gather on the concept lawn for the week’s grand conclusion, the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach Resorts.
“We’re committed to showcasing the very best of the automotive world, past and present,” said Sandra Button, Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. “We want to celebrate the whole of automotive history—and we’re thrilled to be making history, too.”
The first concours competitions held in Paris in the early 1900s focused on showcasing the latest automotive styles and technology, and the same was true for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance when it began in 1950. But the Pebble Beach Concours grew to prominence by focusing on classic cars, as did other modern concours that followed its lead. Then, in the 1990s, the Pebble Beach Concours began to more often pair old with new, displaying or debuting the latest concepts in small numbers.
Now hosting a dynamic combination of early cars and the latest debuts, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has something to offer every auto enthusiast.
The following concepts and new models are scheduled to be exhibited publicly during the forthcoming Pebble Beach Automotive Week.
Acura NSX Concept
Aston Martin Vanquish Volante**
Aston Martin CC100 Speedster*
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S*
Aston Martin DB-9 Zagato Centennial*
Bentley Continental GT Speed Le Mans Edition
Bentley Mulsanne Le Mans Edition
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé*
BMW 428i Coupe (1st Public Appearance)
Bugatti Legend “Jean-Pierre Wimille”
Ferrari 458 Spider
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Galpin Ford GTR1**
Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis
Jaguar Project 7*
Kia 2014 Kia Cadenza
Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50th Anniversario Roadster**
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-2 50th Anniversario Edition
Laraki Epitome Concept**
Lincoln “Revealing the next step in the reinvention of The Lincoln Motor Company”
Maserati Ghibli S Q4*
Mercedes-Benz Concept GLA*
Porsche 918 Spyder
Porsche 50th Anniversary 911
Porsche 2014 911 GT3
Saleen “Featuring a special vehicle at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance”
Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept**
SRT 2013 SRT Viper GTS Sons of Italy Foundation Concept
Touring Superleggera Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring*
** - denotes World Debut
* - denotes North American debut
First conducted in 1950, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® (www.pebblebeachconcours.net) has grown to be the world's premier celebration of the automobile. Only the most beautiful and rare cars are invited to appear on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links®, and connoisseurs of art and style flock to see these masterpieces. Charitable donations raised by Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® now total over $16 million. Related events include Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance™ presented by Rolex, Pebble Beach RetroAuto™, and Pebble Beach® Auctions presented by Gooding & Company. Pebble Beach®, Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance™, Pebble Beach RetroAuto™, and Pebble Beach® Automotive Week are trademarks, service marks and trade dress of Pebble Beach Company. All rights reserved.
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