Start: 7:00 am
End: 2:00 pm
An exhibition of elegance in motion, the annual Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance features more than 150 Concours entrants seeking to prove they are roadworthy and gain an advantage in the Concours as they trace a scenic route on Highway One and pause in Carmel-by-the-Sea offering a complimentary viewing opportunity for the public.
The 70-mile Tour begins in Pebble Beach, traces 17-Mile Drive and Highway One to Big Sur, pauses for lunch in Carmel, and then returns to Pebble Beach to cross the Finish line. A car that successfully completes the Tour gets the nod if it later ties in class competition at the Concours.
This is a great opportunity to get a first glimpse of the beautiful cars that will grace the show field on Concours Sunday as the public is invited to view the Tour, without fee, at several points.
For all you early birds, there’s nothing like hearing and feeling the engines revving at the Start. Be sure to get there bright and early though: the cars begin to line up before 7:00 am and leave promptly at 9:00 am!
If you can’t make it for the Tour Start, be sure to head to downtown Carmel around noon, where you can see the cars displayed on Ocean Avenue as their drivers enjoy a sumptuous luncheon in Devendorf Park before departing to the Finish Line.
7:00 am Cars line up on Portola Road in Pebble Beach
9:00 am Tour departs
11:30 am Tour arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea
12:00 pm Cars are displayed on Ocean Avenue
2:00 pm Tour returns to Pebble Beach
*Times are approximate and subject to change