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British Race Car Driver & TV Broadcaster Amanda Stretton Takes Over the Microphone as Master of Ceremonies

July 10, 2023

Pictured above: Derek Hill and Amanda Stretton stand on the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Photo by Sherman Chu.

“I’m proud to hand over the microphone to my good friend and partner in racing, Amanda Stretton,” Derek Hill says. “She’s a rockstar in the car industry and will be an amazing addition to our world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.”

It is bittersweet to announce that Derek Hill will be stepping down as the host of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance after eight incredible years. Derek has been an integral part of our team and has made a significant contribution to the event’s success. As we bid farewell to our beloved host, we are excited to welcome Amanda Stretton as our new Master of Ceremonies.

Derek Hill and Amanda Stretton
Thank you, Vince Finaldi, for sharing your car collection and garage with Derek, Amanda, and our Pebble Beach Concours team. Photo by Sherman Chu.

Amanda is the UK’s leading female motorsport, classic car and automotive TV broadcaster. She is renowned for her passion and knowledge of contemporary and classic racing and her understanding of the international car industry. This has resulted in her presenting multiple programs on International TV and being a brand spokesperson for many of the most prestigious car companies in the world.

Check out this interview-style video where Derek Hill and Amanda Stretton discuss her new role as Master of Ceremonies and what to expect at the 72nd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 20, 2023.

Amanda has done a fabulous job for Goodwood presenting both the Festival of Speed and the Revival programs for ITV. She is an exceptional broadcaster but also extremely natural and most importantly makes everyone feel very at ease. She puts a huge amount of energy into it all and her knowledge and passion for the sport is abundantly clear.

Amanda Stretton Interview image courtesy of Motorsport.com
Image courtesy of Motorsport.com

But Amanda is more than a presenter, unlike her peers she has raced competitively in historic GT and Le Mans prototypes on the world’s most famous race tracks, and is still the only British female racing driver to have won an International long distance GT race. She is also a leading automotive journalist and is regularly to be found on the TV breakfast show sofas, providing insightful comment and opinion on all aspects of the automotive industry.

Amanda Stretton Racing image courtesy of Motorsport.com
Image courtesy of Motorsport.com

“Amanda’s International car industry prowess and at-ease British personality will win the hearts of our audiences around the world,” Chairman Sandra Button says. “She is a long-time friend of ours who immediately feels like part of our Pebble Beach Concours family.”

Amanda Stretton

The 72nd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will take place on Sunday, August 20, 2023, and will celebrate Figoni Centennial, Mercedes-Benz S/SS/SSK, Vanderbilt Cup Era Race Cars, Pegaso, Porsche 75th Anniversary, McLaren 60th Anniversary, Lamborghini 60th Anniversary, Postwar Luxury Cars, and American Dream Cars of the 1950s. For more information on the Pebble Beach Concours, or to purchase tickets, visit www.pebblebeachconcours.net.

Read our New Master of Ceremonies press release here.

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