THE 2013 PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE – AWESOME

Published by Monterey Car Week (2013 Pebble Beach Concours)

By D. Brian Smith

Photography: Ben Moment & D. Brian Smith

For the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, it was once again an early Sunday morning for exhibitors, participants and automotive journalists. Those of us who cover the show each year online or in print always need to play the game of getting to the Pebble Beach Golf Resort, where the event is held, before sun up. The objective is always the same. With a fair amount of professional camera gear that we’re lugging around, we always desire getting an almost unobtainable parking spot right at the resort. Somehow each year we seem to get lucky.

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This year was no exception. Mind you, we won’t share our parking secrets here for fear that someone reading will grab our desired space in 2014. Suffice it to say that the Lotus Evora S press car that we piloted had the premium parking space that this sublime supercar deserves. We stowed our extra photography equipment in the sports car’s rear boot and made multiple trips to same for swapping lens and gear. Nice.

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We were up well before sunrise and on our way to the big show in the sort of car that is at home in Pebble Beach, our 2013 Monterey Car Week Car, a 2013 Lotus Evora S. At first, we were directed to park in a lot that was near the Gooding & Co. auction area. One of the parking attendant’s asked to see our parking ticket. We had none, so the lot attendant said that we would be towed. There was no way that I was going to allow the Lotus Evora S press vehicle to be towed. So we got in the car and sought another parking space.

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Ben and I managed to securely park the Evora S in the best spot imaginable apart from being in the Concours itself. We then made it down to the lawn in plenty of time to witness all of the automobiles and motorcycles in the show being driven onto the golf course to their designated exhibit locations.

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As usual, there was a magnificent collection of vintage and exotic automobiles that paraded onto the course’s lush green fairway. For those who have attended the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours before but haven’t witnessed the vehicles being driven on the green at an early morning hour, you haven’t experienced the whole show, the best part of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours.

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In addition to seeing these spectacular autos under their own power, spectators can also see automotive luminaries and celebrities from all walks of life gathering at the early morning hour to appreciate these rare machines.

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Of all the automotive events I’ve covered through the years, there’s no show like the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It’s pure magic, from the venue, to all the events leading up to the ultimate annual climax that is Pebble, to the people you meet and mingle with, to being able to cover it with my good friend and business partner, Ben Moment.

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Still, there were two people missing from this year’s Pebble Beach Concours, my brother Kevin and my Dad. For these two reasons the2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance wasn’t my favorite car show ever. The Pebble Concours from previous years, when all three Smith men were together will have to hold that title.

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Admittedly though, tooling around Carmel, Monterey and Pebble Beach in the 2013 Lotus Evora S was the perfect mode of automotive transport during Monterey Car Week. I felt like I was James Bond everywhere I went. When you’re in an exotic sports car, people give you second looks and certainly provide you preferential treatment. It’s the sort of vehicle that’s perfectly suited to being the Monterey Car Week Car and one we’d like to drive as an everyday automobile. Perhaps someday.

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The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for 2013 had all the mystique that it has had in years past as well as all the magic. We’ll be back next year. We hope to see you there too. Our thanks to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for producing the greatest automotive event in the world and for providing the list of list of winners.

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Complete List of 2013 Winners

BEST OF SHOW 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria – Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey

BEST OF SHOW NOMINEES – 1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster – John and Heather Mozart, Palo Alto, California; 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Coupé – The Honorable Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong; 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Van den Plas Belgium Torpedo – Dr. Terry Bramall CBE, Harrogate, England

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MOST ELEGANT AWARDS

J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car – 1927 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Surbico Sport Coupé – William E. (Chip) Connor, Hong Kong

Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible – 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible – Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey

Most Elegant Open Car – 1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Phaeton – John & Linda Muckel, Rancho Palos Verde, California

Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car – 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Berlinetta Speciale – Lee & Joan Herrington, Bow, New Hampshire

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SPECIAL AWARDS

Alec Ulmann Troph – 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Pillarless Saloon – The Keller Collection, Petaluma, California

Ansel Adams Award – 1906 Pope-Toledo Type XII Roi des Belges 7 Passenger Touring – The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska

Art Center College of Design Award – 1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster – John & Heather Mozart, Palo Alto, California

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Briggs Cunningham Trophy – 1912 Simplex 50 HP Quinby 5 Passenger Toy Tonneau – William P. Snyder, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Chairman’s Trophy – 1908 Benz 105 HP Prinz Heinrich Two Seat Race Car – Ann Bothwell, Woodland Hills, California

Charles A. Chayne Trophy – 1914 American Underslung 642 Roadster – Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey

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Classic Car Club of America Trophy – 1921 Duesenberg A Bender Coupe – James Castle Jr., Monterey, California

Elegance in Motion Trophy – 1938 Talbot-Lago 150C SS Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet – Gwen & Tom Price, Larkspur, California

Enzo Ferrari Trophy – 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta – Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

FIVA Prewar Trophy – 1935 Voisin Clairière Berline – Bill & Linda Pope, Paradise Valley, Arizona

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FIVA Postwar Trophy – 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT Touring Coupé – Georg Gebhard, Grossefehn, Germany

The French Cup – 1939 Delage D8-120 Vanvooren Coupé – John W. Rich Jr., Gilberton, Pennsylvania

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Gran Turismo Trophy – 1953 Aston Martin DB3S Sports – Brian Classic, Cheshire, England

Lincoln Trophy – 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Boano Coupe – Paul & Judy Andrews, Fort Worth, Texas

Lucius Beebe Trophy – 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Van den Plas Belgium Torpedo – Dr. Terry Bramall CBE, Harrogate, England

Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award – 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet A – Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

Mille Miglia Prewar Trophy – 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 Biposto – Gregory Whitten, Medina, Washington

Mille Miglia Postwar Trophy – 1951 Ferrari 212 MM Vignale Berlinetta – Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington

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Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy – 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Sport Saloon – Federico A. Alvarez Castillo, Martinez, Argentina

The Phil Hill Cup – 1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster – Kurt Engelhorn, Maldon, England

Revs Program at Stanford Award – 1963 Porsche 901 Prototype Coupe – Don & Diane Meluzio, York, Pennsylvania

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Road & Track Trophy – 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Race Car – Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

The Tony Hulman Trophy – 1960 Epperly Mid-Continent Securities Special Roadster – Bill Akin, Hermitage, Tennessee

The Vitesse – Elegance Trophy – 1960 Alfa Romeo Superflow IV Pinin Farina Coupé – Caballeriza Inc., Redondo Beach, California

CLASS AWARDS

Class A: Antique

1st:  1912 Packard 30 7 Passenger Sedan, The Phil Hill Family, Santa Monica, California 2nd:  1914 American Underslung 642 Roadster, Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey
3rd:  1906 Pope-Toledo Type XII Roi des Belges 7 Passenger Touring, The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska

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Class B: Simplex

1st:  1911 Simplex 50 Holbrook Toy Tonneau, Ray Scherr, Westlake Village, California
2nd:  1912 Simplex 50 HP Quinby 5 Passenger Toy Tonneau, William P. Snyder, Sewickley, Pennsylvania
3rd:  1912 Simplex 50 HP, Leland Powels, Van Nuys, California

Class C-1: American Classic Open

1st:  1938 Buick Series 40 Lancefield Drophead Coupe, John & Christiane Beebe, Osprey, Florida
2nd:  1933 Marmon Sixteen LeBaron Convertible Coupe, Aaron & Valerie Weiss, San Marino, California
3rd:  1935 Auburn 851 Speedster, Lammot J. du Pont, McLean, Virginia

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Class C-2: American Classic Open Packard

1st:  1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey 2nd:  1933 Packard 1005 Twelve Coupe Roadster, Margaret & Christopher Duhon, Chicago, Illinois
3rd:  1937 Packard 1507 Twelve Coupe Roadster, Jim & Shelley Hussey, San Leandro, California  

Class C-3: American Classic Closed

1st:  1931 Cadillac 452A Fleetwood Coupe, Brent Merrill, Toronto, Canada

2nd:  1930 Cadillac 452 Fleetwood Coupe, Rudy Langer, Kansas City, Missouri

3rd:  1939 Packard 1707 Twelve Formal Sedan, David L. Stone, Farmington, Utah

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Class D-1: Lincoln Custom Coachwork V8

1st:  1930 Lincoln L-170 Judkins Coupe, David W. Schultz, Massillon, Ohio

2nd:  1925 Lincoln L Brunn Roadster, Arnold Schmidt & Joanne Young, Grananda Hills, California

3rd:  1929 Lincoln L-163B Locke Sport Phaeton, Robert & Diane Berry, Fairlawn, Ohio

Class D-2: Lincoln Custom Coachwork V12

1st:  1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster, John & Heather Mozart, Palo Alto, California
2nd:  1932 Lincoln KB-241 Dietrich Convertible Sedan, Emily Passey, Watsonville, California
3rd:  1935 Lincoln K LeBaron Convertible Coupe, Chuck & Amy Spielman, La Jolla, California

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Class D-3: Lincoln-Zephyr & Continental

1st:  1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe, Chris V. Bang, San Jose, California
2nd:  1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Convertible, Larry Tribble, Suffield, Connecticut

3rd:  1938 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

Class D-4: Lincoln Custom Coachwork Postwar

1st:  1956 Continental Mark II Coupe, Rick & Elaine Schmidt, Ocala, Florida
2nd:  1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Boano Coupe, Paul & Judy Andrews, Fort Worth, Texas

3rd:  1956 Continental Mark II Hess & Eisenhardt Convertible, Glynette & Barry Wolk, Farmington Hills, Michigan

Class E: Aston Martin Centennial

1st:  1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Roadster, Bill & Linda Pope, Paradise Valley, Arizona

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2nd:  1965 Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante, Jerry F. Rosenstock, Encino, California

3rd:  1935 Aston Martin Ulster Race Car, Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

Class F: Vanvooren Coachwork

1st:  1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Coupe, The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong
2nd:  1935 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Cabriolet, Peter & Merle Mullin, Los Angeles, California
3rd:  1939 Delage D8-120 Vanvooren Coupé, John W. Rich Jr., Gilberton, Pennsylvania

Class G: Duesenberg

1st:  1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Phaeton, Tony & Jonna Ficco, Wheatridge, Colorado
2nd:  1921 Duesenberg A Bender Coupe, James Castle Jr., Monterey, California
3rd:  1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron Phaeton, John & Linda Muckel, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Class H-1: Rolls-Royce Prewar

1st:  1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Van den Plas Belgium Torpedo, Dr. Terry Bramall  CBE, Harrogate, England

2nd:  1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Merrimac Piccadilly, Robin Onsoien, Nipomo, California

3rd:  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Park Ward Streamline Saloon, Tony Vincent, Beverly Hills, California

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Class H-2: Postwar Rolls-Royce & Bentley

1st:  1956 Bentley S1 Continental Graber Cabriolet, Fred Kriz, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2nd:  1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud H.J. Mulliner Drophead Coupé, Stephen & Ann Marie Haymes, New York, New York

3rd:  1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Park Ward Drophead Coupé, Peter G. Livanos, Gstaad, Switzerland

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Class I: Mercedes-Benz

1st:  1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, Autosport Designs Inc., Huntington Station, New York
2nd:  1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet A, Academy of Art University, San Francisco

3rd:  1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A, Patrick Smiekel, Montecito, California

Class J-1: European Classic-Early

1st:  1930 Bugatti Type 46 Baby Royale Faux Cabriolet, Richard Adams, La Jolla, California

2nd:  1931 Bentley 8 Litre Spor Saloon, Federico A. Alvarez Castillo, Martinez, Argentina

3rd:  1933 Hispano-Suiza J12 Binder Coupé de Ville, The Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, California

Class J-2: European Classic Late

1st:  1939 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Stelvio, Steve Hamilton, Carson City, Nevada

2nd:  1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer, Peter G. Livanos, Gstaad, Switzerland

3rd:  1940 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Graber Cabriolet, Dennis & Kathy Varni, Monte Sereno, California

Class L-1: Prewar Preservation

1st:  1930 Hispano-Suiza H6C D’Ieteren Frères Transformable, Alan W. McEwan, Redmond, Washington

2nd:  1935 Voisin Clairiére, Bill & Linda Pope, Paradise Valley, Arizona

3rd:  1935 Frazer Nash TT Replica Shelsley, Andrew Hall, London, England

Class L-2: Postwar Preservation

1st:  1965 Porsche 911 Coupe, Richard & Allison Roeder and Reed & Nan Harman, Los Angeles, California

2nd:  1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scaglietti Berlinetta, Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ontario

3rd:  1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Bertone Coupé, Andrej Friedman, Lausanne, Switzerland

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Class M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring

1st:  1955 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Berlinetta Speciale, Lee & Joan Herrington, Bow, New Hampshire

2nd:  1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe, Peter S. Kalikow, New York, New York

3rd:  1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scaglietti NART Spyder, Larry Carter, Los Gatos, California

Class M-2: Ferrari Competition

1st:  1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta, Jack & Kingsley Croul, Corona Del Mar, California

2nd:  1964 Ferrari 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta, Steven & Mary Read, Berkeley, California

3rd:  1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta, Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

Class N: Lamborghini

1st:  1973 Lamborghini Miura SV Berlinetta, Simon Kidston, Geneva, Switzerland

2nd:  1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400, A. Shammas, Toronto, Canada

3rd:  1964 Lamborghini 350 GT Touring Coupé, Georg Gebhard, Grossefehn, Germany

Class O-1: Postwar Sports & Custom Coachwork

1st:  1966 Ford GT40 Mark I, Henry A. Davis, Omaha, Nebraska

2nd:  1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster, Kurt Engelhorn, Maldon, England

3rd:  1967 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Zagato Coupé, David & Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, California

Class O-2: Postwar Sports & GT

1st:  1960 Alfa Romeo Superflow IV, Caballeriza Inc., Redondo Beach, California

2nd:  1953 Siata 208CS Balbo Berlinetta, Jan De Reu, Knokke, Belgium

3rd:  1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Ghia Aigle Cabriolet, Kim & Stephen Bruno, Boca Raton, Florida

Class P-1: Porsche 911 Road Cars

1st:  1963 Porsche 901 Prototype, Don & Diane Meluzio, York, Pennsylvania

2nd:  1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Coupe, Dr. William J. Morris and Mary C. Young, Tacoma, Washington

3rd:  1975 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera Coupe, The Ingram Collection, Durham, North Carolina

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Class P-2: Porsche 911 Competition

1st:  1979 Porsche 935 K3 Coupe, Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills, California

2nd:  1967 Porsche 911R Coupe, The Revs Institute for Automotive Research and The Collier Collection, Naples, Florida

3rd:  1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Coupe, Fica Frio Limited, Jersey, United Kingdom

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Class U: BMW 507

1st:  1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster, Charals & Diana Haagen, Malibu, California

2nd:  1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster, Jeff Lotman, Los Angeles, California

3rd:  1957 BMW 507 Series I Roadster, Lukas Hüni, Zurich, Switzerland

Class V-1: Prewar Open Wheel Racing

1st:  1908 Benz Prince Heinrich Two Seat Race Car, Ann Bothwell, Woodland Hills, California

2nd:  1922 Ballot 2 Litre Race Car, George F. Wingard, Eugene, Oregon

3rd:  1921 Alfa Romeo G1 Race Car, Tony Shooshani, Beverly Hills, California

Class V-2: Indianapolis Roadsters

1st:  1960 Epperly Mid-Continent Securities Special Roadster, Bill Akin, Hermitage, Tennessee

2nd:  1962 Lesovsky Sarkes-Tarzian Special Roadster, Malloy Foundation Inc./Tom Malloy, Corona, California

3rd:  1963 Watson Hopkins Coral Harbor Special Roadster, George T. Lyons, Erie, Pennsylvania

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Class X: French Motorcycles

1st:  1937 Peugeot 515 SP with Sidecar, Leslie Dreist, Troy, Michigan

2nd:  1938 Peugeot 515, Bryan L. Bossier Sr., Woodworth, Louisiana

3rd:  1945 Motobécane D45A, John Light/Evans Cooling Systems, Wilmington, Delaware”

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