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15 Burning Questions from the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

The 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance dropped our jaws, stole our hearts and captivated our imaginations. Here’s what we’re still wondering about after watching this 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta win Best of Show:

1. IS THIS THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL PARKING LOT?


2. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THE MOST EXPENSIVE NEW CAR IN THE WORLD COSTS?

3. TOO MUCH? CAN WE INTEREST YOU IN THE SECOND MOST EXPENSIVE CAR IN THE WORLD?

4. HOW DO YOU EVEN THINK OF THESE CONCEPTS?

5. ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT LEXUS?

6. WHY HAVEN’T THERE BEEN MORE ENTRIES FROM CHINA LIKE THIS BEAUTY?

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7. WHAT COLOR IS THAT?

8. HOW ABOUT A CITROEN CENTENNIAL CAR FOR PEBBLE BEACH? (BOTH WERE FOUNDED IN 1919)

9. WHERE HAVE THESE BEEN FOR THE LAST 60 YEARS?

10. DON’T YOU WISH ALL CARS HAD HOOD ORNAMENTS?

11. AREN’T THEY JUST AS BEAUTIFUL ON THE INSIDE?

12. DOES THIS FLY?

13. ARE THESE ON THE SECRET MENU?

14. DID BRUCE WAYNE MOVE TO PEBBLE BEACH?

15. SHOULD THESE BE THE NEW GOLF CARTS AT PEBBLE BEACH?

Bertha Benz was just as responsible for the launch of Benz as her husband Karl. She invested her own money into the company, tested the car and changed the design in many ways and their success was a team effort. 130 years ago this month, she was the first person ever to drive a car a long distance. She and her two young sons traveled 65 miles each way in the Benz Patent- Motorwagen to visit her mother and without the knowledge of Karl. It was not an easy trip since there were no paved roads and the terrain was challenging. She ran low on fuel and had to source petroleum solvent from a local pharmacy used to run the car. She made an emergency repair to a clogged fuel line with her hairpin and even stopped at a local cobbler to change the wooden brakes to leather. After the voyage, she helped redesign the gear system for climbing hills. With that historic trip, she proved to her husband Karl that his invention (and their investment) was ready for the market and proved to the average person that the automobile was a viable alternative to horses for transportation. Today, on the Women’s Equality Day, I had the honor of riding in the Motorwagen alongside Dietmar Exler, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Thank you Dietmar for the invite and to Mike, the head of Classic Center and to his team in getting the Motorwagen running to perfection. @mbusa @mercedesbenz @mbclassiccenter @mercedesbenzmuseum @themercedesbenzclub @mercedesbenzclubamerica @mercedesbenzusa @christian.boucke @pebblebeachconcours @pebblebeachlodge @amgsocallounge @3pointsocialclub @mbca_channelislands @mbca_la @womenbehind_thewheel @drivenwomenmag #mercedes #mercedesbenz #patentmotorwagen #mbusa #womanequalityday #womensequalityday #berthabenz #pebblebeach #lodgeatpebblebeach #women_behind_the_wheel #concoursdelegance #happy #honored #blessed #lovemercedesbenz❤️ #berthathebrave

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