The Best of the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
We say the judges had an impossible job at the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
How do you compare this:
We take our big hats off to the judges, and share some of our favorite sights from this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
(For a different perspective, here’s what caught Car and Driver‘s eye.)
THIS IS WHAT A MERCEDES-MAYBACH MIGHT LOOK LIKE IN 2035.
Fortune has the details on the the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet unveiled on this year’s Concept Lawn:
The car is a one-of-one example of Mercedes’ vision for the cars it’ll make in 2035 and beyond.
In terms of performance, Mercedes says the Maybach 6 Cabriolet will be able to go from zero to 60 mph in fewer than four seconds, with a top speed of 155 miles per hour. Using a special new “super” charger Mercedes has developed, the car can achieve 60 miles of range in just five minutes’ charging.
THERE ARE ONLY THREE OF THESE IN THE WORLD.
Company founder Horacio Pagani gave himself one to celebrate his 60th birthday. No word who will get the other two…
It even spits fire:
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A VOLKSWAGEN BUS AT THE PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE?
After teasing a resurrection of its nostalgic microbus for more than a decade, Volkswagen made a popular announcement at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance that it will debut the electric I.D. Buzz in 2022.
The vehicle is a clear homage to the iconic vehicle that the company sold in North America between 1950 and 1980. The production version of the concept is expected to deviate little from the blunt-faced original, because all of the batteries will be mounted under the floor. Think of a longer, more van-like Chevrolet Bolt and you can get an idea of what the electric VW might be like to drive.
THIS 1967 CONCEPT CAR NEVER CAUGHT ON, BUT EVERYONE LOVED IT 50 YEARS LATER.
Meet the 1967 Gryo-X Prototype, a fanciful design that drives on two wheels and a gyroscope.
Fifty years after its debut at the 1967 International Automobile Show in New York City, the Gyro-X will re-emerge at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as part of a class called “American Dream Cars of the 1960s.” In a field of highly stylized coupes and roadsters, the two-wheeled Gyro-X will stand out for its technical prowess. As it pulls onto the show field, its training wheels will deploy, its Mini Cooper engine will shut off and its gyroscope will slowly wind down from its 3,000-rpm operational speed.
The 1967 Gyro-X won the Dean Batchelor Trophy this year for its significance as a hot rod.
A NEW FLEET OF GOLF CARTS?
Ferrari chose to celebrate its 70th anniversary with its own concours on the first fairway, bringing 70 cars valued at more than $500 million. The 18th fairway also featured four classes of Ferraris competing in the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d’Delegance, with a 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spider finishing runner-up for Best of Show.
JAY, YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T ARM-WRESTLE MR. UNIVERSE…
But it was great to have car-loving celebs Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Strahan, Ian Poulter and more out this weekend.
THE MOST ELEGANT CAR OF THEM ALL.
Your 2017 Concours d’Elegance Best of Show winner was the 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer, which was beautifully restored by owner Bruce R. McCaw. One of the two runners-up to Bruce was his brother John, who entered his 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spider.
“This Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer is a combination of speed, style and power,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “Somehow these three elements—along with those fantastic torpedo running boards—become the very definition of elegance.”
What was your favorite thing you saw this year?