The Carmel Concours on the Avenue 2016 was held Tuesday, August 16th on the downtown streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
A field of more than 175 automobiles were on display at the ninth edition of the Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue, vying for 14 major awards and Best of Show. This year’s event presented multi-marques from 1940 to 1973, in addition to Porsche and Ferrari from the beginning through 1989. Similar to previous years, Carmel-By-The-Sea’s Ocean Avenue was closed to traffic and sixteen blocks of downtown were filled with collector cars and related motorized items. As always, an interesting mix of automobiles were displayed in front of Carmel’s charming shops, galleries and restaurants.
A great selection of Porsche cars were on display at the 2016 Carmel Concours, including the 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder, 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8, 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 and 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR. In addition to the Porsches, further notable and interesting entrants included the 1952 OSCA MT4 Vignale Berlinetta; 1950 Ferrari 195 S Inter Vignale Speciale Competizione; 1957 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT “Outlaw” and the raucous race cars from the Monterey Reunion. Best of Show was awarded to the Giallo Fly 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB short nose (s/n 07617) of Michael and Jo Heffernan.
Similar to 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Sports Car Digest also documented the 2016 Carmel Concours d’Elegance, with photographer Victor Varela offering the following gallery from the endearing streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea. We split up the pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.
Carmel Concours on the Avenue 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery
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