Two new events were added to the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours Week calendar — the Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum and the Pebble Beach Classic Car Expo. Pebble Beach RetroAuto, now in its tenth year, will change locations to help anchor these new offerings.
The new Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum presented by Credit Suisse will feature automotive experts discussing pertinent topics facing the collector car world. Panels and interviews, most of which will be open to the public without fee, will take place from Thursday, August 14 through Saturday, August 16, 2014 in a pavilion on the edge of the first fairway of The Links at Spanish Bay.
“The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance remains the heart of automotive week, and we continue to focus on recognizing and celebrating the best automobiles in the world,” said Pebble Beach Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “This new forum, presented in partnership with Credit Suisse, brings to the fore some of the people who have created or made history with or spent a lifetime caring for these cars. We hope this forum is a place where we can come together as a community, tackle some of the tough questions facing the car world and draw knowledge from experts in the field—all while encouraging new automotive enthusiasts.”
Forum speakers confirmed to date include racing greats Jochen Mass, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart; designers Chris Bangle, Moray Callum, Shiro Nakamura, Ed Welburn and Andrea Zagato; appraisers and vintage car racers Leigh and Leslie Keno; Wayne Carini and Keith Martin from media and collectors Miles Collier, Manvendra Singh Barwani and Derek Hill.
A complete calendar of events for Pebble Beach Automotive Week, including the full schedule for the forum with information regarding speakers, times and dates, is available at PebbleBeachConcours.net.
Paired with the forum will be the new Pebble Beach Classic Car Expo, located at The Spanish Bay Tennis Pavilion, where guests can browse vehicles from classic car dealers. The Expo will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 through Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Pebble Beach RetroAuto will also be moving to the ballrooms of The Inn at Spanish Bay, providing a new space for event participants and guests. RetroAuto has already established itself as a marketplace for automotive enthusiasts, showcasing collectables, automobilia, art and literature, as well as tools and auto parts. The schedule for the 2014 RetroAuto will mirror that of the classic car expo, open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 through Saturday, August 16. The Inn at Spanish Bay and The Lodge at Pebble Beach are both situated along the 17-Mile Drive in Del Monte Forest with the Pacific Ocean as backdrop. As part of the new event layout and schedule, a cable car shuttle will be introduced to transport guests from one resort to the other Thursday through Saturday.
For more information, visit PebbleBeachConcours.net.
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