1-2-3 Ford GT40 Victory at Le Mans 50th Anniversary Celebration
1-2-3 Ford GT40 Victory at Le Mans 50th Anniversary Celebration

Pebble Beach Concours 2016 – Class Winners and Photos

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance returned to the fairways of the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Delahayes were featured in great numbers this year, along with Chapron Coachwork, Bizzarrini, Lamborghini Miura and Two-Man Indianapolis Race Cars from 1930–1937. Special classes celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT40 victory at Le Mans and the 100th anniversary of BMW.

The field of 228 classic cars from 16 countries and 30 states entered for the Pebble Beach Concours 2016 were viewed by a capacity crowd from the early hours through until the presentation of the category awards culminating in the “Best of Show” in the late afternoon. Staged on the 18th fairway of the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links beside the Pacific Ocean, the event takes the form of a garden party with attendant displays and classical music.

With a high quality of entrants, the large number of rare classics presented a challenge to the many judges. This year, they chose a 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet owned by Richard Mattei of Paradise Valley, Arizona. Mattei purchased the Lancia in 2009 and spent about six years restoring it. Asked what he found most compelling about the car, Mattei referenced the car’s mechanical sophistication and its ability to exhibit two different personalities: an aggressive stance with the top up and a more relaxed and elegant style with it down.

“This Lancia is a true combination of speed and style,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “Pinin Farina took a fantastic car and added many spectacular attributes, including a power top, curved side glass windows and the unusual basket-woven trim. This car is sport and luxury embodied.”

Pebble Beach Concours 2016 – Best in Class Winners

Class A-1: Antique Open, 1911 Mercedes 70 HP Vanvooren Seven Passenger Touring, The Keller Collection at the Pyramids, Petaluma, California
Class A-1: Antique Open, 1911 Mercedes 70 HP Vanvooren Seven Passenger Touring, The Keller Collection at the Pyramids, Petaluma, California (Photo by Steve Burton. Used courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance)
Class A-2: Antique Closed, 1915 Pierce-Arrow 48 Coupe, Patrick D. & Kathryn A. Craig, Stockton, California
Class A-2: Antique Closed, 1915 Pierce-Arrow 48 Coupe, Patrick D. & Kathryn A. Craig, Stockton, California (Photo by Steve Burton. Used courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance)
Class C-1: American Classic Open, Elegance in Motion Trophy and Best of Show Nominee, 1931 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Convertible Victoria, Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey
Class C-1: American Classic Open, Elegance in Motion Trophy and Best of Show Nominee, 1931 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Convertible Victoria, Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey (Photo by Steve Burton. Used courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance)
Class C-2: American Classic Closed, 1937 Cadillac Series 90 Fleetwood Seven Passenger Imperial Cabriolet, Skip & Susan Tetz, Goshen, New York
Class C-2: American Classic Closed, 1937 Cadillac Series 90 Fleetwood Seven Passenger Imperial Cabriolet, Skip & Susan Tetz, Goshen, New York (Photo by Steve Burton. Used courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance)

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Class D: Packard, 1938 Packard 1607 Twelve Convertible Coupe, Jack Boyd Smith Jr., Elkhart, Indiana
Class D: Packard, 1938 Packard 1607 Twelve Convertible Coupe, Jack Boyd Smith Jr., Elkhart, Indiana (Photo by Steve Burton. Used courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance)
Class E-1: Chapron Coachwork and Alec Ulmann Trophy, 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B Chapron Cabriolet, Frank & Milli Ricciardelli, Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
Class E-1: Chapron Coachwork and Alec Ulmann Trophy, 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B Chapron Cabriolet, Frank & Milli Ricciardelli, Monmouth Beach, New Jersey (Photo by Steve Burton. Used courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance)
Class E-2: Chapron Delahayes, 1937 Delahaye 135 Chapron Coupé des Alpes, Jon Shirley and Kim Richter, Medina, Washington
Class E-2: Chapron Delahayes, 1937 Delahaye 135 Chapron Coupé des Alpes, Jon Shirley and Kim Richter, Medina, Washington (Photo by Steve Burton. Used courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance)

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