The 66th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was held Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. Staged on the scenic 17th and 18th fairways against the Pacific Ocean, the grand finale of the Monterey Classic Car Week featured more than 225 collector cars and motorcycles.
The 2016 edition of the Pebble Beach Concours commemorated BMW’s 100-year anniversary; on display as part of the German manufacturer’s hand-picked selection was Elvis Presley’s BMW 507, making its public debut after a two-year-long restoration. This year’s event also commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Ford GT40 Victory at Le Mans, with the American manufacturer having also spectacularly triumphed on its return to the 24-hour race this year. Each and every one of the 228 vehicles invited to roll on to the fairway was in immaculate condition, the perfect reflection of their owner’s labor of love.
This competition, which marks the denouement of the Pebble Beach Automotive Week, is the pinnacle of Concours events around the world, where excellence triumphs over speed. Connoisseurs gather to admire these masterpieces, not only savoring the beauty and elegance of some of the most prized automobiles and motorcycles in the world but also enjoying the company of others who share their passion for them.
Judged for their historical accuracy, technical merit and style, the most prized automobiles and motorcycles in the world rolled onto the fairways of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, hoping to claim the Best of Show Trophy, the most coveted award amongst car collectors globally. This year’s winner was the 1936 Lancia Asturia Pinin Farina Cabriolet owned by Richard Mattei of Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Similar to 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Sports Car Digest also documented the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours, with photographer Pavel Novitski offering the following wonderful images from this year’s event. We split up Pavel’s 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.
Pebble Beach Concours 2016 – Featured Picture Gallery
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