1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2014 – Picture Gallery

The 2014 edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was, as always, held the third Sunday of August on the incomparable 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California.

The 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance honored Maserati, Ruxton, Antique Steam Cars, Fernandez et Darrin Coachwork, Tatra, postwar Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Eastern European Motorcycles. Notable displays included gatherings of the 1914 French Grand Prix race cars, the Maserati Centennial Racing and Coachwork classes and the stunning selection of twenty Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa variants.

The cars selected to appear at the Pebble Beach Concours have two things in common: rarity and value. Often one of a handful, sometimes the last remaining of their type, all the cars are sought-after collector’s pieces. In 2014 there were some unique specimens such as the 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner, the 1962 Maserati Tipo 151 Coupe and the 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Fernandez et Darrin Coupe de Ville.

The 2014 Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex proved a great adventure. Commencing under a grey, heavy fog-laden sky was perhaps not the most auspicious start. As the Tour progressed swirling mist gave way slowly to brighter skies as the cars left the Peninsula, taking in a lap around the road course at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, home to the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion. The light, and temperature, continued to improve as the cars then crossed the dividing range into Carmel Valley via Clint Eastwood’s Tehama estate, a 2,040-acre swath of rolling hills and tree-lined rugged canyons that lies high above Monterey Bay and significantly just outside the fog belt.

When the cars left Carmel Valley and hit Highway 1, the coastal road that stretches 655-miles from the redwoods of Leggett in northern California to Dana Point, just below Los Angeles in the south, the Tour also took on a splendor befitting a film set. The section of road between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur is designated a national scenic byway, winding and hugging the cliffs, and passing various coastal parks. Built between 1919 and 1937, this segment crosses several historic bridges, including Bixby Creek Bridge, a reinforced concrete arch with a 320-foot span, and the Rocky Creek Bridge. After making their way down to Big Sur and back, the entrants stopped in Carmel-by-the-Sea for lunch and then went back to the Equestrian Center at Pebble Beach.

At dawn on Sunday, August 17th, more than 200 automobiles rolled onto the famous 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links for the ultimate test of precise restoration – the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Vehicles were judged for historical accuracy, technical merit and style, but not for their speed – although one of the key criteria is that all cars must be drivable. This year’s Best of Show was the 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Coupe designed by Sergio Scaglietti for famous filmmaker Roberto Rossellini. This car was Scaglietti’s first passenger car design for Ferrari, a unique and finely sculpted Coupe Speciale. Current owner Jon Shirley restored the car in 1995 and again in 2013. This is the first time since 1968 that a Post War era vehicle has won the top prize.

In addition to Tim Scott’s Pebble Beach Concours and Pebble Beach Tour photo galleries, we offer the following 320 images that highlight the quality of cars on the Pebble Beach show field. We split up the pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, 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 d’Elegance 2014 – Featured Picture Gallery

 

1957 Maserati 250S Fantuzzi Spider
1957 Maserati 250S Fantuzzi Spider
1964 Lancia 1800 Zagato Sport Prototype
1964 Lancia 1800 Zagato Sport Prototype
1961 Ferrari 250 TRI61 Fantuzzi Spider 0792TR
1961 Ferrari 250 TRI61 Fantuzzi Spider 0792TR
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider

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1957 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Scaglietti 14 Louvre
1957 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Scaglietti 14 Louvre
Early Steam Car Class was a hit at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Early Steam Car Class was a hit at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Fernandez et Darrin Coupe de Ville
1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Fernandez et Darrin Coupe de Ville
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider

 

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