California Travel Tips

Rockstars of Cars at Pebble Beach Concours

Published on: July 17, 2017


Why would anyone pay $375 general admission for 3.5 hours of car viewing? That’s over $100/hour! With every car show there’s a story and once you hear it, you understand that cars aren’t just objects to get you from Point A to B — at least that’s true at Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, held on August 20, 2017.  Sure, there’s a certain charm to California classics such as free-to-see Woodies at the Beach at City College in Santa Barbara July 21-23, but that’s a different story.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

  • Isotta Fraschini, Italy’s most opulent automobile brand, is featured in 2017, along with Castagna Coachwork, Ferrari Major Race Winners and Ferrari One-off Spéciales.
  • Corrado Presto (pictured, top 2 photos,) owns Garage Corrado southwest of Milan, Italy, which houses the Isotta Fraschini marque’s complete factory archives.  The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance features a rare 1901 Isotta bare chassis in one of the Isotta Fraschini classes, the 1947 and 1948 Isotta Fraschini 8C Monterosas in the Postwar Grand Touring class, along with a wide variety of Tipo 8As in the Isotta Fraschini Castagna Coachwork Open and Closed Classes. (A 1924 Isotta Fraschini  won the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance Best of Show, bottom photo.)
  • Leading up to Pebble Beach Concours are five days of car displays, auctions and events.

Concours California

  • Pebble Beach Aug.20
  • Danville Sept.17
  • Murphys Sept.23
  • El Dorado Hills Oct.1
  • Torrance Oct.1

Woodies California

  • Santa Barbara July 21-23
  • Encinitas Sept.23



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