Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance 2012


The prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance on the Monterey Peninsula of California this year meets the proud owners of the most desirable supercars and collectibles in the world. The event brings together the legendary 1953 Glasspar G2 and contemporary brands like Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Collectors from all over the globe come to compete in or simply enjoy the event.
Thousands of enthusiasts celebrate these exclusive vehicles and enjoy the company of others who share their passion.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is organized every year in August. About 200 of the most popular collector cars and motorcycles are shown in the automotive event.

The Concours is a contest of excellence. Cars are judged for their technical characteristics and their style.

The racing sports car Glasspar G2 was built in 1951. This project was developed by designer Bill Tritt, the owner of the company Glasspar, that produced vehicle’s fiberglass body. Actually, the car was crafted to promote the company. It was fitted with a flathead V-8 engine boasting an impressive 230 horsepower, and a rigid steel frame.

Another sensational models are Six Mercedes-Benz variations from the 1950′s. The retro collection includes three 1952 W194 vehicles, and vintage SL Roadsters. The mixture of vintage and new Mercedes vehicles is completed by 2013 SL63 AMG. In addition, new and vintage SL Roadsters will lead the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance on August 16.

Examples from the Mercedes-Benz Museum collection in Stuttgart share the field on the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 18th Fairway – a restored 1930 Mercedes-Benz 27/140/200 Type SS which was originally commissioned by a Maharaja and an 1885 Daimler Reitwagen.