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The show may be over, but we’re still in awe of the motoring history that came together at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterrey, California. The 67th Pebble Beach event culminated with the naming of Best in Show to the winning car, which this year went to Bruce R. McCaw for his 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer.

“This Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer is a combination of speed, style and power,” said Concours chairman Sandra Button. “Somehow these three elements—along with those fantastic torpedo running boards—become the very definition of elegance.”

The Winners Circle competing for top honors is a small group, with only those winning the classes in which they were entered being eligible for nomination, but this year it was an even smaller world, with McCaw competing against his own brother for the top position.

Having won the Class M-3 Ferrari Major Race Winners with a 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder, John and Gwen McCaw made it to the final round, but were ultimately beat out by Bruce’s Mercedes-Benz sporting tourer, which also took first place in the Class-I Mercedes-Benz Prewar.

The third nominee for Best in Show was the Class-D Packard winner, a 1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by William E. (Chip) Connor.

The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance drew 204 cars from 15 countries and included 54 first-time entries, entered across 27 categories in addition to select marque and special classes. But of course, Sunday’s judging was just part of the events that took place over the four days of the Concours d’Elegance.

There was the Pebble Beach Auctions, during which 745 of 1,277 cars were auctioned for a total of $327 million. The highest selling car was a 1956 Aston Martin DBRI at $22.55 million at RM Sotheby’s, although the star was a 1970 917K Porsche. Auctioned by Gooding & Co, the car was used in Steve McQueen classic movie “Le Mans”, and sold for $14.5 million – the highest amount a Porsche has ever fetched.

There was also the Retroauto, the classic car forum, the Tour D’Elegance (watch footage here) and of course an amazing exhibition of old and new, including an incredible array of American classics in the “American Dream Cars of the ‘60s” exhibition. BWM revealed its Concept Z4, which was the official world premiere of the luxury carmaker’s newest roadster.

This year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance also raised over $1.6 million for the Pebble Beach Company Foundation. Funds will benefit over 80 local charities.

For photos and video from the event and to learn more about David Disiere’s 1952 Delahaye 235 Coupe entry this year into the 0-2 Postwar Closed category, hop on over to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DisiereDavid.

 

2017 WINNERS CIRCLE

Best of Show

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer – Bruce R. McCaw

Best of Show Nominees

1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria – William E. (Chip) Connor

1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder – John & Gwen McCaw

2017 ELEGANCE AWARDS

Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible

1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria – William E. (Chip) Connor

J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupé – The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie

Jules Heumann Most Elegant Open Car

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer – Bruce R. McCaw

Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car

1955 Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina Cabriolet Speciale – The Golomb Family Trust

For a full listing of special awards and class placement, check out the winners list on the LA Times at http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-pebble-beach-winners-list-20170821-story.html.

 

MORE LINKS 

Other highlights from the event that we’ve found from great sources online are listed below:

BMW Concept Z4 Revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2017:

https://www.designboom.com/technology/bmw-concept-z4-concours-delegance-08-18-2017/

1960s American Dream Cars this year’s Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach:

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1112229_1960s-american-dream-cars-wow-crowds-at-tony-pebble-beach-concours

Ferrari Celebrates 70th Anniversary with 70 Classics at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2017:

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-ferrari-anniversary-20170819-story.html

The Most Expensive Porsche Ever Was Sold at Pebble Beach Concours 2017:

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/21/the-most-expensive-porsche-ever-sold-fetches-14-million.html