Last week our photographer Philipp Lucke caught the Pebble Beach Tour d & # 39; Elegance 2018 in action. The cars drive a 70-mile round trip to and from The Lodge at Pebble Beach. The route is a big challenge for some of the cars, especially for those approaching their centenary.
From Pebble Beach, the route takes participants to the hills east of Carmel. Then head down Historic Highway 1 towards Big Sur before returning to Carmel for lunch. The participants then travel on to Pebble Beach, where they spend the next two days cleaning and preparing their cars for the competition.
Pebble Beach Tour de Elegance 201
This year's tour was a breathtaking spectacle. Participants included an unbelievably rare 1967 Ferrari 206 S Dino Drogo Spyder, a 1966 Ford GT40 Mark IIB Coupe and a 1955 Maserati A6GCS Frua Spyder. All three, thoroughbred racing cars. Our favorite this year was a Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa. The car with perhaps the greatest chance of winning the overall event this year is the 1937 Cadillac V16 Hartmann Cabriolet
For the rivals in Pebble Beach, the tour is an important aspect of the event. If two cars compete for the same price and score points, the jury will give the car that was driven on the tour the advantage.