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The 2013 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic and The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

  • A 1914 Simplex 50 h.p. 7-passenger touring car owned by Johnny Crowell.

To show you how times have changed and that the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is not just all about clean, shiny and perfect show cars, we have posted some photos here by Steve Natale showing some of the pre-Concours touring events. Above are a pair of Simplex automobiles fueling up yesterday in preparation for Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, which takes participants on the very popular driving event today. The tour ends with a luncheon in the center of Carmel for participants and an exhibition of the cars for spectators.

The New York City – built automobile is one of the featured cars this year in the Concours d’Elegance.


The Pebble Beach Motoring Classic also ended yesterday at the Lodge at Pebble Beach. The tour started on August 5th near Seattle, Washington and treated the entrants to a 1,500 mile adventure through the spectacular scenery of the coastal and mountain regions of the Northwest as they made their way to the Carmel area for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. 

Shown above are another view of the two Simplex cars, a 1916 Pierce-Arrow Model 48 with custom coachwork by F.R. Woods and a 1928 Packard 443 phaeton. A very graceful Hispano – Suiza H6 convertible can be seen below. Look for more coverage and photos of the grand event by Steve Natale  soon here on The Old Motor.

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