Yesterday we covered the wet start of the popular Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, but as the morning went on the mist stopped, and it dried out for the rest of the event. The Tour starts near the Lodge at Pebble Beach on 17-Mile Drive and heads inland and east on its way to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, for a lap around the race course. Next the run heads into the hills on its way over to the picturesque Carmel Valley and then back out to the coast.
The best-open road portion of the tour is the pleasing ride down to Big Sur and back on Highway 1, which is also called the Cabrillo Highway. The area is known for its spectacular scenery with the Santa Lucia Mountains rising up out of the Pacific Ocean and make for a perfect backdrop for car photography. Many thanks again to Steve Natale, who took and shared these images with us of some of the pre-war cars on that portion of the run.
You can watch video of the awards presentation here at The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance website.