Pebble Beach 2005

Once again the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links® played host to over 200 classic cars and thousands of spectators at the (55th) Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Classic Driver was fortunate to have photographer Tim Scott on hand to record some of the action.

The 2005 event, which had an estimated $300 million worth of classic cars spread along the Monterey coastline, celebrated the 100th anniversary of French automaker Delage (an example of which conveniently was named "Best of Show"), the 75th anniversary of Italian design house Carrozzeria Pinin Farina and a specially judged Hot Rod class sponsored by Ford Motor Company. Another featured marque was Alfa Romeo.

"Today’s showing of 62 classic Alfa Romeos, with 27 vehicles that travelled to Pebble Beach from outside the U.S., including seven cars from the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, Italy, was the most significant historic display of this marque ever seen," said Pebble Beach Concours Co-Chairman Sandra Kasky. "While this year’s international collection of cars was astounding, we’re especially gratified that the Concours was able to raise over half a million dollars for charity."

Competitors from 26 US states and 15 countries (from as far away as Hong Kong, Australia, Italy and Argentina), were among the participants who brought their prized automotive possessions to the Monterey Peninsula for judging. Among the participants were designer Ralph Lauren, whose 1938 Alfa Romeo Touring Spyder won its class (Alfa Romeo Prewar Race Cars) and Tonight Show host Jay Leno, who brought his 1927 Duesenberg Sedan.

The annual affair also included the Thursday, Aug. 18 Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance around the Monterey Peninsula for Concours entries, and the Sunday evening Pebble Beach Auction conducted by Gooding & Company that showcased classic, vintage and antique cars.

The 56th Pebble Beach Concours is slated for Aug. 20, 2006.

Tim Scott of Fluid Images is a professional photographer based in London. As a lifelong classic car enthusiast and avid owner (currently a Porsche RS 2.7), he has spent the last two years chronicling the burgeoning classic car race and show scenes both here and in the USA. This gallery, from the action around the Monterey peninsular in 2005, is just one collection that we will be featuring on Classic Driver in weeks to come.

A selection of these images can be seen at Tim's website www.fluidimages.co.uk or for the very latest images visit his portfolio on http://bonneville-speed-week.smugmug.com

Tim has recently invested in state-of-the-art printing facilities, and, in addition to commissions from private collectors and the trade, can provide enlargements up to 1 x 1.5 metres. Images can even be printed onto high-quality canvas and then stretched over a wooden frame, thereby creating a worthy addition to the walls of any discerning collector's motor house or study! Please see his dedicated website for more information.


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