67th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer Named Best of Show at the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017; Charitable Donations Top $1.6 Million  

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Pebble Beach CA, Aug 20 2017 - Just a week ago, Bruce R. McCaw’s 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer emerged from the restoration shop of Steve Babinsky in Lebanon, New Jersey. Today, having crossed the country, the boattailed beauty captured the top prize at the prestigious 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

“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 car, a sporting tourer, was first delivered to a Captain Miller on behalf of Earl Howe, who founded the British Racing Drivers’ Club.

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer Best of Show

“We’ve had the car for several years,” said McCaw, of Bellevue, Washington. “The question was whether or not to restore it. I always hate to restore something that doesn’t need it. But we finally found enough pictures that we knew the car needed to be restored.”

The car retains its original Marchal lighting equipment and chrome-plated wheels; these are complemented by low-cut doors and unusual torpedo-style running boards containing tools and other ancillary equipment. The rich blue color was a dress inspired by a dress made of peacock feathers in the 1850s.

Jackie Stewart in 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder

Jackie Stewart in 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder

In the final circle, Bruce was up against his brother John McCaw who, with wife Gwen McCaw, competed for Best of Show with their 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder. Also in the Winner's Circle was a 1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by William E. (Chip) Connor of Reno, Nevada.

1965 Pontiac Vivant Herb Adams Roadster

1965 Pontiac Vivant Herb Adams Roadster - Class Winner

The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, drew 204 cars from 15 countries and 31 states—and the total included 54 first-time entrants. 

1932 Studebaker President Series 91 Convertible Sedan

1932 Studebaker President Series 91 Convertible Sedan - Class Wlinner

This Pebble Beach Concours also raised more than $1.6 million to help people in need. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, the primary charitable partner of the Concours, these charitable funds will benefit over 80 local charities.

1907 Renault AI 35/45 HP Vanderbilt Racer

1907 Renault AI 35/45 HP Vanderbilt Racer - Class Winner

Celebrity guests who were in attendance included comedian Jay Leno, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, media personality and former defensive end for the New York Giants Michael Strahan, actor Jerry Seinfeld, and Chief Creative Officer of Pixar John Lasseter.

1960 Abarth 1000 Record Pininfarna Prototype

1960 Abarth 1000 Record Pininfarna Prototype - 3rd in Class

The 68th Pebble Beach Concours will be held on Sunday, August 26 (the fourth rather than the third Sunday in contrast to the norm). For more information on the Pebble Beach Concours, please visit www.pebblebeachconcours.net.

1960 DiDia 150 "Bobby Darin" Coupe

1960 DiDia 150 "Bobby Darin" Coupe - Charles A. Chayne Trophy

1948 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8C Monterosa Boneschi Cabriolet

 1948 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8C Monterosa Boneschi Cabriolet - 2nd in Class

Complete List of 2017 Winners

Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet - Concept Lawn

Italdesign Automobili Speciali Zerouno

Italdesign Automobili Speciali Zerouno featuring the "corso" wing

1908 Mors Grand Prix Race Car

1908 Mors Grand Prix Race Car - 2nd in Class

Pebble Beach Concours 2017 - Judge-meant Day (Video)

Source: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Photos: Randy Berg

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

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