Pebble Beach Concours 2015 Contributes More than $1.9 Million to People in Need (Photos)

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015

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Pebble Beach CA, Nov 12 2015 - The 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is in the books: the elegant and high-powered automobiles are back in their stables, and golfers are once again teeing off on the 18th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Meanwhile, finances for the event have been tallied and more than $1.9 million was raised for charity. The full amount—$1,900,461 to be precise—was announced Wednesday at a luncheon honoring the charitable partners of the Concours.

1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Sedan

1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Sedan

“While we strive to set the bar high for concours everywhere, celebrating great automobiles and the people behind them, we also want to do our best for the local community,” said Bill Perocchi, CEO of Pebble Beach Company. “Our goal each year is to raise a substantial sum of money to help people in need, and we are pleased and proud to, once again, raise a record amount for local charities.”

The Concours has now raised more than $21 million for charity over its 65-year history, making 2015 a milestone year for the internationally recognized event.

1932 Invicta S Carbodies Tourer

Judging: 1932 Invicta S Carbodies Tourer wins 3rd in Class

“Collector car enthusiasts are passionate about their cars, but they also care greatly about people—and they often put their cars in service to the community, sharing their cars at events like ours and raising charitable dollars,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “Judges donate their expertise, hundreds of volunteers donate their time, and sponsors donate luxury items for opportunity drawings. All of these people come together to not only enjoy the cars on our show field but to help others.”

1930 duPont Model G Merrimac Speedster

 1930 duPont Model G Merrimac Speedster

During Wednesday’s luncheon, both Perocchi and Button also stressed their gratitude to the charitable partners of the Concours who make certain that charity dollars are distributed wisely.

Pebble Beach Company Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Pebble Beach Company that just celebrated its 40th anniversary, serves as the primary charitable partner of the Concours. The Foundation benefits nearly 100 local nonprofit programs, with a focus on youth education and literacy. It also works with the Concours to oversee the Phil Hill Scholarships, encouraging the next generation of automotive enthusiasts.

1970 Mercedes-Benz C-111

1970 Mercedes-Benz C-111

Additional charities that benefit directly from the Concours include United Way Monterey County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Natividad Medical Foundation, Kinship Center and Animal Friends Rescue Project.

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015

The 66th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for Sunday, August 21, 2016. For information, go to www.pebblebeachconcours.net.

1930 duPont Indianapolis Race Car

1930 duPont Indianapolis Race Car

Source: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Photos: Randy Berg

Photo below: 1917 Moon 6-45 Roadster; 1938 Alvis Speed 25 Offord and Sons Open Two Seater; and 1902 Panhard et Lavassor Type B1 Saloon

1917 Moon 6-45 Roadster at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
1938 Alvis Speed 25 Offord and Sons Open Two Seater at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015
1902 Panhard et Lavassor Type B1 Saloon at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015

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