Pebble Beach Tour D'Elegance - Start 2015

Pebble Beach CA, Aug 15 2015 - You have to get up pretty early in the morning to get to the front of the line of the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance. Sometimes the rarefied air at the Starting Line is shrouded in coastal fog and mist, making for a very fresh experience.

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2015 Monterey Car Week was unusually warm and sunny - this morning made for a picture perfect start to the A-List Club of automobile perfectionists. The invite to participate is certainly an honor and milestone that you have arrived - in a very nice car.

Start of the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance 2015

 1955 Porsche 550RS Spyder

In this long line of fine cars you will find a lot of fine people. Nobody is working on their car at this point - they are already perfect. They're busy swapping things with others and snapping selfies and talking a mile a minute.

Start of the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance 2015

 1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Barker Sendanca de Ville

You might surely see a few celebrities driving or riding - Wayne Carini, Chip Foose, Bruce Meyer are gimmes. Peter Brock, famous automotive designer, was glued to lane 2.  He could not keep his mind off his work - he designed the Shelby Daytona he was in front of.

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2602

 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2602

Bearing #16 livery, the one of six car with Chassis 2602 hasn't been seen on this continent for many years - returning to view after a complete "1000 point" restoration.

Start of the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance 2015

 1921 Stutz K Bearcat

When the last of the late cars roll through, you wish for a faster mode of transport to get you back ahead of the pack for the cool road shots along the coast.

1953 Chrysler Imperial Ghia Coupe

1953 Chrysler Special Ghia Coupe

Start of the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance 2015

by Randy Berg

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