Car collectors from around the world have congregated at Pebble Beach golf club to compete in the prestigious concours
20 August 2017

Monterey car week culminates on Sunday with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, considered by many the finest concours event in the world.

This year's didn't disappoint, with 27 categories spanning from pre-war Rolls-Royce models to American Dream Cars of the 1960s. These collectors' cars make up 200 of the most prized in the world.

Esteemed judges include Jaguar design director Ian Callum, Aston Martin design boss Marek Reichman and Bugatti and Bentley chief Wolfgang Durheimer. We also spotted Pink Floyd's Nick Mason on one of the judging panels.

Held on the 18th fairway of the famed Pebble Beach golf club, the event is open to the general public - but it will cost you from $325 for the privilege.

The concept lawn at Pebble Beach also showed off some exciting new concepts, including the BMW Z4, Volkswagen ID Buzz and Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet. McLaren's fuchsia pink one-off 720S MSO was also getting plenty of attention, as was Aston Martin's Vanquish Zagato Volante, one from a family of four Zagato special editions just announced.

Click on our gallery above to see some of our favourite cars at this year's event.

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Gallery: the weird and wonderful cars of the Concours d'Lemons

 

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21 August 2017

I think not. Some ugly monsters here, for sure, so I'll take the Renault.

22 August 2017

I love the fact that it has a 12.5 litre motor, and a starting handle so you can crank it over ! You'll need to eat plenty of spinach first....

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