Perhaps the quintessential San Francisco Bay area event begins today. The 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. 175 rare collectible automobiles will be displayed by invitation on the eighteenth fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links this weekend, and 10,000 car lovers will crowd to see them.
Last year's Best of Show winner was this 1931 Daimler Double-Six 50 Corsica Drophead Coupe.
This 1929 Rolls Royce Derby Phaeton is the kind of sight that people in the area will enjoy as about 100 of the 175 participants tour Highway 1 and Seventeen Mile Drive today.
Also on display will be this unrestored 1950 Ferrari 166MM Touring Barchetta that was found hidden under carpets in an Arizona backyard. Number 20 of 25 Ferrari 166MM Barchettas with 2-liter V12 engines ever built, it is the oldest known Ferrari to be left in its unrestored state.
Dress will be California tuxedos for the exhibitors (blazers and khakis), and polos, shorts and flip flops for the gallery.
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