The 2018 Best of Show trophy went to this 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta, owned by David and Ginny Sydorick.
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a long walk through automotive history, all of which could be considered “cars of tomorrow.” But there were two retrospectives that embraced the term: a line of a dozen Tucker 48s and a brightly colored lineup of the Citroen DS.
The official Pebble Beach poster featured a trio of Citroen’s DS 19 by British artist Barry Rowe.
According to one Tucker owner, this grouping was the largest gathered in one place since the debut of the movie in 1988, “Tucker: the Man and is Dream.” Among the cars was a bare test chassis and the 1947 prototype model, known as the “Tin Goose.”
The official Pebble Beach poster featured a trio of Citroen’s DS 19 by esteemed Brit artist (and car enthusiast) Barry Rowe. The DS nameplate is from the French word for goddess, Dé-esse.
Citroen introduced the DS in the fall of 1955 and production ran through spring 1975. It, too, was a technology innovator and featured a number of firsts. Among them inboard disc brakes and a the hydropneumatic suspension with automatic leveling and adjustable ride height.
It was marketed as an “executive’s car” and it looked the part with its aerodynamic styling, power steering, a semi-automatic transmission and a fiberglass roof.
Next year’s concours will be Aug. 18. https://www.pebblebeachconcours.net/
Here is a look at the friendly faces I saw on my walk through history:
A 12-car lineup of Tucker 48s was the largest gathered in one place since the debut of the 1988 film, “Tucker: the Man and is Dream.”
1965 Citroen DS Majesty, Chapron Limousine.
1961 Citroen DS 19, Cabriolet d’Usine.
Awarded the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford.
1966 Citroen DS 21, Chapron Le Leman coupe. 1st place Postwar Custom Citroën.
1953 Siata 208S Motto spyder.
1955 Maserati A6GCS Frua spyder. Awarded the Briggs Cunningham Trophy.
An affordable (somewhat) classic to bring home.
1953 Osca MT4 Frua spider.
1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo Pininfarina coupe. Winner for Most Elegant Sports Car.
1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo Pininfarina coupe.
1958 Scarab Mk II.
1953 Hudson Italia Prototype touring coupe.
1949 Delahaye 135M Pourtout Malmaison convertible.
1st place Postwar Grand Touring.
1948 Daimler DE36 Hooper convertible.
1951 Fiat 1400 Vignale cabriolet.
1948 Talbot Lago 26 Figoni fastback coupe.
Best of Show nominee and winner of The Vitesse ~ Elegance Trophy.
1957 Imperial Crown convertible.
Glorious script of the 1957 nameplate.
1927 Lanchester 21HP convertible tourer, from India.
1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Pourtout roadster.
1964 Sheraton-Thompson Lotus 34 special.
And, of course, there is caviar.
1921 Fiat 502 S Corsa.
1956 Packard Caribbean convertible.
Rakish side lines of the And rakish lines of 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1, Brewster Windblown.
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1, Brewster Windblown coupe.
1932 Cadillac 452 B (V-16) Fisher all-weather phaeton.
1913 Stevens Duryea C-Six 5-seat touring.
1913 Stevens Duryea C-Six 5-seat touring, survivor.
1937 Lincoln K Brunn touring cabriolet.
1937 Pierce-Arrow 1703 limousine.
The Ruxton C, part 2.
1930 Ruxton C.
1959 Chrysler 300E convertible.
1953 Presidential Cadillac Eldorado.