Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale attends Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week 2021
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is one of the most talked-about open-air car museums and a can’t miss event for any car enthusiast.
Almost every event at Pebble Beach is filled with unique cars that may never be seen again or cars you could only dream about seeing in person. These cars are the ones that you have heard about and have probably only seen in magazines or books. The week-long event takes place every year in Monterey, California. Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale attended the events and auctions throughout the week to ensure that we were finding the best cars to bring home for our clients.
Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week 2021
This year’s “week” ran from August 5 through 15, starting with a party the evening before the Concours Pasadera on August 6. Located on the grounds of Club Pasadera, a private golf and residential community, the show commemorated the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 hours of Daytona in 1971. For most attendees, Monterey Car Week didn’t really get in gear until the final four days, starting with the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance by Rolex on Thursday, August 12. The tony rally featured approximately 150 of the same vehicles that would end up on Pebble’s concours lawn on Sunday. The 70-mile course, which begins and ends at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, includes famed 17-mile drive and the stunning vistas along Highway 1 to Big Sur.
Casa Ferrari Standouts
Standout pieces in the Classiche-certified category featured a legend amongst automobiles, the 8C 2300 Monza of the Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo, dating from 1933. This was accompanied by a 1956 250 GT, a 250 Testa Rossa from 1958, a 1963 250 GTO, a 365 GTB4 Competizione from 1972, and a comparatively young F40 Competizione from 1992.
But the Ferrari presence wasn’t entirely dedicated to looking back at the brand’s rich history. The thousands of visitors were delighted by the chance to get up close and personal with a rich bevvy of today’s star attractions, including an F8 Tributo, a 488 Pista Piloti, a GTC4Lusso, and an 812 Superfast. As if all that wasn’t enough, American car lovers were also treated to two other racing-inspired creations, starting with the keenly-awaited North American debut of the series-produced Ferrari SF90 Stradale, which attracted a lot of interest.
Plus, especially freighted in for the occasion, on show was the P80/C, a unique creation that demonstrated once again the bravura of the One-Off program. Four years in development, and only recently completed, Hong Kong entrepreneur and Ferrari collector, TK Mak commissioned the P80/C. Based on the 488 GT3, and boasting a 580hp 3.9 liter twin turbo V8 engine, the car looked resplendent in the California sunshine in its Rosso Vero livery.
This year’s Concours Ferrari at Pebble Beach was made even more special with a first look at Ferrari’s newest models, the 296 GTB and the 812 Competizione.
History of Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance began in tandem with the Pebble Beach Road Races in 1950, but in truth the Concours was a last-minute addition — a social gathering intended to add a bit of style to the much-anticipated main event. The two events would continue together through 1956, when the death of Ernie McAfee brought racing to an end on the tight tree-lined roads of Del Monte Forest. The Monterey County Parks Department constructed a purpose-built raceway just inland, at Laguna Seca. If you glance across the show field on Concours Sunday, you’re sure to spy a host of cars sporting bright green ribbons — proof that they’ve participated in one of our time-honored traditions, the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex. The Tour affirms one important fact: automobiles are not merely objects of beauty, they are designed to transport people from one place to another.
Seventy cars, about a third of entrants, participated in that first Tour, and the guests deemed the event a grand success. Today, about 80 percent of Concours competitors traverse the scenic 70-mile route of the Tour — and spectators cheer them on all along the way. The route has changed over the years, variously incorporating a trip along Cannery Row, climbing steep Laureles grade, taking a turn at the track, or tracing the coast to Big Sur. But always waiting at the finish line are glasses of champagne and the gift of a green ribbon to mark each car’s successful completion of the Tour.
The early concours that began in Paris and spread throughout the European Continent in the 1920s and ’30s inspired the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Like those concours, Pebble Beach initially focused on celebrating new cars. Best of Show went to a new car in each of the first five years.
Pebble Beach Event Gallery