August 13 Pebble Beach Tour D'Elegance Presented By Rolex. Info: Sean Jacobs firstname.lastname@example.org
Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance
presented by Rolex
The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex is an annual driving event that delights entrants and spectators alike.
Initiated to showcase the elegance of the automobile in motion, the Tour also underscores the early history of the place that is Pebble Beach. Decades before golf links were laid out along the edge of the Pacific Ocean, this area was known for its scenic drive, winding for miles through pine and cypress forest, dancing alongside dramatic cliffs and leading, ultimately, to a beautiful cresent-shaped bay.
The traditional Tour traces portions of the original 17-Mile Drive, traverses nearby mountains and valleys, dips down famed Highway One and pauses for a time in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. The 2008 Tour also included a special route for antique cars (those built prior to 1916), tracing Scenic Road to the historic Carmel Mission. All Tour participants enjoy a catered gourmet lunch, a champagne celebration at the finish and commemorative gifts.
The Tour is open to all entrants in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. And spectators are invited to view the Tour at key points along the route, including stops at the Carmel Mission and along Ocean Avenue in Carmel.
It is important to note that the Tour and the Concours are directly linked. If two cars tie in class competition at the Concours, the car that has successfully completed the Tour gets the nod.
Dates and times for the 2009 Tour are as follows:
7 – 8 a.m. Cars line up near Collins Field in Pebble Beach
8:30 a.m. Tour departs, tracing portions of 17-Mile Drive and Highway One
11:30 – 12 noon Tour arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea
12 noon – 2 p.m. Cars are displayed on Ocean Avenue
2 – 2:30 p.m. Tour returns to Pebble Beach
3:00 p.m. Concluding Champagne toast for participants
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
200 Clock Tower Place, Suite 205A
Carmel, CA 93923
PO Box 222860
Carmel, CA 93922
831-622-1700 (phone); 831-622-9100 (fax)
General Admission Tickets: United Way Monterey County
877-693-0009 (beginning in April)
Club d’Elegance Tickets: Sue Hammer
Entrant & Entry Information: Sean Jacobs
Partnership/Sponsorship Information: Valerie Smith
Advertising & RetroAuto: Katee Leach
Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance: Sean Jacobs
Pebble Beach Motoring Classic: Al McEwan
Media Inquiries: Kandace Hawkinson