PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (June 3, 2015) -- Recent years have witnessed an explosion of events during Pebble Beach Automotive Week. To help enthusiasts plan their time, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is releasing a complete calendar of events for the week, which takes place Monday, August 10, through Sunday, August 16. The complete calendar is available at www.pebblebeachconcours.net/calendar.
Pebble Beach Automotive Week caters to a wide variety of interests in the motoring universe -- from the prized collector cars showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and circling the track at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to the latest new car debuts, exhibits, and forums that make history today.
The climax of the week continues to be the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. Automobiles from all over the world will gather on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links to contend for the title of best of show at what is widely considered the most competitive event in the collector car world.
"It's been exciting to watch the growth of interest in collector cars, both here and abroad, particularly in recent decades," said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. "Car enthusiasts founded this event 65 years ago to share and celebrate great cars, and it's wonderful to know we've also played a role in encouraging others to celebrate great cars too."
The Pebble Beach Concours began in tandem with the first Pebble Beach Road Races. But after the races ended, the Concours was on its own for years. The first event to pair with the Concours, back in 1974, was the Monterey Historic Automobile Races, now called the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The mid-1980s saw the first auction and the start of Concorso Italiano, and cars took to the road for the first Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance in 1997. A multitude of car shows, auctions, rallies and have been added in recent years.
One of the newest events is the Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum presented by Credit Suisse, a series of entertaining conversations that debuted successfully at The Inn at Spanish Bay last year. The Forum features industry luminaries discussing important topics facing car collectors today. Must-see panels and interviews -- most of which are open without fee to anyone who registers -- are offered Thursday through Saturday. To learn more and to register to attend a Forum session, go to www.pbclassiccarforum.com.
Pebble Beach Automotive Week truly has something to offer each and every enthusiast.