Another Pebble Beach has taken our vision amok over the course of the weekend, and fortunately the Monterey event takes place an entire week.
But we already know the highlights – including who took the big prize this year, namely a Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer. Of course, there’s a bevy of awards handed out at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and naturally the most highly coveted is the “Best in Show”. This year the accolade honored a pre-war 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer – championed by Bruce McCaw of Bellevue, Washington. It’s naturally a coachbuilt beauty finished in blue with contrasting polished metal, a leather hood strap, elegant exhausts and a period-correct luggage trunk on the back.
Naturally the model is immediately identifiable as a Mercedes-Benz, which at the time was seriously competing the Rolls-Royce brand in terms of sheer size and stance of the upright grille, while also sporting appropriate massive round headlights, and three-pointed star emblem. The award was handed by Bill Perocchi, CEO of The Pebble Beach company. As a reminder, the 2016 Pebble Beach judges decided a stunning 1936 Lancia Astura Pininfarina Cabriolet should fetch the big prize.