The 2017 Pebble Beach Best in Show was a 1929 Mercedes-Benz image

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.