The Most Beautiful Cars From the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Auction sales were down this year, but that didn't dampen the festive mood on the green on Sunday during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the annual car show in Carmel, Calif. Thousands attended the swank festival, which involved the evaluation of 229 show cars by 100 judges in the early morning fog along the Pacific Ocean. Photographs by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
This year, a 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet won the "Best of Show" title. The long, black, open-top car had body work by Italian design powerhouse Pininfarina and was once owned by Eric Clapton. This is the first-ever Best of Show victory for any Lancia at the prestigious Pebble Beach show. The winning car is always selected for complete perfection of restoration and rarity, for superiority above other cars in its class, and for its significance as a model at the time of its production.