It’s that time of year again when car enthusiasts from all over the globe descend upon the beautiful Monterey Peninsula for the marquee automobile event of the year: the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Hailed as the largest recorded gathering of the world’s most legendary cars, the one-day extravaganza on Sunday, August 18, 2013 celebrates the beauty and rivalry of the automotive world—past, present and future. Vintage car collectors, admirers and celebrities from Jerry Seinfeld to Jay Leno have historically made the pilgrimage to the famous 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, and this year will be no exception. Legendary vehicles both old and new will be on grand display this year. Lincoln Custom Coachwork, Vanwooren Coachwork, Simplex, Aston Martin Centennial, Lamborghini, Porsche 911, BMW 507 and French motorcycles are expected to make appearances, along with two much-talked about exhibitions—the highly anticipated 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid sports car and a rare 1910 Prinz Heinrich Benz (considered to be one of the first true sports cars).
Naturally, the Concours also puts the Pebble Beach luxury lifestyle on parade for those who are fortunate to visit this weekend. Long revered for its championship golf courses overlooking the bay and its prestigious 17-Mile Drive winding through Northern California’s cascading valleys and mountains, Pebble Beach is home to world-class dining, shopping, resorts and some of the most extraordinary homes and estates on the market today.
One special estate, resting on the 12th green of the very same course where the Concours takes place, offers the pinnacle of the Pebble Beach lifestyle. The 2.4-acre estate boasts 8,300 square feet with seven bedroom suites, a four-car garage and stunning views of golf links and ocean from Carmel Beach to Point Lobos and Pescadero Point. Represented by Tom Bruce of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and marketed by Coldwell Banker Previews International® for $27 million, the estate captures the spirit of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as “a contest of excellence, both past and present.”