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Pebble Beach Concourse d'Elegance - 2008 Photos

Updated on March 15, 2011
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Christine is a Bay Area resident who is passionate about food, alternative health, travel and autos!

I recently attend the 2008 Pebble Beach Concourse d'Elegance and got some great photos. My friend Brian had even better photos so I have posted some of his as well. I love the photos of the hood ornaments, they are real works of art.

For more information about the car show, check out some of my other hubs

Hood Ornaments - Photos Courtesey of Brian Mullin

Cadillac Hood Ornament
Cadillac Hood Ornament
Chevrolet Hood Ornament
Chevrolet Hood Ornament
Hispano Suiza Hood Ornament
Hispano Suiza Hood Ornament
Lalique Art Glass Eagle Hood Ornament
Lalique Art Glass Eagle Hood Ornament
Pierce Arrow Hood Ornament
Pierce Arrow Hood Ornament
Lincoln Hood Ornament
Lincoln Hood Ornament
Packard Hood Ornament
Packard Hood Ornament
Chrysler Ornament
Chrysler Ornament

Car Photos - Courtesey of Brian Mullin

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta - This car won Best in Show this year (2008)
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta - This car won Best in Show this year (2008)
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series I, this won Best in Class
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series I, this won Best in Class
1938 Talbot T150-SS Figoni et Falaschi Coupe - this won a special award at the show
1938 Talbot T150-SS Figoni et Falaschi Coupe - this won a special award at the show
Another photo of the Tabot owned by the Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation
Another photo of the Tabot owned by the Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation
Hispano Suiza logo
Hispano Suiza logo
Jay Leno hanging out at the show
Jay Leno hanging out at the show
Ferrari
Ferrari
1948 Delahaye 135MS Faget-Varnet Cabriolet - this won best in class
1948 Delahaye 135MS Faget-Varnet Cabriolet - this won best in class
another photo of the Delahaye
another photo of the Delahaye
a beautiful Lancia
a beautiful Lancia

Below are some photos of concept cars, mostly from teh 1950s.  They don't usually have a display of these types of cars at the Pebble Beach  show so I thought these were really interesting. 

Funky Concept Cars

GM, Car of the Future
GM, Car of the Future
Motorama
Motorama
1955 Ghia Gilda
1955 Ghia Gilda
1955 Ghia Gilda
1955 Ghia Gilda

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    • daveknowscars profile image

      daveknowscars 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      I attended the Pebble Beach Concours in 2000, the 50th Anniversary, one of the best car weekends of my life.

      Seeing any car at that show on a normal day would make that a memorable day, to see all of those cars lined up, it's complete sensory overload.

      Something every true car enthusiast needs to experience at least once.

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      Ceegee 8 years ago

      Great pictures and thankfully captioned. Came across this site while doing some research on Concours events. We are having one this weekend in Mumbai, India and a judge from Pebble Beach is also going to be there. I will be showing a 1930 Pierce Arrow 7 seater Tourer and a 1936 Mercedes Roadster.

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      PlayaNorte 9 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Thanks Bizzy- I am sure you must have great stories about the show. I think it has changed a lot over the years and is a lot more formal (and expensive!) these days.

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      Paul Edmondson 9 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I love the photos. The Lalique Art Glass Eagle hood ornament is kind of crazy, but I like it.

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      camedmondson 9 years ago from Hollywood

      Awesome pictures. I would love to have one of those as my weekend car.

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      BizzyMuse 9 years ago from Southern California

      Playa - so glad I ran across your hub! I grew up in Carmel and started going with my dad when I was very young. I think it gave me my appreciation for well designed cars. I'm going to check out your other hub - just wanted to say thanks for sharing!

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      desert blondie 9 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      Wonderful! As a former San Francisco resident myself, I've had the luck to visit this show...a great time!