The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has added two new events to its already busy calendar for Pebble Beach Automotive Week on the Monterey Peninsula in August – the Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum and the Pebble Beach Classic Car Expo.
With 2014 marking the 64th year of California’s world-famous Pebble Beach Concours, the new events are designed to provide new sources of information and more opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest automobiles ever created.
The Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum, presented by Credit Suisse, will feature luminaries of the automotive world discussing pertinent issues facing the collector car hobby. Panels and interviews, most of which are free and open to the public, will take place from Thursday, August 14, through Saturday, August 16, in a special pavilion on the edge of the first fairway of The Links at Spanish Bay on Pebble Beach’s 17-Mile Drive.
Confirmed speakers include racing greats Jochen Mass, Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart; automotive designers Chris Bangle, Moray Callum, Shiro Nakamura, Ed Welburn and Andrea Zagato; appraisers and vintage racers Leigh and Leslie Keno; media leaders Wayne Carini and Keith Martin; and respected collectors Miles Collier, Manvendra Singh Barwani and Derek Hill, who also is a race driver and son of the late world champion Phil Hill.
“This new forum, presented in partnership with Credit Suisse, brings to the fore some of the people who have created or made history with or spent a lifetime caring for these cars,” said Pebble Beach Concours chairman Sandra Button. “We hope this forum is a place where we can come together as a community, tackle some of the tough questions facing the car world and draw knowledge from experts in the field, all while encouraging new automotive enthusiasts.”
The inaugural Pebble Beach Classic Car Expo will be paired with the forum and located at the Spanish Bay Tennis Pavilion. Guests will be able to view and purchase authentic and unusual vehicles from top classic car dealers. The Expo will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, through Saturday, August 16.
Pebble Beach RetroAuto, now in its 10th year, will relocate to the ballrooms of The Inn at Spanish Bay. RetroAuto is a marketplace for the automotive enthusiast, showcasing rare collectables, historic automobilia, art and literature, as well as luxury items, technological tools and auto parts. The schedule for RetroAuto will mirror that of the Classic Car Expo.
A complete calendar of events for Pebble Beach Automotive Week, including the schedule for the Classic Car Forum with the latest information regarding speakers, times and dates, is available on the concours website at www.pebblebeachconcours.net.