The 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Considered by many the launch party for August automotive week in Monterey, California, Gordon McCall‘s 22nd annual Motorworks Revival attracted more than 2,500 car enthusiasts and spread out over two hangars at Monterey Jet Center on August 14, 2013. Guests wined, dined and mingled amongst private jets, vintage cars and an eclectic collection of vintage motorcycles. Aston Martin was notably represented at the event with their ultra-rare One-77, in celebration of the automaker’s 100th anniversary. Other featured brands included Ferrari, Pagani, Bugatti, Lotus, Gulfstream, Pilatus and Shearwater Air, just to name a few.  The event is produced by McCall Events, a marketing and public relations company founded by Gordon McCall, who spent 25 years as a class judge and field coordinator for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The 63rd Concours d’Elegance

The car on everyone’s to-see list was the P1 by McLaren, a race meets road car that debuted at Gooding & Company’s invitation-only event on August 16. The limited production P1 was completely sold out by mid-day August 17.

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Concours, celebrated ten years at the Concours in 2013, and was the place to see the cars and meet the people who were there to appreciate and buy them. And they bought, most impressively a 1997 McLaren F1 for a record-breaking $8.47 million, and a personal favorite of David Gooding’s on the lot this year, the 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante, for $8.74 million.

First conducted in 1950, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has grown to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. Only the most beautiful and rare cars are invited to appear on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, expanded to the 17th fairway with 248 cars this year. As glamorous as the events are, the focus is also on charity. The Motorworks Revival Campaign raises funds for California Highway Patrol’s 11-99 Foundation that supports families of CHP officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Charitable donations by the Concours d’Elegance total over $17 million.  — Mylea Charvat for Red Carpet Bay Area