What Is Pebble Beach Aston Martin Tour d'Elegance?
First, you hear the engines roaring like a pride of lions, before hundreds of classic Aston Martins rumble past glistening under a beaming Californian sun. At this point, you rearrange life’s priorities because owning a vintage Aston Martin is now vital for your happiness!
The Pebble Beach Aston Martin Tour d’Elegance is arguably the classiest fixture on the Monterey Car Week bill and a spectacular reminder that while fashion comes and goes, style is impervious to time. In fifty years, I guarantee you no one on the planet is going to lovingly restore a Honda City and parade it around the picturesque Monterey Peninsula!
Aston Martin Tour d'Elegance: A Motoring Museum in Motion.
For classic car aficionados the world over and those on the verge of a midlife crisis spending spree, Pebble Beach hosts the finest exhibition of show cars anywhere in the world, a paean to the unique design and craftsmanship of the past. Best park the City out of sight, no need to cause a stir. I’m sorry if you happen to own a City, it’s just that well, you won’t own one for much longer after being in Monterey this August!
To whet your appetite, the bill includes categories such as ‘American Dream Cars of the 1960s’, ‘Prewar Rolls-Royce’ and ‘Ferrari Grand Touring’ but ’Tour d’Elegance’ says it all, doesn’t it? The Aston Martin drive-out is considered the pinnacle of proceedings because you actually see these incomprehensibly stylish, million-dollar-plus cars in motion and not merely parked up like trophies.
If the classy folks at Forbes tout the event as a must, you know it’s time to finally wear those fancy driving loafers with the rubber-studded heels!
- August 2017 Tour d'Elegance, the pinnacle of Monterey Car Week in Monterey, California.
- Aston Martin Tour d'Elegance: defining ultimate motoring style since the 1950s.
- Go all out with luxurious 'Club d'Elegance' tickets.