Pebble Beach 2011 – The Quail

20 Aug

Every year in August, the who’s who and what’s what in the collector car scene converge in Pebble Beach, CA. The mission for man and machine is simple – to see and be seen. I’ve never been lucky enough to go, but hope to one of these years. In the meantime, here is further reminder that even though the world economy is still in a tailspin, the upper class still know how to show off in all the right ways. It’s amazing to me how 40-50 years on, some of the cars look so beautiful. Timeless design never goes out of style. Makes me wonder 2 things. First, what must it have been like for a young gearhead in their teens to see their first 250GT, or 911, or SL? And second, what cars of today will retain that iconic class 50-60 years from now? Modern classics are harder to define in many ways, as they are built in far greater numbers than some of the cars shown here.

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