A Stroll Through the Pits / Concours Cars in Carmel

On Thursday afternoon downtown Carmel is the lunch destination for the "Tour d'Elegance".  Entrants from the ultra-prestigious Pebble Beach Concours drive their luxury super-cruisers from Pebble Beach out to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for a lap, then up and over the challenging Los Laureles Grade to Carmel Valley, and then down to Big Sur.

The cars  turn around in Big Sur and return up the coast.  The survivors assemble in Carmel for their catered lunch.  Thousands of spectators are treated to a free look at cars that are worth millions and would cost big $$$ to see at Sunday's Concours.

After lunch the cars return to Pebble Beach.

I don't get to the pits much, preferring to shoot photos of cars in motion out on the racetrack;  I do take the time to wander through every once in a while.

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Jack and Debbie Thomas -- 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica / ????? -- 1962 Ferrari 196 SP Dino Fantuzzi Spider
Mitch and Wendy Gross -- 1925 Aston Martin 16 Valve Twin Cam Grand Prix
Jeff Lotman -- 1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster
????? (Caballeriza Inc.) -- 1960 Alfa Romeo Superflow IV Pinin Farina Coupe
Jack and Kingsley Croul -- 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta
Chris MacAllister -- 1957 Maserati 450 S
Pit Array of Lynn Park and Family Cobras
Don Lee -- 1965 427 Cobra
Tom Price -- 1953 Jaguar C-Type / Tom Price -- 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
Peter Mullin -- 1938 Talbot T 26C
George Wingard -- 1913 Mercer Race Car
Bob Engberg -- 1957 Elva Mk2B
Don Orosco -- 1958 Scarab-Chevrolet Replica
Pit Array of Pre-War Cars
Ed Archer -- 1915 Ford Roadster
Ryan Arciero -- 1960 Lotus Mk19 Monte Carlo
Erickson Shirley -- 1959 Lister-Chevrolet / Jon Shirley -- 1956 Maserai 300 S
Erickson Shirley -- 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spyder
Erickson Shirley -- 1959 Lister-Chevrolet
Gregory Whitten -- 1935 ERA Type B / Jon Shirley -- 1934 Alfa Romeo  Tipo B (P3)
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