|The family's 1909 Pierce-Arrow Model 36 entering Carmel on Thursday's tour. (author's photo)|
Now back from a wonderful week in Monterey, I'll be posting some photos from our adventure. Everyone knows The Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance draws some great cars; included among these is a small class of brass era vehicles. I need to say a big thank you to blog reader, Colin, who invited Dad to bring his 1909 Pierce-Arrow this year. What a special time we had as an entrant (I had never experienced that before)!
The Class consisted of 6 six cars, however, the 1911 Interstate that joined us on the Tour d' Elegance (the proceeding Thursday) did not make it to the Concours on Sunday. The Tour was a bit arduous in the beginning (big hills for old cars), but finished with a thrill as some 90,000 people lined the streets on Carmel to welcome the cars. Finally, I want to say thank you to blog reader Pat & Nick for stopping by the Pierce-Arrow on Sunday to say hello - I hope your car club enjoys the photos.
The Concours itself was magical surrounds by amazing automobiles and many, many people. The interest in the early cars was fantastic and we spent a very enjoyable day talking to people about the Pierce-Arrow.
|1910 American Underslung Traveler from the Off Brothers Collection in Michigan. This car was just re-restored to its correct livery and placed first in class. (author's photo)|
|1915 Pierce-Arrow Model 48 Suburban at the Concours. This car was originally owned by Milton Hershey of chocolate fame and placed third in class. (author's photo)|
|Beautiful, freshly restored 1908 Daimler TC48 brought from Canada by the Longfield family. This car placed second in class (author's photo)|
|Bill Evans' (no relation) wonderful 1910 Fiat S61 racer at the Concours. This car was driven by Ralph DePalma at Savannah in period. (author's photo)|
|1911 Interstate Model 31-A from California on Thursday's tour. (author's photo)|
|Dad being interviewed about the Pierce-Arrow in Carmel. (author's photo)|