68th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is August 26

  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by Kimball Studios
  • posted on 08/2018
  • posted in: Noteworthy

OSCA – the “giant killer” – will be a featured class at the 68th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 26. Automobiles and motorcycles will be judged and awarded in 29 classes for historical accuracy, technical merit and style.

The world-destination event raises almost $2 million annually for local charities. To date, donations by Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® total more than $25 million.

The culmination of Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Automotive Week, the Concours will welcome thousands of enthusiasts to The Lodge at Pebble Beach™ and 200 of the world’s prized collector cars.


The event will showcase 15 cars from OSCA–Fratelli Maserati to tell the story of the Italian marque, which debuted in 1947. Seven years later, an OSCA MT4 1500 Spider won the 12 Hours of Sebring outright by five-plus laps. Owned by Briggs Cunningham and driven by Stirling Moss and Bill Lloyd, the classic racer is now in The Collier Collection at The Revs Institute in Naples, Florida, and exemplifies OSCA’s wining mix: lightweight, reliable, built to win.

The 1949 OSCA MT4 Siluro — the second OSCA created — is the earliest of the marque at this year’s Concours. Another OSCA is a 1952 MT4 MM Spider. With an Ernesto Maserati-designed Mille Miglia body, this spider was the first OSCA on the West Coast and is the last surviving Mille Miglia–bodied MT4 and the only MT4 in existence with grill-mounted headlights.

Another featured class will be Postwar Custom Citroën, to be represented by a 1966 DS 21 Chapron Le Léman Coupé, one of roughly 130 Chapron Coupés produced and a star at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show.


Additional highlights this year are Motor Cars of the Raj; Rollston Coachwork; Tucker; Vintage-Era Sporting Cars; and Eisenhower Era Dream Convertibles, including superlative examples from Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Buick.

Other motoring events associated with the Pebble Beach Concours include the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic, a 1,500-mile trip from Kirkland, Washington, to the Lodge at Pebble Beach, August 13–22.

The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex, Thursday, August 23, traces sections of 17-Mile Drive and travels along historic Highway 1, with a stop in Carmel-by-the-Sea.


And, the 12th Pebble Beach RetroAuto, at The Inn at Spanish Bay ballrooms in Pebble Beach, is August 23–25, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., featuring a curated collection of collectibles and automobilia as well as the latest luxury goods and technological tools.

This year’s Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum at the Inn at Spanish Bay has scheduled car personalities such as Jay Leno, Donald Osborne, Jerry Seinfeld, Spike Feresten and Michael Strahan.

The complete schedule and registration forms for the 2018 Forum, presented by AIG and BridgePoint, are available on pbclassiccarforum.com. For more information on tickets and schedules for the Concours, see pebblebeachconcours.net or email info@pebblebeachconcours.net.