Maharaja cars to star at Pebble

| 22 Nov 2011

Next year’s Pebble Beach concours will honour the cars owned by Indian royalty while also celebrating the best of Fiat and Mercer.Organisers of the 62nd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance are already calling for entries to the 19 August event in California, with a 200-strong entry list set to be headed by cars owned by the Maharajas.Weird and wonderful Rolls-Royces are expected to dominate the special class but organisers are also hoping to have examples of Hispano-Suizas, Maybachs, Bugattis, Duesenbergs and Minervas.Pebble Beach will also devote a class to celebrating the AC Cobra’s 50th anniversary and another to honour the extravagant styling of coachbuilder Saoutchik.Other classes include American-built (or modified) one-offs in a 1930s-’50s Sports Customs class.“Selecting the best cars to compete in the Pebble Beach Concours is vital to our success,” said Pebble Beach chairperson Sandra Button.Entries close on 27 January. See: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Pebble for more.