On Friday of Classic Car week my husband and I decided to drive over to Pebble Beach and check out the area where the Concours would be held on Sunday. For the entrance fee of $9.75 we were treated to quite the afternoon. Parking off Forest Lake Road and Portola Road was free, from this location it was an easy walk through all the exhibits.
(Numbers correspond to the Zeemap below)
to the (2)Pebble BeachRetroAuto (free).It is a huge tent that contains “the very finest auto accouterments,” things way out of our price range but interesting to look at. Our favorite the “vintage” gas pumps and soda pop ice boxes.
Apparently the first motorcycles looked a lot more like my electric bike. Indian began manufacturing the above model in 1901.
In 1932 the Speed-O-Byke was made famous by Spanky in the Little Rascals. The one shown above is apparently the only one still in existence. You can own this part of history for $8,500.
Well it must have been our lucky day because we were handed two blue bracelets and told to have the time of our lives. Which we did.
Leaving the action to the experts we walked across the (5) Peter Hay Golf Course where there were a number of manufacturers displays. At the entrance to the course is Richard McDonald’s “Momentum“ sculpted in 2000 to commemorate the 100th U.S. Open Golf Championship at Pebble Beach.
Pass another sculpture by Richard McDonald, this one a bust of the founder of Pebble Beach, Samuel Morse.
As a side note, Richard McDonald has been commissioned to do quite a few pieces of art around the peninsula. More of his work can be viewed at Dawson Cole Studio in Carmel on the corner of Lincoln and Sixth.
and walk to the window overlooking the 18th hole. Here the (8) stage for the Concours is being made ready for Sunday. Way way way in the distance on the horizon are two large yachts.
The fog bank is ready to roll in. There might just be time for a warm drink on the veranda before returning to our car.
After Mass Saturday evening, we went to our favorite Beagle friendly restaurant, Robata Sushi Grill in the Barnyard. Just when we thought the week was over. What do we find? Ferrari’s everywhere. Apparently red is the color of choice. I have seen many red cars this week. But I still need to check a few primary and secondary colors off my list.
Until next year.:)
Classic Car Week On A Budget Part I
Classic Car Week On A Budget Part II
Art by Patricia Sedlak available at Tea Rose Collection Carmel-by-the-Sea
Photos – L. A. Momboisse – http://www.carmelbytheseaca.blogspot.com