2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance raised a substantial amount of money

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Charity Donations Top $20 Million Mark.
Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance 2015-behind the scenes

Continuing a tradition that now extends 65 years, the top collector cars in the world made their way onto the show
field of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last Sunday. At the same time, the event raised a substantial amount of
money to help people in need.

At an appreciation reception at Pebble Beach Resorts, Pebble Beach Company CEO William L. Perocchi and Concours Chairman Sandra Button jointly announced that charitable donations raised since the Concours began now exceed $20 million – a milestone for the event that dates back to 1950.

Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance 2015

“I continue to be inspired by the generosity of the collector car community,” said Button. “Entrants bring their automotive treasures here to share with others, judges bring their expertise, sponsors often debut new cars and provide items for opportunity drawings—and, together, we are able to make a solid contribution to better the lives of others.”

This year’s event raised close to $2 million. Through its primary charitable partner, the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, grants are distributed to 100 local nonprofit educational programs impacting the lives of more than 10,000 children in Monterey County. Perocchi stressed that most of the charitable donations raised by the Concours are put to use in the local community, where the funds can help address issues like poverty, hunger, and literacy.

“It is easy to see the affluence of this area, but we cannot overlook the many needs in this county,” Perocchi said. “It’s because of the generosity of our donors and charity partners that we can significantly impact the lives of Monterey County residents. The money raised during this event, and in turn distributed to our community partners, helps those in need.”

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Pebble Beach Company Foundation was created in 1975 with a mission to provide youth with the building blocks of success, starting with literacy and education. In keeping with this focus, the Foundation also works with the Concours to oversee a scholarship program created to honor racing great Phil Hill
and encourage the next generation of automotive enthusiasts.

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Along with historic vehicles at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance the contest had the Concept Lawn where manufacturers bring vehicles that represent their latest and greatest in design and performance.

  • Complete List of 2015 Winners @ 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance:Best of Show

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A, owned by Jim Patterson

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F. Ramseier & Cie Worblaufen Cabriolet
Jim Patterson/The Patterson Collection, Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Best of Show Nominees

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kellner Torpedo Phaeton
Doug Magee Jr., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet
Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey.

1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupé
Grant Kinzel, Calgary Alberta, Canada.

  • Most Elegant Awards

J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car
1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Figoni & Falaschi Pillarless Berline
Don Williams, Danville, California

Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible
1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet
Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey

Most Elegant Open Car
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kellner Torpedo Phaeton
Doug Magee Jr., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
Jon Shirley, Medina, Washington.

1904 Duryea Four-Wheel Phaeton from Barry & Karen Meguiar