People think you’re crazy to drive 1,600 miles in a vintage car. I think, if you have a suitable vehicle, you’re crazy if you don’t use it. Take your time, travel on scenic back roads and stay overnight in historic places. The 10-day, annual Pebble Beach Motoring Classic lets you do that and more—and it starts and ends with a party.Ken Gross in Autoweek
2017 MOTORING CLASSIC DETAILS
Monday, August 7, Motoring Classic gathers in Kirkland, Washington
Tuesday, August 8, Participants take to the road
Wednesday, August 16, Arrival at The Lodge at Pebble Beach
Kirkland, Washington to Pebble Beach, California
PARTICIPATION LIMITED TO CARS THAT APPLY AND ARE ACCEPTED.
The Pebble Beach Motoring Classic is the ultimate road trip for enthusiasts with automobiles that have more than a dash of elegance. The Motoring Classic, which is not to be confused with the Tour d'Elegance, begins near Seattle, Washington, and covers approximately 1,500 miles as it winds down through the mountains and along the coast of the Pacific Northwest on its way to the ultimate auto destination — the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The Motoring Classic participant package includes all meals and accommodations and entertainment en route, as well as attendance at select events normally reserved for Concours entrants and judges during the Pebble Beach Automotive Week. Some Motoring Classic participants go onto compete in the Concours itself if they have been accepted for that.
Quality and thoroughbred automobiles manufactured prior to 1968 are invited to participate in the Motoring Classic. An entry application is required. (Note: This is separate from any Concours entry application.) A maximum of 30 cars are accepted each year.
Nelly B. Otsu