Pebble Beach Showcases the Best of Mercedes-Benz

 This is a small sample of the pictures I took at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday August 21, We'll be featuring images from Legends of the Autobahn, Pebble Beach, and the Star Lounge, and other sights from Monterey as the major features of the November-December issue of The Star.

The White Knights -- Prewar Race Cars
Following are the class winners from the Mercedes, Benz, and M-B classes.
Class I-1 Celebrating 125 Years of Mercedes-Benz – Antique Era

1st 1914 Mercedes 115 HP Grand Prix
George F. Wingard, Eugene, Oregon
2nd 1922 Mercedes 28/95 HP Targa Florio
Arturo Keller, Petaluma, California
3rd 1911 Mercedes 50 HP Maythorn Five Passenger Tourer
B. Scott Isquick, Pepper Pike, Ohio
Class I-2 Celebrating 125 Years of Mercedes-Benz – Classic

1st 1928 Mercedes-Benz S Murphy Speedster
John W. Rich, Sr. & Jr., Pottsville, Pennsylvania

2nd 1929 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS Tourenwagen
Claus-Dieter Dressel, Bad Homburg V.D.H., Germany
3rd 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Erdmann & Rossi Cabriolet
Hermann Layher, Sinsheim, Germany
Class I-3 Mercedes-Benz 380K through 770K
1st 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
Richard & Melanie Lundquist, Palos Verdes Estates, California
2nd 1934 Mercedes-Benz 380K Zapon Roadster
Berthold Albrecht, Essen, Germany
3rd 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sports Tourer
William Parfet, Hickory Corners, Michigan
Class I-4 Mercedes-Benz Preservation

1st 1894 Benz Victoria Vis à Vis
Karl-Heinz Rehkopf, Einbeck, Germany

2nd 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
Frans van Haren & Roos van Os, Druten, The Netherlands
3rd 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 Presidential Landaulet
Stephen F. Brauer, St. Louis, Missouri
Class I-5 Mercedes-Benz Postwar
1st 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Michael Dever, Covington, Kentucky
2nd 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Cabriolet
Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills, California
3rd 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Frank & Beverly Spellman, Chevy Chase, Maryland

1915 Mercedes 28=60 HP with winter Tourer body
Owned by Penultimate Group, Westlake Village

The summer Torpedo Body for the same 1915 Mercedes 28-60, with panels mounted on a false chassis.

1911 Benz 200 HP "Blitzen Benz" in Burman livery
owned by William Evans, San Diego

The famous 300 SLR Roadster, number 722, in which Stirling Moss won the 1955 Mille Miglia

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