1929 Mercedes Benz Wins 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Rolex Best of Show Award (Slideshow: Top 10 Highlights of Monterey Classic Car Week)


Pre-War-Era 1929 Mercedes Benz S Barker Tourer wins Rolex Best of Show at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

Pre-War-Era 1929 Mercedes Benz S Barker Tourer wins Rolex Best of Show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2017

Every year for more than half a century, some of the greatest motorsports events take place in Monterey, California. This past weekend was the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which started back in 1955 and is easily the most sophisticated and prestigious of all motorsports events. With Rolex as the Official Timepiece of Concours d’Elegance and the title sponsor of the Rolex Best of Show Award, the event – and the entire Monterey Classic Car Week – is the best blend of both cars and watches. With more than 200 automobiles in the running for the most important honor, it was a 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer that took the highest award. The owner. Bruce McGaw, of the pre-war-era car also received a coveted Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 with special engraving on the caseback.

According to McGaw, “You really do see the best of the best at Pebble Beach so when I looked at the field, I didn’t know how I could compete.”

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 watch with special engraving on case back was given to Rolex Best of Show winner at Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance 2017.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 watch with special engraving on case back was given to Rolex Best of Show winner at Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance 2017.

In addition to the amazing Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the weekend was chocked with other great events, including the incredibly exciting Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion races at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary. Below, we bring you a slide show of some of the weekend’s best highlights. (All photos courtesy of Rolex.)

This year's Rolex Monterety Motorsports Reunion celebrated the 60th anniversary of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Rolex Trophy and watch given to winners at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 2017

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Rolex is the Official Timepiece of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the most legendary tracks in America

Cars line up at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Tour d'Elegance

During the Tour d'Elegance, where Rolex is the official watch, cars drive the scenic coastline

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 watch with special engraving on case back was given to Rolex Best of Show winner at Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance 2017.

Pre-War-Era 1929 Mercedes Benz S Barker Tourer wins Rolex Best of Show at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

 


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