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WATCH LIVE BROADCAST – Pebble Beach Concours Welcomes Amanda Stretton As The New Masters of Ceremonies, August 20, 2023

August 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

A Classic Collector Car Winning and Award and people presenting the trophy

The 72nd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the anchor event during Monterey Car Week, is gearing up for its grand event and introducing Amanda Stretton as the new Master of Ceremonies. She steps into the role, succeeding Derek Hill who held the position for eight years prior.

UPDATE (August 20, 2023 7:56 PM  EST)

The Winner Of The 2023 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was just awarded to a European Classic Touring 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540k Special Roadster owned by Jim Patterson and the Patterson Collection from Louisville, Kentucky.

This is Jim Pattersons Third “Best of Show” win at The Pebble Beach Concours making him a triple crown winner. 

The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster is one of the most iconic and valuable pre-war cars in the world. Its blend of exquisite design, superior engineering, and luxurious details makes it a prime example of the pinnacle of automotive art from the era.

The 2023 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show went to this 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster. It is considered amoung car collectors as one of the most iconic and valuable pre-war cars in the world. Its blend of exquisite design, superior engineering, and luxurious details makes it a prime example of the pinnacle of automotive art from the era.


ABOUT THE Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster:

The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster is one of the most iconic and valuable pre-war cars in the world. Its blend of exquisite design, superior engineering, and luxurious details makes it a prime example of the pinnacle of automotive art from the era.

The 540K Special Roadster showcased the sheer elegance of 1930s design with its sweeping lines, elongated bonnet, and imposing grille. These cars are often considered to be among the most beautiful vehicles ever made.

Under the hood of the 540k is a 5.4-liter straight-eight engine. This was supercharged, delivering around 180 hp, which was a significant power output for the era. The “K” in its name denotes “Kompressor,” German for supercharger.

Inside, the 540K Special Roadster was equally impressive, boasting luxurious accommodations and finishes. Attention to detail was paramount, with high-quality materials used throughout.

How rare is this car you ask? Given the car’s price and the global economic conditions of the 1930s, only a limited number of 540K Special Roadsters were produced. This rarity has contributed to their desirability and value today.

Due to its rare combination of beauty, engineering, and limited production, the Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster often fetches multiple millions of dollars at auction. They are highly sought after by car collectors and museums worldwide.

The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster is an enduring symbol of Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to excellence, showcasing the very best of what the automotive world had to offer during its era. It remains a timeless masterpiece, celebrated by enthusiasts and collectors alike.




A: The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will be broadcast live streaming in the above video or on on August 20th at 1:15 PM PST

This year, Amanda will preside over the opening ceremonies of the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, California.

Amanda’s exceptional work at Goodwood, where she presented both the Festival of Speed and the Revival programs for ITV, speaks volumes about her expertise in the automotive world.

She’s poised to take the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to unprecedented heights, bringing her distinct insight into the realm of car collecting.

This year, the Concours will proudly display over 300 collector cars, with some venerable models dating back to 1886 and others showcasing the innovations of 2024.

The 2023 Pebble Beach Concours will feature an iconic collection of classic vehicles, from classic antique cars and pre-war brass-era vehicles to post-war automobiles and vintage American muscle cars. Additionally, visitors can expect to see contemporary models, exotic supercars, innovative concept cars, and the latest electric vehicles.

Key Details:

  • Date: Aug 20, 2023, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Location: The Lodge at Pebble Beach, 1700 17-Mile Drive
  • Highlights: Esteemed classic car show, the culmination of Monterey Car Week, and the flagship event of Pebble Beach Automotive Week.
  •  🎫 (Buy Tickets)


The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event takes place on the scenic 18th fairway (Above Photo) of the Pebble Beach Golf Links Gold Course and showcases +300 of the most exquisite, elegant, expensive, and rare automobiles in the world. Many of the cars are priced at over $20 million.

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Earning an award at the prestigious Pebble Beach show is no small feat. Every vehicle will be meticulously assessed for its historical authenticity, technical excellence, and visual charm. The crème de la crème in each category will be recognized and celebrated, receiving esteemed trophies for their standout presence and significance.

Pebble Beach History and Significance: Established in 1950, the event has since become a global benchmark for automobile Concours d’Elegance. Annually, collector cars compete for the coveted “Best of Show” title on the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Seasonsed experts meticulously judge these vehicles, drawing thousands car enthusiasts from all corners of the globe experience the car show.

Special Features: In addition to the historic car competition, the Concours introduces anticipated concept cars and new vehicle models into 2024. Over the years, the event has expanded to include car themed events and experiences such as the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex, Pebble Beach RetroAuto, and the Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum by Alliant Private Client.

2023 Featured Classes:
The event promises to highlight a carefully curated selection of featured marques, car classes and categories cars that are unique to this years show. The selected rare vehicles from featured classes will be prominently displayed and exhibited taking center stage for attendees to admire and appreciate.

The featured classes happens on Sunday, August 20 throughout the entire event. This year’s vehicle marques includes the Figoni Centennial, the legacy of Mercedes-Benz S/SS/SSK, the historic Vanderbilt Cup Era Race Cars, and the elegance of Pegaso.

Special Anniversaries

Special anniversaries will also be commemorated, including Porsche’s 75th, McLaren’s 60th, and Lamborghini’s 60th. Additionally, the event will spotlight Postwar Luxury Cars and the iconic American Dream Cars from the 1950s.

  • Figoni Centennial
  • Mercedes-Benz S, SS, SSK
  • Pegaso
  • Vanderbilt Cup Era Race Cars
  • Porsche 75th Anniversary
  • Lamborghini and McLaren 60th Anniversaries
  • Postwar Luxury
  • American Dream Cars of the 1950s *Note: Ticket prices will rise from August 1.

New Master of Ceremonies “Amanda Stretton”

Additionally, there will be a changing of the guard when British Race Car Driver & TV Broadcaster Amanda Stretton becomes the new Master of Ceremonies and takes over the microphone. For the past eight years Derek Hill has been Pebble Beach’s Master of Ceremonies.

“I’m proud to hand over the microphone to my good friend and partner in racing, Amanda Stretton,” Derek Hill says. “She’s a rockstar in the car industry and will be an amazing addition to our world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.”

Amanda Stretton

Amanda Stretton is the New Master of Ceremonies at the 2023 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance

Amanda stands as the UK’s foremost female broadcaster in motorsport, classic cars, and the automotive sector. Her deep passion and comprehensive knowledge of both modern and classic racing, coupled with her insights into the global car industry, have led her to host numerous international TV programs. Moreover, she has been the chosen brand ambassador for several of the world’s most elite car companies.

However, Amanda’s expertise extends beyond just presenting. Distinct from her contemporaries, she has actively competed in historic GT and Le Mans prototype races on globally renowned racetracks.

To date, she remains the only British female racer to clinch a victory in an international long-distance GT race. Additionally, as a prominent automotive journalist, Amanda is a frequent guest on TV morning shows, offering expert commentary and perspectives on the multifaceted automotive world. (Source:

Featured Pebble Beach Concours Events
In addition to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Show, this year’s week-long festivities will feature an array of exciting events. Attendees can look forward to the Car Tour d’Elegance along the scenic 17-Mile Drive, the RetroAuto Art Show, a live forum dedicated to classic cars,

The Concours Village Entertainment Center, the Motoring Classic 1,500-mile road trip, and the highly anticipated Pebble Beach Auction, presented by Gooding & Company. (View all of Pebble Beach Concours Events Here)

Food and Amenities:
Attendees can relish a variety of sandwiches, salads, and beverages at concession stands. An al fresco lunch is also available at the Café Seating & Picnic Area on the 17th Fairway.

Sunday Schedule:

  • Dawn: The field opens to car entrants (Public entry starts at 5:30 am with a Concours admission ticket)
  • 8:00 am: Judging begins
  • 10:30 am: The field opens to the public
  • 1:30 pm–5:00 pm: Awards presentation

Live Broadcast: The Torque Show will produce a live broadcast during the event, leveraging the latest live-streaming technology. The show will be aired live during the Concours d’Elegance on multiple social channels.

In 2022, the 71st annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance successfully raised over $2,800,000 in 2022. Since the first show in 1950, the event has raised over $35 million for various charities and causes.



(August 20th, 1:15 PM PST)


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August 20, 2023
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