This year we were again honored to be invited to participate in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance — the 15th consecutive year a car from the Herrington Collection has received this highly coveted honor. This year’s entry, our 1957 Ferrari 250GT Tour de France Berlinetta with one-off coachwork by Zagato of Milan, participated in a special class dedicated to honoring these rare and beautiful cars bodied by Zagato.
Eleven cars were in the Class, including those from Ferrari, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. After rigorous judging, our Ferrari was named 1st in Class and joined the other 28 class winners in the Winner’s Circle to receive further consideration for Best in Show. Ultimately, Bob Lee’s flamboyant 1937 Horch Cabriolet won Best in Show, continuing a Pebble Beach tradition of conferring that prestigious title on a Pre-War Classic. Once again it was a privilege to participate in the world’s most prestigious Concours with over 200 of the most beautiful automobiles ever made, shown by a passionate and dedicated group of owners.
This year’s award was the fourth Best in Class and tenth Class Award won by cars in the Herrington Collection at Pebble Beach. In deciding to share this experience with our customers, it occurred to me that the process of pursuing and acquiring rare and beautiful automobiles for the Herrington Collection is inseparable from what we do here at the Herrington Catalog. It is in fact an eye for exceptional design that guides product selection for the Catalog, the same appreciation for outstanding industrial design that has built one of the world’s foremost Ferrari collections. Let me know if you enjoy this brief commentary and scenes from Pebble Beach 2009 by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click above to view my personal photos from the show.