Pebble Beach Concours 2009 Silver Arrows and milestone pre-war MBs
On manicured greens and under typically foggy skies, the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance again dazzled visitors with glorious cars, elegant participants and special displays. 4.5 liter Bentleys were celebrated as was Sir Stirling Moss’ 80th birthday and an historic display of the golden age of Grand Prix racing cars lined the quay overlooking a placid Monterey Bay.
With a diverse and highly desirable global lineup of passenger cars and great successes in the competition arena over the last few years, one could argue Mercedes-Benz is certainly at the top of its game. We have to look back to the decade spanning 1929-1939 for a similar combination of class defining passenger cars and racing success. Pebble Beach 2009 allowed us to wander through the icons of that era with a spectacular group of Grand Prix “titans” on display and five glorious road cars.