All-star talent to host livestream during this year’s event on August 20 starting at 2 p.m. PST, with special guests in attendance
LOS ANGELES, CA – July 18, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and AUTOMOBILE announced details of this year’s livestream for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 20 at 2 p.m. PST. TEN: The Enthusiast Network returns for the third year as the Official Media Partner for the Concours and will broadcast the awards ceremony for free via its recently relaunched AUTOMOBILE brand accessible at Automobilemag.com, Motor Trend OnDemand, and on the Automobile magazine playlist within MOTOR TREND’s YouTube channel.
Michelin will return as a presenting sponsor of the livestream, while Mothers® and Alfa Romeo will be associate sponsors for the first time.
Each year on Concours Sunday, 200 of the most prized collector cars in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf—the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the pine and cypress forests of Pebble Beach, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has grown into the top-ranking collector car competition in the world. In tandem with the competition between extraordinary historic automobiles, the Concours is also host each year to some of the world’s most anticipated concept cars and new car debuts.
“The cars we host here are magnificent, and they deserve the broadest audience,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “That’s where our partnerships with TEN and AUTOMOBILE come in—they enable us to share these cars and this concours competition with people around the world. We’re grateful for their creative efforts and their technical expertise. We’re also thankful for the sponsors who support this livestream.”
TEN’s International Bureau Chief Angus MacKenzie, American motorsports announcer Bob Varsha, and British race car driver and veteran broadcaster Alain de Cadenet return, along with the editors of AUTOMOBILE and MOTOR TREND to again serve as hosts for the livestream. As happens each year, special guests are expected to add their expertise and commentary during the event.
The livestream will also include a preshow segment prior to the coveted awards, showcasing some of the most prized collector cars on earth. New for this year will be additional camera coverage from the awards show ramp, providing a truly unique perspective for each prized vehicle, while special guests and celebrities will make appearances throughout the broadcast to give commentary, insights, and expertise around the cars and event.
“We are truly excited to bring the most prized collectible automobiles in the world to auto enthusiasts in their home for the third year in a row,” says TEN CEO Scott Dickey. “Our livestream hosts provide a unique mix of expert commentary on these beautiful, historic cars that complement and enhance the viewership of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.”
Exclusive Concours d’Elegance coverage will be provided by AUTOMOBILE on its website throughout the week leading up to and during the event, with video aired there and on Motor Trend OnDemand and MOTOR TREND’s YouTube Channel. CBS Sports Network will also air a one-hour segment of Concours d’Elegance highlights on September 24, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST.
AUTOMOBILE, a brand of TEN: The Enthusiast Network, is America’s leading automotive lifestyle resource, with a total audience of more than 5.7 million across its print, online, and social channels. AUTOMOBILE is home to the annual All-Stars awards and is written for the sophisticated enthusiast. For three decades, AUTOMOBILE has set the standard for automotive journalism and maintains a devotion to offbeat adventures and an emphasis on #NoBoringCars.
AboutTEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 60 websites, 50 publications, 50 annual events, the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service, as well as the world’s largest automotive and action/adventure sports media platforms, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.
AboutPebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
First conducted in 1950, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® (www.pebblebeachconcours.net) has grown to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. Only the most beautiful and historic cars are invited to appear on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links®, and connoisseurs of art and style gather to admire these masterpieces. Charitable donations raised by Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® now total over $23 million. Related events include Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance® presented by Rolex, Pebble Beach RetroAuto™, Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum™ presented by AIG and TDC, and Pebble Beach® Auctions presented by Gooding & Company. Pebble Beach®, Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance®, Pebble Beach RetroAuto™, Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum™, and Pebble Beach® Automotive Week are trademarks, service marks and trade dress of Pebble Beach Company. All rights reserved.
About Pebble Beach Company
Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, Calif., owns and operates the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts®, including The Lodge at Pebble Beach™, The Inn at Spanish Bay™ and Casa Palmero®. The company also operates four renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Spyglass Hill® Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay™ and Del Monte™ Golf Course. Its other famed properties include scenic 17-Mile Drive®, The Spa at Pebble Beach™, Pebble Beach Golf Academy™ and Pebble Beach® Equestrian Center. It annually hosts premier events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational presented by DELL EMC, Pebble Beach Food & Wine and Pure Insurance Championship. Future site of the 2019 U.S. Open Championship, Pebble Beach Golf Links® has hosted five U.S. Opens, four U.S. Amateurs, one PGA Championship and numerous other tournaments. For reservations or more information please call (800) 654-9300 or visit www.pebblebeach.com.
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