Jon & Mary Shirley and their 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta get a confetti shower after they won the Best of Show at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Autoblog has some nice pitures of the winner.
This isn’t the first time an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B has won Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 1988, John Mozart’s 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Spyder claimed the title.
The black 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Spyder at the right belongs to Sam & Emily Mann. They showed it at the 5th Annual Louis Vuitton Classic Car Show at Rockefeller Center in New York City in 2000.
Wikipedia has an entry on the Alfa Romeo 8C, with its various iterations through the 1930’s. About thirty 8C 2900Bs were built for road use and bodied by several Carrozzeria (coachbuilders). The Best of Show car’s body was done by Carrozzeria Touring of Milano.
In 2005, Christie’s International Motor Cars sold a nice 8C 2900 for $4,072,500 USD.
(Touring Berlinetta photo used by permission of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. All rights reserved. I took the piture of the 8C 2900B Touring Spyder my own self)
Every year, the Blackhawk Collection sets up their tents on the 9 hole Peter Hay course at Pebble Beach, during the week leading up to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Their auction wares are right out on the fairways.
I happen to ride my bike past the course this afternoon and this photograph shows a pretty typical gray summer day around here, mostly cloudy, with high temperatures around 60 F (15.5 C). If you’re lucky, it’ll be sunny.