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2014 Pebble Beach: Concours d'Elegance begins with Dawn Patrol
2014 Pebble Beach: Concours d'Elegance begins with Dawn Patrol

Long before dawn, the faithful came to gather in the darkness on the 18th green of the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links and wait for the arrival of the vintage automobiles that have come to compete in the Concours d'Elegance car show. On a cool, calm morning, dressed in dark blazers and baseball caps, the most fanatic of the collector-car crowd stood by the sea, having paid $250 for the privilege of drinking predawn coffee from paper cups and waiting on the storied course. Some had come as early as 4 a.m., the first of a crowd that would grow to 600 before the sun began to rise and the cars began to roll. When they did, it was to a burst of cheers, applause and flashbulbs,...

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