2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Best in Class


 Written by: Cam Ingram       |       Photography by: Brian Rozar


We are excited to announce that last Sunday, the 1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet that we restored for the Ingram Collection was awarded “Best in Class” honors at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This is our second “Best in Class” victory at Pebble Beach in a non-Porsche class. If you recall, our first win was with the 1950 Porsche Gmund 356 Coupe that we restored for Hans Peter Porsche back in 2011. 

Along with the “Best in Class” win, the Cabriolet had a successful 70 mile drive on the Pebble Tour Thursday morning. The intent of this tour is to demonstrate that the car can perform as well as it did back in 1952 – straight from the Porsche factory. Participating in the tour helped to set us apart from other cars within our class who did not participate, as well as allowed us to gain an extra point – which is sometimes crucial in the event of a tie breaker.

As Road Scholars celebrates this win, we want to personally thank all of our subscribers and fellow Porsche enthusiasts for the tremendous support over the years. Please enjoy the gallery from our week in Pebble Beach. Thank you!

Class O-1: Postwar Open
1st: 1952 Porsche 356 Reutter Cabriolet, Robert Ingram / The Ingram Collection, Durham, North Carolina
2nd: 1965 AC Cobra 427 Roadster, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Swanson, Boston, Massachusetts
3rd: 1951 Cisitalia 202 SC Vignale Cabriolet, Leo & Lisa Schigiel, Miami Beach, Florida

– Road Scholars Team


The start of the 70 mile Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance. Photo by Dave Eck

Saturday prep before the show.

Saturday prep before the show.

Danny Omasta switching out wheels.

On the lawn waiting for judging

Klaus Zellmer (CEO of Porsche NA) and Family showing support for the only Porsche on the lawn.

Rear angle of the Cabriolet on the lawn

Our good friend Magnus Walker showing his support.

Road Scholars family (Left to right: Tim Kuhn, Danny Omasta, Billy Woodruff, Cam Ingram , Jeanie Ingram, Bob Ingram)

Cam Ingram adding the Pebble Beach Tour ribbon on the cabriolet.

Cam Ingram and judges.

Cam going over the details of the cabriolet.

Bob, Cam and Jeanie posing before driving to winners row.

Driving to winners row.

Friends showing support on the way to winners row.

After accepting the award on the way to celebrate.

Cam’s face tells it all!

Bob opening the first bottle of champagne

Toast with team.

Team photo with the “Best in Class” award.

Celebrating the win with Jeanie and Cam.

Rob Dickinson (CEO of Singer) with Bob and Cam after the win.

The Pebble Beach 2017 First in Class award.

Winning in 2011 with the 1950 Gmund 356 Coupe (Bottom) Winning in 2017 with 1952 356 Cabriolet Pre-A (top)

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