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Did you have a Countach poster on your wall? Pebble Beach had them on the show field

Concours expanding the range of vehicles to appeal to younger collectors’ interests

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The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance sometimes gets an unfair rap for not embracing younger collectors’ interests. That might have been true in the distant past, but in the last few years the concours committee has responded with special classes such as hot rods, motorcycles, a Japanese car display (on Hay Hill), and this year, the Lamborghini Countach.

The Countach class was most significant in that of all the cars built in the 1970s and ‘80s, when the Countach was the hero car for almost everyone who grew up in that era, with posters of this epic car decorating millions of teenager’s walls.

The class for these iconic cars offered everything that a fan of these cars could want, with the Countach represented by the earliest pre-production prototype to the very last Countach built, and with every model in between.

Countach, Did you have a Countach poster on your wall? Pebble Beach had them on the show field, ClassicCars.com Journal
1981 Lamborghini Coputach LP400S Series III Bertone Berlinetta
Countach, Did you have a Countach poster on your wall? Pebble Beach had them on the show field, ClassicCars.com Journal
1976 LP400 arrives at the concours
Countach, Did you have a Countach poster on your wall? Pebble Beach had them on the show field, ClassicCars.com Journal
1985 Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole
Countach, Did you have a Countach poster on your wall? Pebble Beach had them on the show field, ClassicCars.com Journal
1986 Countach QV Downdraft
Countach, Did you have a Countach poster on your wall? Pebble Beach had them on the show field, ClassicCars.com Journal

Lamborghini also used the Monterey Car Week and the 50th anniversary of its supercar to unveil a brand new version of the Countach. 

Kudos to Sandra Button and her concours team for its willingness to expand the range of vehicles on the show field. We can’t wait to see what surprises are in store for the 2022 event next summer.

Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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