As the official jewelry partner of the finest exhibition of show cars on Earth for the third year in a row, BVLGARI celebrated the rare and prized Bizzarrini automobiles from the 1960s. The Pebble Beach Concours competition drew 228 cars from 16 countries and 30 states. Marking Giotto Bizzarrini’s 90th birthday the Concours, with Bulgari’s support, dedicated a special class showcasing the work and creations of this man, engineer and creator of some of the most important cars in the history of motor racing.
The Bizzarrini Class R Award was presented by American comedian, actor and television host, Jay Leno to Padma & Jürgen M. Wilms, Düsseldorf, Germany for their 1969 American Motors AMX/3 Auto Costruzioni S.D. Coupe. Second and third place was presented by Daniel Paltridge, President, BVLGARI North America and Stéphane Gerschel, International Communications Director, BVLGARI Group. An active philanthropist, the Roman jeweler continued the festivities by donating jewelry to charitable causes dear to the Concours. Pieces donated include: BVLGARI BVLGARI necklace in pink gold and mother of pearl and a B.zero1 ring in pink, white and yellow gold. The Pebble Beach Company Foundation, primary charitable partner of the Concours, raised over $1.75 million benefitting over 80 local charities.