2022 tour
5 Star Fully Escorted
Self Drive 13 Day Tour
BENZINA MAGAZINE is excited to announce our first exclusive tour. ! In
conjunction with Classic Driving Tours to the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours
d’Elegance in Monterey California.
!This exclusive tour is limited to 20 vehicles, please ensure you book early to
avoid disappointment. The Benzina Magazine Pebble Beach Tour will be an
unforgettable experience shared with a group of motoring enthusiasts from
around the world.!
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The 13 day fully escorted self drive itinerary takes
us from Los Angeles through the Southern
California wine country to Napa Valley then on to
Monterey for Speed Week, Concorso Italiano! and
the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. ! You must
be a Benzina Magazine Subscriber to participate in
this exclusive tour.
You will stay in Four Star accommodation and
your travel companions are like minded people
with an interest in classic motoring and relaxed
touring. You can depart and arrive from your hotel
each day in your own luxury car and in your own
time as every day’s itinerary is plotted on our GPS
units that will lead you through the days
attractions and finally to your hotel each evening.
Day 1 Los Angeles
Day 2 Los Olivos - Welcome Dinner
Day 3 San Jose - Winchester House
Day 4 Bodega Bay - Marshall Store
Day 5 Napa - Castello di Amorosa
Day 6 Napa - Napa Wine Train
Day 7 Monterey - Blackhawk Collection
Day 8 Monterey - Speed Week Auctions
Day 9 Monterey - Concours Italiano
Day 10 Monterey - Pebble Beach Concours
Day 11 Oxnard - Highway One
Day 12 Pasadena - Mullin & Nethercutt Collections
Day 13 Los Angeles - Petersen Museum
Club Elegance VIP Entry to The Pebble Beach
Concours d’Elegance
Concorso Italiano 2022 VIP Membership
Blackhawk Automotive Museum
The Mullin Automotive Museum
The Nethercutt Collection Private Tour
Legends of The Autobahn
The Petersen Museum"
los angeles
Our tour starts today with your arrival into
Los Angeles.
If arriving by air take the shuttle from LAX
direct to the Marriott Hotel and spend the
day relaxing after your flight.
Check in with your tour escorts upon arrival
and later join them for an informal evening
to meet your fellow travellers.
A shorter day today but a little traffic as
we cross the Golden Gate Bridge before
turning towards the coast for the
oceanside run up to Bodega Bay.
We drive through the Mt Tamalpais
State Park to Muir Beach then follow
Highway 1 north to our lunch stop at
the Hog Bay Oyster Farm (weather
permitting) where you can shuck your
own or order from the menu. For
Alfred Hitchcock fans, take a short
detour to visit the site of the filming of
"The Birds" and see the
home and church sans crows.
After lunch it’s just 30 minutes to the
luxurious Bodega Bay Lodge and dinner
in a private room overlooking the
san jose
The longest day day of the tour today as we
follow the 101 north to San Jose. We’ll
have a lunch stop at Paso Robles and reach
San Jose mid afternoon where our hotel is
located in the heart of the shopping and
dining district.
Dinner tonight is your choice
This morning we head away from the
coast to Napa Valley for the next two
It’s a short run back across the
mountains for lunch at an Italian
Restaurant at Calistoga then off to
Castello di Amorosa for a taste of Napa’s
The winery is housed in a recreated
“Tuscan” Castle that is well worth
exploring before a tasting in the cellars.
Leave at your leisure and it’s just 30
minutes to our hotel for the next two
nights, the Hyatt Andaz at Napa.
Dinner tonight is your choice.
DAY 6 Wednesday AUGUST 17TH
Mid morning we board the Napa Valley
Wine Train for the three-hour, thirty-six
mile journey from the historic town of
Napa, through one of the world's most
well known wine valleys to the quaint
village of St. Helena, and back.
We’ll enjoy a freshly prepared lunch and
a glass or two of the local product inside
the fully restored 1952 Vista Dome car.
The train begins its journey at the
McKinstry Street Station in Napa then
travels north to St. Helena, where the
locomotive disconnects from the north
facing side of the Train and reconnects to
the south side in preparation for the
return journey.
The tracks run through the heart of the
world famous wine region and stops at
different wineries en-route. Dinner
tonight is included at Bistro Giovani,
local restaurant consistently rated as one
of the Bay Area’s top restaurants.
DAY 8 friday AUGUST 19TH
Today is a free day to explore the events
around Monterey and region. ! Nearby is
Carmel-by-the-Sea home to an eclectic range
of restaurants and shops and a drive down 17
Mile Drive is not to be missed. ! ! Options
today include Mecum Auctions in Monterey,
RetroAuto, Exotics on Cannery Row and The
Rolex Monterey at Laguna Seca (tickets
extra).! !If you prefer to remain with the
group, we will be leading a drive through the
local area to Legends of the Autobahn and
arriving back in Monterey mid afternoon.
DAY 7 thursday AUGUST 18TH
On the way to Monterey we take an East Bay
route to!Danville, an upmarket community
west of San Francisco to visit the Blackhawk
Museum where over 100 years of automotive
genius and design excellence is gathered
together in a collection of over 50 vehicles
ranging from vintage and luxury cars from
Italy, France, England and the United States
representing an exciting period of history.
The museum also houses “The Spirit of the
Old West” exhibit! tracing the history of the
United States and is regarded as the most
significant collection outside the Smithsonian
Institute in Washington. !
DAY 8 saturday august 20th
CONCORSO ITALIANO is the world’s largest luxury and exotic Italian Car show.! This is truly a multi-
faceted luxury lifestyle event celebrating all things Italian; fashion, food, wine, art, and products. !
Famous for the diverse and significant collection of exhibited Italian cars with as many as 1,000
Italian & exotic automobiles and Italian motorcycles.! Start the day off as you get a sneak peak of the
gorgeous cars, all while you enjoy a freshly made hot breakfast, prepared for you by Gino’s Fine
Italian Restaurant. The CI Club offers the best VIP experience possible; from VIP parking to all day
access to CI Club. Enjoy the!premium Esser wine selection, or perhaps a Signature cocktail, by
Carbonadi as you dine on a tantalising authentic Italian prepared by Gino’s Fine Italian Restaurant!
Today features what, for many fans, is the highlight of the tour.
People from all over the globe come to compete or simply enjoy the event here at Pebble
Beach on the third Sunday in August. 200 of the most prized collector cars and
motorcycles in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf —
the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach.
Parking is not allowed close to the event, however our Club d’Elegance tickets provide
for access to the Vip parking area where there is a shuttle to take us to the club for
Your Club d'Elegance Tickets include VIP patron badge, VIP parking, shuttle service to and
from the Concours, a full breakfast, an elegant buffet luncheon, a signed poster and other
commemorative gifts.
Club d’Elegance is next to the Gooding & Company Tent and is within easy walking distance or
a short shuttle ride away from the 18th fairway.
The automobile and manufacturer displays are also nearby.
At your leisure, return to the hotel and dinner this evening is your choice.
DAY 11 MONDAY august 22nd
mandalay bay
We follow Highway 1 South hugging the coast for
an exhilarating driving experience.
There are great opportunities to stop for lunch or
coffee on this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile
(198-kilometer) route that takes us south along
the coast to our beachfront hotel at Mandalay Bay
near Oxnard where there is a drinks reception in
the hotel from 5.30 until 7:00.
En route is Hearst Castle which is well worth the
visit and if you have time State Street and Stearns
Wharf at Santa Barbara are just a short detour
off the route. Dinner tonight is your choice.
DAY 13 Wednesday august 24th
los angeles
After breakfast this morning it’s time to bid
farewell to newfound friends, continue touring or
head home.
The cars need to be returned to the Marriott Hotel
at LAX who provide a shuttle to the airport,
however if you can manage one more car
collection The Petersen Collection in downtown
LA with its streetscape dioramas, and rotating
exhibit spaces comprises over 300,000 square feet
with a recent multi million dollar refurbishment is
on the way.
It’s also a great opportunity for lunch, some last
minute shopping on Wilshire Boulevard and the
Museum of Art and the La Brea Tar Pits are just
across the road.
DAY 12 TUEsDAY august 23rd
We start the day with a private tour of the Mullin
Automotive Museum.
The core of the collection includes 140
masterpieces of French coachwork and
craftsmanship by such famous names as Bugatti,
Delage, Delahaye and Voisin. Also on display is
the “Lady of The Lake”, the Bugatti rescued from a
Swiss Lake after being interred since the beginning
of WW11 and preserved in a glass case in the same
condition as it was recovered. There is also an
outstanding collection of art and furniture created
by Ettorre Bugatti.
A private tour of the Nethercutt Collection follows
featuring over 250 automobiles dating from 1898
to 1997. Occupying two large buildings,on view are
various Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
winners and cars once owned by movie stars,
royalty and other notable personalities. Behind the
museum in a specially prepared area are a fully
restored steam locomotive and Pullman car
custom built for the daughter on pioneer “lucky”
Our Hotel for tonight is the Langham Huntington,
also the venue for our Farewell Dinner.
12 Nights accommodation in Luxury 5 Star hotels
12 Days Luxury Car Hire - Options available
4 Dinners including Welcome and Farewell dinners
Full breakfast every day
Club Elegance VIP Entry to The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Concorso Italiano 2022 VIP Membership
Legends of The Autobahn
Napa Valley Wine Train with Vista Dome lunch
Castello di Amorosa
Blackhawk Automotive Museum
The Mullin Automotive Museum
The Nethercutt Collection
Catalogue entry to Gooding & Co Auctions
Comprehensive Road Book with Daily Route Notes
GPS Navigator with Full Route Planning
Classic Driving Tours Travel Pack
Standard cars for the tour are BMW 5 Series, Infiniti Q50, Dodge Challenger (or similar) or
choose from a range of SUV or exotics at additional cost
Welcome Dinner at the Award Winning Bear & Star at Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Concorso Italiano VIP Membership Breakfast & Lunch
Buffet Breakfast and Luncheon at Club D’Elegance Pebble Beach
Private Dinner at the Bodega Bay Lodge
Grand Farewell Dinner at the Langham Huntington Pasadena
US$ 9,995 per person twin share
Per Person based on two sharing a room and car hire.
A non-refundable deposit of US$1,000 or A$1,500 or £500 per person is required to be sent with the
Booking Form and received by us in clear funds to secure your booking. The balance owing for the Tour is
due and payable four months prior to tour departure, however you may remit payment of the tour prior to this
date. All tour prices (Tour Prices) are as noted based on the exchange rate for the US Dollar and UK
Pound applicable on the 15th of March 2021, include GST, and are subject to change and availability. Price
increases may occur by reason of matters outside our control, which include, but are not limited to, adverse
currency fluctuations, variations in international shipping and transportation costs, fuel surcharges and other
taxes, fees or charges. Please see the Classic Driving Tours Purchase Terms & Conditions for more
Return airfares to USA and airport transfers
Cost of meals and drinks and entry to places of interest other than those specifically
included in the final itinerary
Personal expenses
Fuel and Tolls
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