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Carmel Magazine, Summer/Fall 2017

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192 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 1 7 mation. We eliminate cars for a number of rea- sons, so when a car gets on that field, it is what it is purported to be. "It's an honor to be involved in the Concours and have some role in guiding folks to the best and most accurate conclusions," Bock says. MUSIC HATH CHARMS… While strolling the grounds, ogling the mind- boggling collection of cars, spectators are sere- naded by a soundtrack of live music performed by a group of top-flight local musicians. "I've been playing the Concours for about twenty years," says bandleader Scott Slaughter. "I consider it a lucky thing, but it's a long day. You always pray for good weather—we're out there for five hours." Slaughter is not a car guy, per se, but he does- n't really have time for sightseeing. "I wear a radio headset in one ear so I'm listening to the chatter, plus the emcee. I have to filter it all out until someone says, 'Scott, I need you to do this or that.'" All the while, he's listening to the band in the other ear. And playing keyboards. It's not a gig for the single-minded. The music Slaughter has compiled during his tenure spans roughly from the period between the 1920 and 1950s. "They want the music to be contemporary with the cars that are on display," he explains. Though he himself is a very busy man during Concours Sunday, his band has a different per- spective—and one of the best vantage points in the house. "The guys love that gig," he says. The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is Sunday, August 20. Tickets and more informa- tion are at Dolores btwn 5th & 6th (courtyard behind Gallerie Amsterdam) (831) 915‐5052 KATHY SHARPE Studio & Gallery The honor of Best of Show at Pebble is the pinnacle of accomplishment in many serious car collector's eyes.

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