tables for writing, photography editing and
uploading. Food and drink materialized in
the morning and continued nonstop
through the evening until it closed. The of-
ficial photography vendor posted photos to
the website for professional use. They’re
still on Pebble’s website as of this writing,
and they are worth viewing. Temporary
parking was available at the building and
day parking at the Equestrian Center a
half mile up the hill. I shared cart rides up
the steep hill with golfers, some of whom
may have wondered what all the car stuff
was about. Not even the annual concours
will abbreviate a round at Pebble Beach.
The Pebble Beach Company and event
organizers treat members of the media
well. I couldn’t help being amazed that I
was sharing the press building with some
of the best automotive writers and photo
journalists in the world. Many languages
were spoken, many articles written, and
photos were transmitted to Europe, Japan,
Central and South America. I peeked at
images on laptops that put my poor effort
to shame, but I learned what is possible,
and it provided goals.
One memorable evening I dined with
an old friend, at “Fishwife” in Pacific
Grove. The place was his recommendation
and it proved to be a good one. Casual, rea-
sonable prices, great food; a great place.
Without a reservation be prepared to eat
at the bar.
In the 1990s, manufacturers placed
displays on the fairways above the Lodge.
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