It’s a new tradition at Pebble Beach, one that robs hundreds of fans of a good night’s sleep. At 6 am on the day of the famous concours, the cars being shown that day begin to enter the field. It’s dark and often cold and damp. None of this keeps hundreds from finding their way to the field’s entrance to watch the arrivals. Appropriately, this is called the Dawn Patrol.
Many years ago, Hagerty Insurance began providing coffee and donuts to add to the allure…then they added hats. Get there early and Hagerty will hand you a special Dawn Patrol hat. Not surprisingly, in a hobby where collecting is honored, you’ll find many attendees delighted to tell you about their collection of Dawn Patrol hats.