In Memoriam: Jules Heumann

Jules Heumann, the co-chair of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for many years, died last week.

He was 93.

Heumann, one of the world’s great experts on Hispano-Suiza cars, joined forces with Lorin Tyron during the 1970s to revitalize the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance — and make it the best concours in the world.

Many car collectors believe Heumann and Tyron saved the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Heumann was co-chair of the concours from 1972 through 1998. He served as chairman in 1999. He then became Chairman Emeritus.

Heumann’s 1922 Hispano-Suiza H6B Labourdette Skiff/Torpedo won Best of Show at Pebble Beach in 1972.

Each year, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance presents the Jules Heumann Most Elegant Open Car Award to the most elegant open car in the concours.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance released a memoriam. Read it here.