Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2011 is just around the corner and starting on August 18, car aficionados from around the world will meet to celebrate the classiest, richest and most luxurious car event of the year.

Last year, the concourse gathered 255 cars and motorcycles, with an estimated 15,000 people in attendance and more than 650 volunteers helping with the logistics. Concourse d’Elegance Pebble Beach 2010 has also drawn cars from 33 different states and countries, including Asia, South America and Europe.

MINI, the Goodwood-based automaker, will put up an impressive display at Pebble. The MINI INSPIRED BY GOODWOOD will be on display for the first time in the US at the Peter Hay Display on 17-Mile Drive.

Revealed during the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, this vehicle is a limited production model (1,000 units worldwide) from the MINI Yours range of special edition vehicles, and includes authentic Rolls-Royce materials, colors and accessories. It will be sold in the US, and pricing for the US market will be announced in the near future.

Also on display will be the all-new MINI Coupe, the first two-seater in the brand’s lineup. This will be the first public display of the vehicle in the US, which goes on sale here October 1, 2011.