We asked our man Jim Palam to paddle his way through MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2022 – THE AUCTIONS in a bid to hammer-down a Car Guy Chronicles' Special Report. It is estimated that over 85,000 car enthusiasts made their way to California's beautiful Monterey Peninsula from destinations near and far to enjoy the pomp, pageantry and pizazz of Monterey Car Week. While Car Week events, rallies, races, lectures and auctions put a strain on the Peninsula's infrastructure and residents’ nerves, Monterey ...Read More
MONTEREY CAR WEEK AUCTIONS
MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2022 – CONCORSO ITALIANO!
Sizzlin' Supercars and Smokin' Sigaros ignite the show fields in Seaside! Our man Jim Palam breathed it all in to serve-up this tasty Special Report on MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2022 – CONCORSO ITALIANO! Che giornata fantastica! You know you're about to experience a fantastic day when spread-out before you on the manicured fairways of the Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, CA is an armada of Italian automotive excellence, achievement and bravado. Italy was the birthplace of the...Read More
MONTEREY CAR WEEK: LET’S RACE.
Legends of Le Mans grab the spotlight at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Our Jim Palam was trackside and brings us highlights of MONTEREY CAR WEEK: LET’S RACE. There's no doubt about it – it's an addiction that overrides the allure of champagne parties on velvet lawns, pageants of coach-building luxury, or hobnobs with motoring's fast and famous. It's estimated that more than 15 million speed junkies attend U.S. motorsports events annually, and I just couldn't wait to get to Rolex Monterey...Read More
RUF PORSCHE BERGMEISTER
Carbon-skinned RUF PORSCHE BERGMEISTER lightweight prototype broke cover today alongside the RUF SCR at the exclusive Quail Motorsports Gathering. RUF Automobile, manufacturer of exclusive and authentic high-performance sports cars, revealed two special vehicles at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering during Monterey Car Week. Project RBS, or “Bergmeister,” made its world debut alongside the naturally aspirated SCR, which is being seen for the first time in North America. The never-bef...Read More
MOTORLUX @ MONTEREY CAR WEEK
Introducing Motorlux @ MONTEREY CAR WEEK, a reimagined event that builds on McCall’s Motorworks Revival’s Monterey Jet Center legacy. Hagerty’s Motorlux is a fresh take on Monterey Car Week’s kick-off party which builds on the foundation of McCall’s Motorworks Revival. Returning to the Monterey Jet Center on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, Motorlux remains faithful to its elegant entertaining roots while creating elevated and artfully curated experiences that celebrate automotive, aviation and ...Read More
PEBBLE BEACH 2021: CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
CGC’s Jim Palam spiffs up for the 70th Anniversary of the premier venue for the best-of-the-best classics and specialty vehicles with new gear, classy cards, a black mask and a snazzy haircut. In the process, he coins a new word to describe MONTERREY 2021: PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE: Automotacular! There are a number of judged automobile events that capture the undivided attention of the automotive press and the pulsating hearts of automobile enthusiasts – and then, there is the prestigio...Read More
MONTEREY MADNESS: AUCTION ACTION!
CGC's Jim Palam raises his camera – not paddle - at RM Sothebys, Gooding & Company & Mecum and grabs twenty standouts. By now you’ve heard the reports: 2019 Monterey Car Week auction results were soft. Not Charmin soft or Pillsbury Doughboy soft, but financially soft – like my timeworn leather wallet. Other analysts described the results as depressed. Not a depression like Shelly’s Frankenstein monster struggled with, or depressed like the seat of a plastic-webbed lawn chair. No, depress...Read More