MONTEREY MADNESS: SALES DOWN; EXHILARATION UP!

Here are Jim Palam’s top ten picks, just a fraction of the magnificent exotica that populated the Monterey Peninsula during Car Week.  1953 Ferrari 250MM Vignale Spider ‘Pebble Car’ on Ocean Avenue in Carmel. If you were among the many thousands of automobile enthusiasts zipping around the auctions, races, shows and events in the Monterey Peninsula this August, you may have been struck by this of many befuddlements: $49 hotel rooms renting for $549! Plus Lengthy hikes from your car to e...
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PEBBLE BEACH 2015: TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL!

Postwar Mercury Customs share Pebble Beach’s 18th fairway with the world’s finest classics, racecars and sports cars. More than half a century after Ken Gross watched the coolest guy at his high school drive down the street in his chopped ’51 Mercury, he put together the first-ever postwar class of Mercury Customs (Class R) to be shown at the Pebble Beach Concours last weekend. A Pebble Beach Selection Committee member as well as Chief Class Judge and automotive journalist, Gross has made it h...
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PEBBLE BEACH 2015: WHO WON WHAT!

The complete list of 2015 winners, including the Best Of Show.  BEST OF SHOW 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F. Ramseier & Cie Worblaufen Cabriolet 
Jim Patterson/The Patterson Collection, Louisville, Kentucky Best of Show Nominees 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kellner Torpedo Phaeton Doug Magee Jr., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupé Grant Kinzel, Calgary Alberta, Canada MOST...
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PEBBLE BEACH 2015: SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS!

Staged on the scenic fairway of the 18th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, the grand finale of the Monterey Classic Car Week - the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance - hosted 200 outstanding collector cars. After another scorching day at one of the most sunny Monterey Weeks of recent years, the Concours judges finally delivered their verdict on the coveted ‘Best of Show': the ‘24 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A owned by Jim Patterson of Louisville, Kentucky took the top award. This beautiful class...
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PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS: BEST OF THE BEST!

The best just keeps on getting better: 63rd Concours d’Elegance showcased 248 cars, including 48 from abroad, and ambiance second to none. Joseph and Margie Cassini III, West Orange, NJ took home Best of Show honors for their stunning ‘34 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria. The Packard, above, also participated in the Tour d'Elegance. The competition at the 63rd Concours included cars from 36 states and 12 countries, and raised $1,277,007 for charity. "This Packard is the e...
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WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE: JAGUAR JOINS THE PARTY!

Stuart Schorr blogs about he and Jaguar Design Director, Ian Callum’s plans for cruising Woodward in new F-TYPES. This weekend the infamous exhaust sounds of our all-new Jaguar F-TYPEs will add to the cacophony created by the 40,000 or so American classics, hot rods and muscle cars cruising Detroit’s Woodward Avenue for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise, blogs Stuart Schorr, Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, Jaguar Land Rover North America. If that isn’t a big enough surpr...
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ACURA NSX BREAKS COVER: PEBBLE BEACH!

The cover comes off the NSX Concept on August 18 at the Pebble Beach Concours. Acura ties the showing of its NSX Concept to the announcement of the Acura brand as an Official Sponsor of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.  “The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is more than one of the world’s preeminent exhibitions of luxury automobiles; it is a celebration of style and refinement that is the perfect showcase for the Acura NSX Concept,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice preside...
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JAGUAR LAND ROVER: HIGH PERFORMANCE @ PEBBLE!

Concepts, racecars, sports cars, and consumer drives of latest production vehicles, highlight its Pebble program. In addition to its full product line, Jaguar Land Rover will debut its Jaguar Project 7 concept car, above, its first showing in North America. The all-aluminum-bodied roadster, based on the ‘14 F-TYPE and featuring a Jaguar D-Type inspired fairing and a single-seat cockpit, was revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Land Rover will feature, for the first time at Pebble Beac...
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