CGC’s Jim Palam ‘captures’ 20 gems from Monterey Car Week’s lauded treasure troves. How do you do it? How do you pick just twenty cars from two of the highest-profile Monterey Car Week events – the 69th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering – now in its 17th year? It’s a daunting task, much worse than selecting your favorite faux meat snack or all-time best action hero. But car guys do what they gotta do: MONTEREY MADNESS: PEBBLE & THE QUAIL! So I started b...Read More
PEBBLE BEACH: ’38 MERCEDES-BENZ 320!
Luxurious and sporty ’38 Mercedes-Benz 320 n combination coupe will be showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and driven on the Tour d’Elegance. Mercedes-Benz introduced the 78 horsepower Type 320 (W 142) in 1937. The comfortable and powerful six-cylinder model of the luxury class was built in two wheelbases and countless body variants - like the Type 290 (W 18) before it. They produced the shorter Type 320 n with a 113.4 inch wheelbase for two years, while the Type 320 with a 129.9 i...Read More
PEBBLE BEACH: ’32 MERCEDES-BENZ SSKL!
Pebble Beach Concours hosts the driving premiere of the reconstructed ’32 Mercedes-Benz SSKL streamlined racing car. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance celebrates a highlight in the “125 Years of Motorsport” anniversary milestone for Mercedes-Benz. For the first time, the reconstructed Mercedes-Benz SSKL streamlined racing car from 1932 will be driven on the road at the world-class classic car event on Thursday, August 15. It will join other outstanding classics participating in the Pebble Bea...Read More
2018 PEBBLE BEACH: CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE!
You could publish a lavish book about the cars displayed this year at Pebble Beach. Since we don’t have the space, here are some of the highlights from Mike & Maureen Matune, our shooters ‘on the green.’ Best of Show: David & Ginny Sydorick Beverly Hills, CA, Copyright Kimball Studios / Courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It was about sunrise when this photo was taken, hours before the Concours would officially open. As the cars are moving onto the show field, crowds are alre...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More