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
2019 INDY 500: WHAT YOU NEED TO SEE AND DO!
Motorsports Maven Jim Donnelly’s quick and handy Indy 500 survival and 'to-see-and-do' guide for all you road warriors out there. Let’s say you’re making an oft-discussed, long-planned and much-anticipated journey out to Indianapolis for the first time this week, to take in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing on the most hallowed weekend in motorsport. Maybe you were already in town for the big Mecum auction that took place over the past weekend. The point here is there’s a ton to see, do, and eat ...Read More
MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2018, PT. I: THE HAMMER!
I came. I saw. I need a drink, blogs photojournalist Jim Palam, after spending five days of auto immersion on the Monterey Peninsula. There’s no doubt that if you’re a Car Guy you must experience this high-octane week of automotive achievement, competition, celebration and extravagance. But be forewarned: bring comfortable shoes, lots of money, plenty of energy and a lot of patience. If you’re lucky, you’ll make it through Day One with enthusiasm intact for Day Two. Welcome to MONTEREY CAR WEEK...Read More