Ed Cashman was still in the U.S. Navy when he saved up to buy his first Ferrari: a ‘81 308 GTBi, purchased new from a North Carolina Ferrari dealer. A LOYAL FERRARI 308 GTBi OWNER, he still owns it! For 41 years, Cashman’s 308 has seen its share of admiration among car enthusiasts and won numerous regional and national car awards. It was displayed in 1994 at the Ferrari Club of America National meet in Monterey, winning Best in Class, and then invited to show on the 18th Green at the Pe...Read More
Pebble Beach Concours
AB JENKINS, MORMON METEORS & BONNEVILLE
The Selvedge Yard blog celebrates AB JENKINS, MORMON METEORS & BONNEVILLE racing. By the late-1920s and early-1930s, the formerly elusive 100-mph mark was old news. Magnificent short-wheelbase ‘32 Duesenburg SJ Speedsters with supercharged 320-horsepower, DOHC engines could top 120 mph. Factory racer and devout Mormon Ab Jenkins set a number of records at the Bonneville Salt Flats, averaging over 150 mph in a streamlined and supercharged Model J Dusey. In 1935 Jenkins returned to t...Read More
MERCEDES-BENZ: C111 ROTARY ICON!
Roue Watch designer Alex lervolino blogs about the MERCEDES-BENZ: C111 ROTARY ICON!, a gullwing masterpiece that started life as a laboratory car. Stuart Schorr, Vice-President Communications & Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover, with the C111 at Pebble Beach. In 1969, Mercedes-Benz surpassed all expectations revealing a super sports car well ahead of its time. With gullwing doors and a Wankel rotary engine the C111 was a research vehicle that quickly became the absolute dream car of the 1970s. ...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
UGUR SAHIN: ALFA ROMEO NIVOLA!
Designer Ugur Sahin introduces his latest design: Alfa Romeo Nivola. It's a modern interpretation of the legendary Alfa Romeo Stradale 33 designed by Franco Scaglione in 1967. Our design briefing was to carefully translate the original design into a modern interpretation, while incorporating an Alfa Romeo 4C the rolling chassis. This made it possible to convert a stock donor car into something exclusive, limited and timeless…. just like the beautiful original 33! Designer Ugur Sahin, left. A...Read More
CAR GUY NIRVANA: MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2017!
Jim Palam, our man on the West Coast, dug in to deliver a dozen delights from his five-day crusade to capture some of the gusto and glory of Monterey Madness. For the uninitiated it's simply overwhelming: An endless smorgasbord of mighty and majestic machines, fabulous fashion and sensory extravagance. It’s enticingly spread out along the Monterey Peninsula and yours to consume if your pockets are deep and your energy level high. When I wasn't thinking Monterey Car Week is a smorgasbord I was t...Read More