Jim Palam masks-up, packs his photographic gear in his Porsche, and restarts his relationship with live car events. The results: MONTECITO: CARS, COFFEE & CAMARADERIE! It didn't take too much of an arm-twist from my carguy friend Phil to motivate me to get up with the birds and drive down to tony Montecito to check out the reawakening of the Cars & Coffee gathering in the Upper Village. It had been a year since I covered any live car event for CarGuyChronicles and I had a strong...Read More
MOTORS, NOT MANSIONS: MONTECITO CLASSIC!
The 4th Annual Montecito Motor Classic on Sunday, September 27th, lived up to its promise and delivered a tantalizing display of vintage, classic, custom, sports and race vehicles, celebrities from the automotive world, a special salute to the Ferrari Dino, lots of sunshine and throngs of thrilled spectators. How do you get a hard-to-get BMW i8? You win one – like Tim Tremblay did – working hard for his financial services company clients. This revolutionary plug-in hybrid features twin-turb...Read More
MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC: CONCOURS FOR A CAUSE!
Our intrepid California ‘shooter’ Jim Palam brings us highlights of the Third Annual show that benefits the Santa Barbara Police Activities League. Bill Ceno's wicked ‘03 Ferrari Enzo has a young show-goer almost falling off his Gulf racing livery Nikes! John Yzurdiaga's customized, seldom-seen ‘41 Graham “Hollywood Supercharged” is menacing in Montecito. "Hammer's Slammer" is low for the show – another head-turner from Michael Hammer's impressive hot rod and custom collection. You're ...Read More
JESSE ALEXANDER: CAR GUY OF THE YEAR!
The Car Guy Chronicles celebrates legendary photographer Jesse Alexander, named ‘Car Guy of the Year.’ International motorsports photographer and celebrated car culture veteran Jesse Alexander has been named the 2014 “Car Guy of the Year” by a select group of automotive professionals, motorsports and collector-car enthusiasts. The announcement was made as part of Alexander’s overall recognition as this year’s honoree during the annual Montecito Motor Classic Gala and charity dinner held at t...Read More
RODS & CUSTOMS ON THE COAST: MONTECITO!
Some of the finest machines in the area came out to help raise money for a great cause. Our man on the Left Coast, Jim Palam, captures some of the highlights. This year’s Coast Village Classic Car Show attracted more than 150 head-turning show and go specialty cars and thousands of enthusiasts to the tony town of Montecito, CA this past weekend. They also celebrated the Corvette’s 60th anniversary. Show benefited Special Olympics of Santa Barbara. It’s Hammer Time! Michael Hamm...Read More