A creative visionary ahead of his time, JEAN BUGATTI, DREAM MERCHANT turns 114 and continues to inspire Bugatti Automobiles' team in Molsheim! Ettore Bugatti’s first son, Gianoberto Carlo Maria Bugatti, was born in Cologne, Germany, on January 15, 1909. In Molsheim, he became known as Jean, the French equivalent to “Gian”. Having grown up surrounded by a family of visionary artists, Jean benefited from an upbringing that would allow him to flourish as an automotive engineer. It quick...Read More
Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic
MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2022 – THE AUCTIONS
We asked our man Jim Palam to paddle his way through MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2022 – THE AUCTIONS in a bid to hammer-down a Car Guy Chronicles' Special Report. It is estimated that over 85,000 car enthusiasts made their way to California's beautiful Monterey Peninsula from destinations near and far to enjoy the pomp, pageantry and pizazz of Monterey Car Week. While Car Week events, rallies, races, lectures and auctions put a strain on the Peninsula's infrastructure and residents’ nerves, Monterey ...Read More
PEBBLE BEACH 2021: CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
CGC’s Jim Palam spiffs up for the 70th Anniversary of the premier venue for the best-of-the-best classics and specialty vehicles with new gear, classy cards, a black mask and a snazzy haircut. In the process, he coins a new word to describe MONTERREY 2021: PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE: Automotacular! There are a number of judged automobile events that capture the undivided attention of the automotive press and the pulsating hearts of automobile enthusiasts – and then, there is the prestigio...Read More
MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2018: THE QUAIL!
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is not your average 16-year-old. Yes, the swagger is there but it’s less arrogant, more confident. And if she exhibits any aggressive behavior it’s in the way she is determined to please all within her intoxicating embrace, blogs photojournalist Jim Palam. So how did I get so lucky to gather here in the manicured splendor of the Quail Lodge & Golf Course in Carmel, floating among the magnificent motorcars, bounteous buffets and beautiful people? Ah yes, I ...Read More