Carbon-skinned RUF PORSCHE BERGMEISTER lightweight prototype broke cover today alongside the RUF SCR at the exclusive Quail Motorsports Gathering. RUF Automobile, manufacturer of exclusive and authentic high-performance sports cars, revealed two special vehicles at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering during Monterey Car Week. Project RBS, or “Bergmeister,” made its world debut alongside the naturally aspirated SCR, which is being seen for the first time in North America. The never-bef...Read More
Monterey car Week
MONTEREY: MCCALL MOTORWORKS REVIVAL!
When it comes to world-class eclectic events that showcase luxury lifestyle and power, nobody does it better than Molly and Gordon McCall. Mike Matune represented the CGC at the 28th annual extravaganza. The traditional opening of Monterey Car Week again this year was Molly & Gordon McCall’s MONTEREY: MCCALL MOTORWORKS REVIVAL! at the Monterey Jet Center. This event combines the best of aircraft, motorcycles and cars with world-class cuisine and mixology. Adding to the treats for all the sen...Read More
LOTUS EVIJA: PLUG-IN HYPERCAR!
Evija, the first all-electric British Hypercar and world’s most powerful series production road car, broke cover in Monterey last week. The all-new LOTUS EVIJA: PLUG-IN HYPERCAR! was revealed during the world-renowned Monterey Car Week, which drew to a close at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. It received plaudits from across the automotive world, including high profile collector Jay Leno, social media star Supercar Blondie and the Petersen Automotive Museum Checkered Flag 200, g...Read More
JAGUAR E-TYPE: LOW DRAG COUPE REDUX!
Stunning Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe, inspired by classic Jaguar racer 49FXN, debuted at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering following an eight-year build. Marco Diez today unveiled his re-imagined ‘63 Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe at The Quail during Monterey Car Week. Inspired by the legendary original E-Type Low Drag Coupe 49FXN, this JAGUAR E-TYPE: LOW DRAG COUPE REDUX! is known as project OWL226 because of its California registration, was designed by Diez. He painstakingly recreated the ori...Read More
SPEEDKORE: CARBON-FIBER ’70 CHARGER!
SpeedKore will show its all-carbon-fiber ‘70 Dodge Charger ‘EVOLUTION’, powered by a 966-horsepower Demon Hemi, at McCall’s Motorworks Revival. SpeedKore, the Grafton, WI company known for its carbon fiber vehicles and pre-preg carbon fiber body parts, will be displaying its one-of-one ‘70 Dodge Charger at McCall’s Motorworks Revival during Monterey Car Week. This full carbon classic features an almost 1,000 horsepower supercharged Dodge Demon 6.2L V8 mated to a Tremec 6060 6-speed transmis...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
SC1 VISION CONCEPT: GOOD KARMA!
Karma Automotive SC1 Vision plug-in electric Concept will debut at upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Southern California-based luxury electric automaker and high-tech incubator Karma Automotive today announced the North American debut of its SC1 VISION CONCEPT: GOOD KARMA! at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 18. Featuring the best of tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies and design, the SC1 Vision Concept’s next-generation technology, artful aesthetics, customized ...Read More
SINGER 911: DECADE OF PORSCHE PERFECTION!
Singer Vehicle Design returns to Monterey Car Week to celebrate a decade of milestones and successes that began with its first Porsche restoration, shown in Monterey, CA in 2009. After delivering more than 150 customer commissions worldwide, more than two-dozen owners will be sharing the local Monterey-area roads with their own custom 911 reimagined by Singer. Numerous displays for the brand will be present throughout the weekend. Ten years ago, in a corner of a small workshop in Sun Valley, C...Read More
HERB ADAMS: GRAY GHOST PONTIAC RIDES AGAIN!
Fans at the annual Pre-Reunion, held a week prior to the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, were given a real treat - the return to active competition of the Gray Ghost. Mike Matune was on the track for CarGuyChronicles. A team of moonlighting Pontiac engineers took Herb Adam’s wife Sandy’s ‘64 Pontiac Tempest and went racing in the 1971 SCCA Trans Am series. It’s back! Power comes from a 303 cubic-inch Pontiac V8 built by LJ Speed & Machine, making a...Read More