The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: an annual event where millionaires scowl at each other’s Bugattis on a golf course, and automotive writers put on teal pants to hang out with them for a day. It’s all quite absurd. But! The cars are very good. Here are some of them.
Only nine 1997 McLaren F1 GTR LT “Longtails” ever existed, and this one still works for a living. Coming off the track to a different kind of competition on the Concours car show lawn involved the most intense detail job I’ve ever heard of. Watch close, you’ll learn a lot!
The Monterey Motorsports Reunion had some amazing machinery. Take, for example, this onboard of a 1969 Porsche 917K. Listen to it. Listen to it now.
This year’s big winner at Pebble Beach was a 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet. And while it’s certainly a pretty car, I didn’t get what made that car so much better than all the rest. I mean, just to get into Pebble it needs to be a great car, right? So what’s so great about this one? I decided to ask a real…
The Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance is filled with pricey cars, celebrities, and hats. Especially the hats. So many hats. I’ve ranked them from worst to best for your enjoyment.
FACT: Vintage racing is the very best thing about Monterey Car Week. You could hang out with a bunch of scowling millionaires ogling Delahayes parked a golf course, or you could go to Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca and see and hear tons of old-school race cars being driven in anger. Let’s do that now, shall we?
The Monterey Car Week auctions are where the beautiful members of the landed gentry go to blow obscene amounts of money on cars, and at yesterday’s RM Sotheby’s auction, one of them took Cobramania to new heights. This 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra known as the CSX 2000 just commanded $13.75 million at auction. Here’s why.
This week, California will host some of the most incredible cars you can think of—or, not think of, if you lose your mind while there. We’ve heard it’s a thing. There are plenty of events to come, but one of the most extravagant already went down. If you couldn’t lose your mind in person, these photos can help.
BMW’s eighth homage concept car was the “2002 Hommage,” which we almost forgot about when it debuted in May. It looks like a modern BMW 2002, which would be great, but clad in disjointed body armor, which isn’t so great. Now it’s back, it’s orange, and it’s called the ‘Turbomeister.’
The lily white (yet absurdly tan) communities of the Monterey peninsula open their doors to automotive enthusiasts this week, but most of them are keeping the gates manned by guards. Here’s how to buy, cheat, lie, and connive your way into all the events you want to go.
This is Letters to Doug, your favorite weekly column wherein you write letters and I answer them with some tremendously exciting, interesting prose, except last week, when I was instead looking for moose in Subaru country.
I attended Monterey Car Week for the first time this year, and I must say it was absolutely amazing. I’ve put together a collection of some of the highlights this year. One thing missing from this gallery are the Pebble Beach cars, as I was late to see the tour on 17 Mile Drive and didn’t take any pictures when they…
Each year Monterey County is host to one of the most valuable automotive auctions in the market, with visitors from around the world funneling into a small beach in California to spend way too much money on the cars of their dreams. How much money? Damn near $400 million worth of cars!
The CarStories Podcast and Petersen Automotive Museum took their annual week-long road trip up the coast for the 2015 Monterey Car Week. While up there, the Petersen debuted upcoming exhibits, won the “French Cup” for its 1939 Bugatti Type 57C and interviewed many celebrities, race car drives, automotive executives…
Every year 200 of the most coveted collector cars in the world embark onto the eighteenth hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is home to one of, if not, the most competitive events in the automotive world. After a year long restoration, the Petersen Automotive Museum’s 1939 Bugatti…
Ahh, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance: America's finest annual automotive event held under a constant stream of light mist. Oh, sure, I know the Amelia Island Concours is an excellent event with wonderful vehicles. But nothing can quite top Pebble Beach if you're discussing, for instance, overall umbrella usage.
Monterey Car Week is one of the most exciting weeks on the American automotive calendar every year, and this year we at Speed:Sport:Life decided to take a run at covering the prestigious events of the week. Jalopnik generously agreed to let us tag along with their trip, and here's what happened.