Northern California has pretty much the best environment in the world for preserving, preparing, and running classic race cars. Check out the cars that NorCal’s top vintage event of the year, the Monterey Motorsports Reunion held at Laguna Seca, and you’ll see what I mean.
Absolutely insane, transverse mounted transmission with a boat motor connected by chain to the rears. No suspension. All balls.
A '50s Vette racing a 250 GTO. The Corvette is winning.
Welcome to Pebble Beach (aka Monterey Car Week), the time of the year when exotic cars both old and new descend on a small ocean town and fill the air with the stench of opulence and the glorious burble of engines. Here's how you can follow along.
I'm not what you'd call a "concours guy." Don't get me wrong, I love seeing all the incredible cars that are on hand at each show this week. But seeing a car sitting on a golf course just doesn't "do it" for me. I need to see them moving.
The Pebble Beach weekend brings out some of the most valuable cars in the world and, inevitably, someone stuffs one. Seen here is a crunch-and-munched Shelby Daytona Coupe, chassis #2286, one of the five Cobra Daytonas to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
As soon as you arrive at the Monterey Historics and park your car, something becomes very clear: this isn't your typical bunch of parked cars! More late-model Porsches, Ferraris, and Corvettes than you can shake a briefcase full of nonsequentially-numbered $20 bills at, of course, but also dozens of funky old imports…
I've always loved photographing car emblems and hood ornaments, and what better place to do so than a huge racetrack complex full of priceless vintage racing machinery?
We saw a whole bunch of engine shots from the '07 Monterey Historics, so let's make it a tradition and check out some of the vintage go-fast hardware that roared into Steinbeck country this weekend. You get a pretty interesting mix of engines at this event, with exposed-valvetrain mills in horseless carriages, big…
The temperature is a perfect 66 degrees, there's a soundtrack of wailing engines, and you can't walk 20 yards without encountering some legendary race car. Yes, it's the 2008 Monterey Historics, where I spent all day yesterday poking my camera into engine compartments and trying (in vain) to find a booth selling Deep…