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.
What happens when you go carspotting during Pebble Beach weekend? Well, sometimes you randomly bump into the man who designed the legendary Ford GT, with his car parked right on the street.
There are two kinds of oversteer: there’s the kind that’s fun and there’s the kind that signals Code Brown.
I know our Raphael Orlove loves cars. I know they affect him in ways even I sometimes struggle to understand. So when I sent him to The Quail – a place where you’ll see four Ferrari F50s just hanging out – I knew he’d react. I just didn’t expect this to happen.
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.
It’s fascinating the way our memories work. We have the capacity to cling onto memories that have long been retired into the depths of our minds, thoughts from our youth that we treasure but now lay dormant in our subconscious. They could be insignificant, sure, but somehow we would always identify strongly with them.…
I’d somehow gone all my life without realizing Mercedes built a rally car out of the R107 Mercedes SL, so when I bumped into one at the Legends of the Autobahn event in Pebble Beach I nearly lost my mind. Rally 500 SL! RALLY 500 SL!
The events during Monterey Car Week embody what I consider to be the best and worst of car culture.
Sadly, not everyone in the automotive community gets to experience a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in their lifetime and see hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cars parked on a golf course. We went there and shot this video so you didn’t have to buy passes, get a hotel, rent a car, and drink 100-year-old…
Think the only way to come away with a trophy at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is with a fat stack of money and your best spats on? Guess again.
The Monterey Peninsula is full of golf courses, which is why it’s the perfect place to have a car show like The Legends of the Autobahn. Kick out the golfers. Add vintage BMWs, Benzes, and Audis. Call it a day.
You want every picture we’ve got from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance? You want every curve, every detail, every achingly gorgeous car from every perfect era? Fine. Have it your way. Here are 90 (ninety!) photos of absolute motoring magnificence, captured by photographer extraordinaire PUPPYKNUCKLES. Starting…
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!
Trying to sneak in the back way into the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance because we forgot our media passes like idiots, we ran into a gentleman who said he was “with Mercedes.” This is the real, actual conversation that followed between The Gentleman, Matt Hardigree, Nicole Conlan, and myself. [UPDATE: He wrote…
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…
Sometimes, in life, you walk onto a golf course lawn and find four Ferrari F50s parked next to each other.