For a country as big as America—and during my three-week stay in California alone I realized just how big America really is—I couldn’t think of many other cities where there’d be as many exotic cars driving around like there were in Los Angeles. I can’t imagine New York being too supercar friendly. I guess there’s…
As Monterey Car Week began its annual social media takeover, for me, several predominant themes emerged. There was no shortage of stunning supercars skirting the Pacific Coast on famed roads like Highway 1 and 17 Mile Drive. The ornate streets of Carmel showcased some of the finest works of automotive art ever…
In an event called “Car Week,” it shouldn’t come as surprise to anyone that there’s a lot to see. There were so many incredible cars around, driving around the town of Carmel and checking the posh hotels nearby made for a whole car show in itself. You don’t even need to fork over a few hundred dollars for tickets to…
Considered by many to be the most famous car show in the world, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the climax of the Monterey Car Week festivities. It’s a show held for charity where both pre and post-war cars are gathered at one of the best golf course in the world. As shows go, the Pebble Beach Concours is…
Another Monterey Car Week has come and gone. Fortunes changed hands and many resplendent vehicles have found new homes with new owners. It’s a happy time for all.
Ah, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California. Big hats, fake smiles, astronomical yearly incomes and tax evasion of all levels. Basically: my kind of soirée. At least, it would be if I didn’t keep getting asked to leave. Those bitches.
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.