The Prancing Ponies Car Show, an inaugural event held during Monterey Car Week in Carmel-by-the-Sea, was created by women for women and featured many female owners presenting their vintage and exotic cars. Continue reading
Stephanie Brower’s red-and-brass 1914 Ford Model T Speedster would be a sunny piece of car history even without its heartfelt back story. But it does have one, a moving tale that explains how she happens to possess a sporty little Model T that’s more than a century old.
This is Brower’s own antique flivver, and she drove it to show Wednesday at the Carmel Mission Classic, held at the historic San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission in Carmel, California, a laid-back respite during the hectic Monterey Car Week. Continue reading
Monterey Car Week serves as annual homecoming celebration for collector car enthusiasts whether their interests involve the vast variety of classic cars, of vintage racing cars, of the latest in supercars or, as proven each year when Gordon McCall throws a party at the Monterey Jet Center, all of the above plus high-powered aircraft. Continue reading
The Little Car Show information sheet nestled between the windshield wiper and windshield simply identified the car as a 1979 Honda Civic.
But this was no ordinary ’79 Civic because it had not one but two windshields, and two seats and two steering wheels and even two engines.
Oh, and those seats faced in opposite directions. The car can be driven from either seat and either engine. Continue reading
The northernmost point on the Monterey Peninsula provide a spectacular vantage and includes the United States Coast Guard’s Point Pinos Lighthouse, the Pacific Grove Golf Links and, during Monterey Car Week 2017, the inaugural Worldwide Auctioneers’ classic car sale. Continue reading
Back in 1964, Pete Brock designed several additional enhancements for the K-Code Ford Mustangs that Shelby American was racing as the 1965 GT350R. However, the demands of the racing season left little time to build very many of them. Thus only 36 of the 562 GT350s for 1965 carried the “R” designation and independent rear suspension.
Now, however, comes word that the Original Venice Crew — the earliest Shelby team was based in Venice, California — will build a limited run of 36 continuation cars incorporating Brock’s upgrades. The cars will be licensed by Carroll Shelby Licensing and the Ford Motor Company, according a news release. Continue reading
The high-energy Russo and Steele collector car auction launches its 17th annual Monterey sale Thursday with more than 200 cars crossing the block over three days in “what is undisputedly the most action-packed event anywhere on the Peninsula,” according to a company news release. Continue reading
The 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina has been selected for the second Peninsula Classics Best of the Best award.
The car, part of the Destriero Collection from Monaco, took the honors as the best concours d’elegance-winning car from the 2016 collector car auto show season. Continue reading
Porsches, Porsches everywhere. The booming popularity of nearly everybody’s favorite German sports car was powerfully evident Tuesday at the Concours on the Avenue in Carmel, California, an event considered to be the launch of Monterey Car Week.
Definitely the most-represented marque by far, Porsches packed the shady streets of the upscale burg – 911s by the score, including many intriguing customs and all-out race cars, plus an impressive collection of the earlier 356 models, with a gaggle of Speedsters, plenty of coupes and cabriolets, and an absolutely stunning 1951 356 coupe in dark maroon, a survivor from the early days of Porsche. Continue reading
Classic Motorsports magazine hosted at cruise-in Tuesday along Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove to help get Monterey Car Week properly launched. Continue reading