Category archives: Concours & Events

Rally organizer adds Scotland, Pyrenees to driving calendar

Pyrenees Rally will tackle this series of hairpin turns | Bespoke Rallies photos
Pyrenees Rally will tackle this series of hairpin turns | Bespoke Rallies photos

British-based Bespoke Rallies has added a pair of long-distance driving tours to its 2018 schedule — The Highland 1000 from May 18-21 and The Pyrenees 1000 from September 13-16. Continue reading

Street Rodders list Louisville event award winners

1941 Willys coupe among 'best use of color' winners |NSRA photos
1941 Willys coupe among ‘best use of color’ winners |NSRA photos

The National Street Rod Association has announced award winners from the recent Street Rod Nationals held at Louisville, Kentucky. Awards include “Outstanding Use of Color,” from Fuel Air Spark Technology, the FAST Revolution Award, and the “Pro’s Picks.” Continue reading

Petersen, ClassicCars.com to showcase lowriders at Monterey

Lowrider on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum | Petersen photos
Lowrider on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum | Petersen photos

ClassicCars.com and the Petersen Automotive Museum launch a strategic partnership during Monterey Car Week, where they will stage a special exhibit of lowriders at McCall’s Motorworks Revival and at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering. Continue reading

Ford, Dodge centennials spice Carlisle Truck Nationals

Spectators take a ride in the Virginia Giant monster truck | Carlisle Events photos
Spectators take a ride in the Virginia Giant monster truck | Carlisle Events photos

Nearly 1,700 vehicles turned out for the annual Carlisle Truck Nationals staged by Carlisle Events and its fairgrounds facility in Pennsylvania.

The turnout was nearly a record for an event launched in 1991. This year the features included the 100th anniversaries of Ford trucks and of Dodge/Ram trucks. Continue reading

Automotive fine artists preview Pebble Beach gallery

Juan Fangio painting by Charles Maher | Illustrations courtesy AFAS and the artists
Juan Fangio painting by Charles Maher | Illustrations courtesy AFAS and the artists

Original works of automotive art will be unveiled during Monterey Car Week when the Automotive Fine Arts Society stages its annual exhibit in conjunction with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Continue reading

All-women car show hosted in Carmel by Prancing Ponies

The Prancing Ponies members at their home base in San  Francisco | Michael Troutman
Prancing Ponies members at their home base in San Francisco | Michael Troutman

In the male-dominated realm of collector cars, one group is conducting a new car show during Monterey Car Week that’s by women and for women.

The Prancing Ponies Car Show is open to all female owners and co-owners to present their vintage and exotic cars in a casual, first-time event that takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m, on Wednesday, August 16, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Continue reading

Classic cars provide family fun at Hagerty’s first fest

Everyone smiles when it's family day in classic cars | Hagerty photos
Everyone smiles when it’s family day in classic cars | Hagerty photos

This might be the ultimate endorsement for the classic car hobby: Entire families — children and parents and grandparents alike — putting down their smart phones to participate in the joy of driving.

“We had children as young as 2 in pedal cars, and 60 and 70-year-olds in gas-powered cycle cars,” Tabetha Hammer, senior manager for car culture for Hagerty, said after the classic car insurance and value-tracking company staged its first Family Car Fest. Continue reading

Vintage racers, fans swarm to Monterey for Rolex Reunion

1964 Mercury Comet Caliente | Bonhams photos
1964 Mercury Comet Caliente | Bonhams photos

Rolo Malschafsky has always enjoyed the sport of racing – “I’ve done it all my life,” he said, “work permitting.” This year, Malschafsky, local to the Monterey area, plans to take on the legendary Corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 17-20, behind the wheel of his 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente hardtop coupe.

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Andy’s Excellent Adventure: Driving coast-to-coast to Monterey

The 33-year-old 944 is ready to roll, coast to coast | Andy Reid photos
The 33-year-old 944 is ready to roll, coast to coast | Andy Reid photos

So with Monterey Car Week on the horizon, what could be more fitting — or perhaps crazy? — than to drive there, East Coast to West Coast, and not in just any car, but a 33-year-old sports car?

The car in question is a 1984 Porsche 944. Peter Lombardo, owner of the classic car dealership Lombardo Motorcars in Berlin, Connecticut, found the car in question for me. He knew I was looking for a 944 and when he saw the car he knew that it was the one for me. Continue reading