Classic Motorsports magazine hosted at cruise-in Tuesday along Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove to help get Monterey Car Week properly launched. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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