Monterey Classic Car Week

Photos, event coverage, news and information on the many events that make up the Monterey Classic Car Week, held annually each August on the Monterey Peninsula in California.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2014 – Picture Gallery

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider

The 2014 edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance was, as always, held the third Sunday of August on the incomparable 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. The 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance honored Maserati, Ruxton, Antique Steam Cars, Fernandez et Darrin Coachwork, Tatra, postwar Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Eastern European Motorcycles. Notable displays … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 – In Motion Photos

1960 Porsche RS 60 Spyder of William Lyons

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 was staged August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The 'museum in motion', held annually on the famed 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course, is a cornerstone of Monterey Classic Car Week. This year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion represented the 41st consecutive year of vintage car racing on the Monterey Peninsula in August. Four days of Reunion … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 – Photo Gallery

Richard Griot's 1967 McLaren M6A leads Chris MacAllister's 1971 McLaren M8F-1 in turn two.

The 2014 running of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was held August 14-17 at the 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The Reunion is one of the cornerstones of the Monterey Classic Car Week and the largest event held annually in the scenic coastal community. Senior Photographer Dennis Gray documented the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. We often run into a problem when Dennis is … [Read more...]

Summary Monterey Auction Report 2014

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor 2014 was the year Bonhams sold Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT for $38,115,000, an all-time record for a collector car – or any car at all for that matter – at auction. Some pundits thought the GTO, the first time one has been offered publicly since Brooks Auctioneers offered s/n 4293GT, second overall at Le Mans in 1963, at Gstaad in 2000 with an unsuccessful high … [Read more...]

1914 French Grand Prix at Pebble Beach Concours 2014

1915 Mercedes 115 HP Demarest Grand Prix of George Wingard (left) and the 1915 Opel 4500 cc Grand Prix Racer of the Keller Collection

The 1914 French Grand Prix was celebrated at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014, held Sunday, August 17, 2014 on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. It has been 100 years since the flag dropped at the legendary 1914 French Grand Prix. Just a handful of automobiles that competed in this iconic race are known to have survived and most were reunited on the show field at this year's … [Read more...]

Porsche Werks Reunion 2014 – Report and Photos

Some of the fantastic Ingram Collection at the 2014 Porsche Werks Reunion

The Porsche Werks Reunion 2014 was held Friday, August 15th at the Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. Hosted by the Porsche Club of America, the inaugural Monterey Classic Car Week event focused solely on Porsche started off with a bang, after a separation from the Legends of the Autobahn event this year. The afternoon was a fantastic spectacle for the Porschephile, as well over 500 of Stuttgart's … [Read more...]

Russo and Steele Monterey 2014 – Auction Results

Russo and Steele Monterey

The Russo and Steele Monterey Auction 2014 was held August 14-16 in downtown Monterey, California, resulting in $12,074,960 in total sales. The three-day auction saw record crowds visit Russo’s waterfront venue at Fisherman’s Wharf. The results for Russo and Steele's 2014 Monterey sale were a 63% increase over last year's results, with the average sale price of $115,000 representing an increase of 45%. … [Read more...]

Mecum Monterey 2014 – Auction Results

1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet sold for $2,250,000

The Mecum Monterey Auction 2014 was held August 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California, resulting in total sales of $34,651,635 and a 56% sell-through rate at Mecum’s highest-grossing Monterey auction to date. A total of 645 cars were offered during the three-day event, with six of the 361 cars sold surpassing hammer prices of $1,000,000. The top result at the 2014 Mecum Monterey … [Read more...]

Legends of the Autobahn 2014 – Report and Photos

BMW CSi at 2014 Legends of the Autobahn

The Legends of the Autobahn 2014 was held Friday, August 15th at the Nicklaus Club-Monterey in Monterey, California. Hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, Mercedes-Benz Club of America and Audi Club of North America, the 5th annual all-German marque Concours d'Elegance brought together enthusiasts, owners and aficionados of distinctive German cars during Monterey Classic Car Week. This year's Legends saw the Porsche … [Read more...]

Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 – Auction Results

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction 2014 was held August 16-17 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California, resulting in total sales of $106 million and an 88% sell-through rate. A total of 30 cars sold for over $1,000,000 and 16 new auction records were set at two-day sale. David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company, said, “In addition to the many record setting prices, our … [Read more...]

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 – Auction Results

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

The Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 Auctions were held Thursday, August 14th and Friday, August 15th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, resulting in $108 million in total sales and a 92% sell-through rate. Held in connection with the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the 17th Bonhams sale held during Monterey Classic Car Week featured the 10-car Maranello Rosso Collection on Thursday and more than … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2014 – Auction Results

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

The RM Auctions Monterey 2014 auction was held August 15-16 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California, resulting in $143.4 million in total sales and a 91% sell-through rate. RM's flagship auction, held annually during the Monterey Classic Car Week, ranks as the highest grossing collector car auction of all time, breaking the previous record set by RM in 2013. In addition, the … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 – Picture Gallery

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta.

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 was staged August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. Nearly 550 historic race cars, split into 15 different competition groups, roared through the turns and straights of the 2.238-mile, 11-turn circuit situated on the Monterey Peninsula. Italian car manufacturer Maserati, celebrating its 100th anniversary, was this year’s featured marque. … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours 2014 – Best of Show Winner

Best of Show 2014 winner: Jon Shirley's 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe (photo: Rolex / Tom O’Neal)

A 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington won Best of Show at the 64th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, August 17, 2014 on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links at Pebble Beach Resorts. History was made at an event which arguably makes history every year. The choice of the Shirley’s 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe was not a total surprise given its … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 – Report and Photos

Derek Bell in Jon Shirley's 1957 Maserati 300S.

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 was held August 14-17 at the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. A field of 550 vintage race cars ranged from a 1911 National 40 that raced at the inaugural Indianapolis 500 to the ground-shaking Can-Am machines from the 1960s and 1970s. The historic racers were divided into 15 groups according to age and engine capacity and chosen for … [Read more...]