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.

Streamlined Tatras at 2014 Pebble Concours

Tatra T77

Pavel Kasik recently bid farewell to his beloved Tatra T77 only days after completing its 20-year restoration. The Tatra started its overseas journey of 4,279 miles from the Czech Republic to the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which will host an exclusive feature of streamlined Tatra automobiles for the first time. A passionate car enthusiast, Kasik will join his automobile on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach … [Read more...]

Maserati Tipo 151 at 2014 Monterey Reunion

1962 Maserati Tipo 151 - Joe Colasacco and Derek Hill

American race driver Derek Hill, son of World Champion Phil Hill, will strap himself behind the wheel of the lone surviving Maserati Tipo 151, of which only three were ever constructed, to race in the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, to be held August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Maserati is this year’s featured marque and will officially celebrate its 100th anniversary at the … [Read more...]

Le Mans Nissan 300ZX at Monterey Reunion 2014

Steve Millen (front left) is pictured with the 1994 Le Mans winning CCR Team.

The 1994 season racing season saw Steve Millen and the No. 75 Nissan 300ZX win the IMSA GTS class at the 24 Hour of Le Mans (including 5th place overall) and the 12 Hours of Sebring, along with the 1994 IMSA GTS Drivers' and Manufacturers' Championship. Millen also won the 1994 24 Hours of Daytona behind the wheel of the No. 76 Nissan 300ZX. To commemorate that championship season, Nissan and Millen are bringing … [Read more...]

Ferraris at 2014 Gooding Pebble Beach Sale

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

The 2014 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction will be held August 16-17 at the Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. The official auction of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will feature a selection of Ferrari street and race cars, including a 1961 250 GT SWB California Spider, a 1962 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, a 1969 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione, a 1959 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, a 1964 250 GT Lusso … [Read more...]

Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale at RM Auctions Monterey 2014

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale (photo: Darin Schnabel)

A 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale will be featured at the 2014 RM Auctions Monterey sale, scheduled for August 15-16 in downtown Monterey, California. The headline attraction for RM Auctions’ Pebble Beach Classic Car Week auction will comfortably achieve eight-figures when it crosses the podium in California next month. The first of three 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciales, chassis 0670 was built by Ferrari for FIA … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GTO Auction – Boys Will be Boys

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3851 GT

Bonhams has recently announced that it will offer Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851 at its Quail Lodge auction, scheduled for August 14-15, 2014 at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. The GTO is one of a number of Ferraris from San Marino's Maranello Rosso collection recently acquired from the estate of Fabrizio Violati. Bonhams will also offer another nine of the Maranello Rosso Ferraris at Quail … [Read more...]

Further Offerings at 2014 Gooding Pebble Beach

1955 Aston Martin DB3S (photo: Brian Henniker)

A selection of consignments with strong provenance will be offered at the 2014 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction, scheduled for August 16-17 at the Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. These entries at Gooding's 11th annual Pebble Beach sale include a 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet with one-off Pinin Farina coachwork (estimate: $5,000,000 - $7,000,000), the first production 1954 Mercedes-Benz … [Read more...]

Can-Am Featured at 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

1973 Can-Am race at Laguna Seca

The thundering Can-Am class will be featured at the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, to be held August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Returning to their familiar home where they ran unbridled in the 1960s and early '70s, a field of 30-plus authentic Can-Am cars will provide a huge rumble as they accelerate out of Turn 11 and down the straightaway to the start/finish bridge. … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GTO Offered at 2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3851 GT

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO will headline the 2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction, scheduled for Friday, August 15th at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. Offered at no reserve, the GTO will undoubtedly become the most valuable automobile ever sold at auction when it crosses the block during Monterey Classic Car Week. … [Read more...]

Porsche 917 at 2014 Gooding Pebble Beach Auction

1969 Porsche 917K, chassis 917-024

A 1969 Porsche 917K from the film Le Mans will be among the headline entries at the 2014 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction, to be held August 16-17 at the Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. The 1969 Porsche 917K on offer, chassis 917-024, played a large role in the film Le Mans that also featured a cast of racing stars, including actor Steve McQueen, and a host of race cars. Chassis 917-024 … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at 2014 Gooding Pebble Beach Auction

1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America (photo: Brian Henniker)

A trio of sports cars presented for sale for the first time in decades are among the headline offerings at the 2014 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction, scheduled for August 16-17 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in California. Highlights include one of the last Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider Americas built, a Mercer Series 5 Raceabout owned by the same family since 1945 and a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra. David … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 LM Featured at RM Auctions Monterey 2014

1964 Ferrari 250 LM in motion (photo: Pawel Litwinski)

A 1964 Ferrari 250 LM will be among the featured Italian offerings at the 2014 RM Auctions Monterey sale, to be held August 15–16 in downtown Monterey, California. The 1964 Ferrari 250 LM on offer at RM's Monterey auction was the 19th of 32 examples built. Completed in July 1964, serial number 6045 was sold new through Luigi Chinetti Motors to Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada, for personal use by dealership … [Read more...]

Classic Car Forum and Expo at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours

Alfa Romeo 8C Class at Pebble Beach Concours

Two new events were added to the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours Week calendar -- the Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum and the Pebble Beach Classic Car Expo. Pebble Beach RetroAuto, now in its tenth year, will change locations to help anchor these new offerings. The new Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum presented by Credit Suisse will feature automotive experts discussing pertinent topics facing the collector car world. … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at 2014 RM Monterey Sale

1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype

A 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype, chassis GT/108, will be among the headline offerings at the 2014 RM Auctions Monterey sale, scheduled for August 15–16 in downtown Monterey, California. The first of four GT40 roadsters, GT/108 served as a development/demonstrator vehicle for Ford and Shelby American. Completed by Ford Advanced Vehicles in March 1965, GT/108 was tested at Silverstone by John Whitmore and Dickie … [Read more...]

Steve McQueen Ferrari 275 GTB at 2014 RM Monterey

Steve McQueen Ferrari 275 GTB4 (photo: Tim Scott)

A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 delivered new to Steve McQueen will headline the 2014 RM Auctions Monterey sale, scheduled for August 15-16 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in California. Finished in a shade of metallic gold called Nocciola, the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 on offer, chassis 10621, was special ordered by Hollywood Sport Cars for Steve McQueen in 1967, while he was filming The Thomas Crown Affair. … [Read more...]