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 2015 – Upholding a Shared Legacy

1931 duPont Model H Sport Phaeton (Photo: David Burton)

The duPont will be among the featured marques at the Pebble Beach Concours 2015, to be held August 16th at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. Richard "Dicky" Riegel III, a member of the duPont family, has a strong first memory of the only duPont Model H in existence. As he and friends emerged from their first grade classroom, his grinning father awaited him in the one-of-a-kind car. "Dad's enthusiasm … [Read more...]

One-off Ferrari SWB at Gooding Pebble Beach 2015

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta "Sharknose" Speciale by Bertone

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta "Sharknose" Speciale with coachwork by Bertone and a 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Sedan with coachwork by Dietrich will be offered at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2015 auction, to be held August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. Gooding & Company said the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale is "quite possibly the most important 250 GT … [Read more...]

Corvette Collection Offered at Mecum Monterey 2015

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster with less than 4,000 miles

The Ed Foss Low-Mileage Corvette Collection will be featured at the Mecum Monterey 2015 auction, scheduled for August 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. The Collection includes 26 of some of the lowest-mileage and most original examples of America’s sports car in existence. From the 27th 1953 Roadster produced with less than 4,000 miles on its odometer, to a … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 Tour de France at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

RM Sotheby's seemingly saved the best for last when announcing the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France, chassis 0557GT, as the final headline attraction for its flagship 2015 Monterey sale, to be held August 13-15 in Monterey, California during Pebble Beach Classic Car Week. This 250 GT Berlinetta is the actual car that instituted the ‘Tour de France’ nomenclature following its overall … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Comp at 2015 RM Monterey

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 RM Sotheby's Monterey sale, scheduled for August 13-15 in Monterey, California during the Pebble Beach Classic Car Week. Chassis number 1773GT is the latest featured consignment from The Pinnacle Portfolio, a group of 25 vehicles to be offered during a single-vendor sale on Thursday, August 13. “When it comes to SWB … [Read more...]

Ferrari 500 Mondial Restored for Pebble Concours 2015

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Pinin Farina, chassis 0438MD

The Ferrari Classiche Department in Maranello, Italy recently completed the restoration of the 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Pinin Farina, chassis 0438MD, originally owned by Dominican gentleman driver Porfirio Rubirosa. Known as a ladies' man, Rubirosa also dallied with some of the world’s most beautiful women, not least Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake, Kim Novak, Eva Peron and Zsa Zsa … [Read more...]

Steve McQueen Porsche 930 at Mecum Monterey 2015

1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera special ordered for Steve McQueen

The 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera special ordered by Steve McQueen will be among the headline offerings at the Mecum Monterey 2015 auction, scheduled for August 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. The 930 Porsche was the last car custom-ordered by the late movie star. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Porsche will be donated to McQueen’s alma mater, … [Read more...]

Headline Ferraris at 2015 Gooding Pebble Beach

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

A trio of Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 Gooding Pebble Beach sale, scheduled for August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. The offerings at Gooding's 2015 sale will include a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe and 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast. The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider on offer, … [Read more...]

Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight – Profile

1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight

Few sports-racing cars have achieved such legendary status as the Jaguar C-Type, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice for Coventry during the company’s domination of the event in the 1950s. The C-Type began life as the famed XK120 roadster, which had taken the world by storm in 1948 with its revolutionary dual overhead-cam engine. Several privateering customers entered factory-supported XK120 examples at the … [Read more...]

Racing Porsches Offered at Gooding Pebble Beach 2015

Gooding Pebble Beach 2015 Race Car Collection (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2015 auction will feature three works Porsche competition cars and a private collection with nine sports and racing cars. The entries include a 1960 Porsche RS60 campaigned by the factory team at Le Mans, Sebring, Nürburgring, and the Targa Florio. The RS60 is the star of this Texas-based collection comprised of nine postwar sports and racing cars, spanning over 40 years and … [Read more...]

British Offerings at 2015 Gooding Pebble Beach Sale

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible (photo: Brian Henniker)

A selection of English automobiles will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 Gooding Pebble Beach sale, to be staged August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. The entries include a 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback with ties to James Bond creator Ian Fleming, Tyrone Power’s one-of-a-kind 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Two-Seater Drophead Coupe with coachwork … [Read more...]

Works Jaguar C-Type at 2015 RM Monterey

1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight

A 1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight, chassis number XKC 052, will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 RM Monterey auction, to be held August 13–15 in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. XKC 052 is the first ever offering of a Works Lightweight example at public auction. The second of just three factory lightweight C-Types built and clothed entirely in thin-gauge aluminum, XKC 052 boasts a … [Read more...]

Ferraris to Run Pebble Beach Road Course

2015 Pebble Beach Concours Poster Art by Peter Hearsey

A group of racing Ferraris will celebrate the Pebble Beach Road Races at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015, scheduled for August 13-16 in Pebble Beach, California. Prior to this year's Concours, on the morning of Friday, August 14, a closed portion of the old Pebble Beach Road Race course will be reopened and these racing greats will be invited to relive history. The closed portion of the course was last … [Read more...]

Le Mans Winner at Gooding Pebble Beach 2015

1982 Porsche 956 (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

The Porsche 956 that won the 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours will be among the headline entries at the Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2015 auction, scheduled for August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. The 956 was developed for the new Group C regulations by engineer Norbert Singer and developed by Porsche in-house at their motorsport facility in Weissach. The 956 and its successor, … [Read more...]

Headline Ferraris at Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta

A pair of Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 auction, scheduled for Friday, August 14th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. Among the Ferrari consignments, the 1959 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta has to be the standout entry. Offered from an American collection, chassis number 1519 GT is one of the … [Read more...]