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.

Rick Cole Monterey 2014 – Auction Report

1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Sports Racer

Rick Cole returned to the Monterey auctions this year after a long absence, bringing with him a new format with on-site previews and on-line only bidding. Rick was the first to hold a collector car auction in Monterey, conducting the first one in 1986 and continuing well into the next decade. Until Christie's appeared on the grounds at Pebble Beach, the Rick Cole auction in Portola Plaza was the only game in town, … [Read more...]

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 – Auction Report

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina/Scaglietti

Coming off the ten-car Thursday sale of no-reserve Maranello Rosso Ferraris, marked by the Monterey week benchmark sale of Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT, Friday's Bonhams auction had high expectations to meet. And meet them it did. Bonhams offered 105 cars on Friday, selling 95 of them, a 90.5% sale rate and $41,550,100 in total sales. The total is $10 million more than last year's record Quail Lodge auction, … [Read more...]

Mecum Monterey 2014 – Auction Report

1972 McLaren M20 Can-Am; S/N M20-1

When Mecum Auctions announced early in 2009 that they'd be joining the annual auctions crush at Monterey they put themselves in the cross-hairs of the most intense, demanding week on the annual auctions calendar. The other Monterey auctions – RM, Gooding, Bonhams and Russo and Steele – had made Monterey their premier events, selling million dollar cars with seeming ease and racking up multi-million dollar sale … [Read more...]

Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 – Auction Report

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, Body by Pininfarina

Gooding & Company concluded its 2014 Pebble Beach auction with $106,004,800 in sales, concluding 107 of 121 lots, an 88.4% sell-through, in its two-day sale. The total continued Gooding's string of $100 million plus sales at Pebble Beach over the past three years. The sell-through was down 2.9 points, 3.2%, from last year's extraordinary 91.3% sale rate. The average sale of $990,699 was up 2.6%, the median … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2014 – Auction Report

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Speciale, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti

RM established itself, by a large margin and with authority, as the top Monterey auction this year, selling a nearly inconceivable 93% of the 129 lots crossing the block, bringing in a total sale of $144,309,350, an average transaction of $1,202,578 and a median of $451,000. The average transaction at RM was $1.2 million, equivalent to an average hammer bid of nearly $1.1 million. The total dollars changing hands … [Read more...]

Restored Bugatti Type 50 S at Pebble Beach Concours 2014

1931 Bugatti Type 50 Million-Guiet Coupe

A 1931 Bugatti Type 50 S from the Mullin Automotive Museum made its post-restoration debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, held August 17th at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. A rare example, chassis no. 50117 is one of only a handful of surviving Type 50s, and this one the only with Million-Guiet coachwork. The special aluminum coachwork was innovative not only in its aesthetics, but also … [Read more...]

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...]