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.

Ferrari 275S / 340 America at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

1950 Ferrari 275S-340 America Barchetta (photo: Darin Schnabel)

A 1950 Ferrari 275S / 340 America, chassis 0030 MT, will be among the headline entries at the RM Sotheby's Monterey 2015 auction, scheduled for August 14-15 in California’s Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Classic Car Week. Born as one of only two 275S barchettas built, chassis 0030 MT was campaigned by the Ferrari factory and driven by Italian racing driver Alberto Ascari in the 1950 Mille Miglia. It was then … [Read more...]

Historic Formula 1 at Monterey Reunion 2015

Chris Locke's 1976 Lotus 77 F-1 leads Chris MacAllister's 1976 Ferrari 312 T2 in turn eleven.

A field of up to 30 historic Formula 1 cars will line up on the grid for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015, to be held August 13-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during Monterey Classic Car Week. As featured in Ron Howard’s 2013 movie drama “Rush”, the same cars that were originally involved in the epic driving battle for the 1976 F1 World Championship between Ferrari’s Niki Lauda and McLaren’s James … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours 2015 to Celebrate Ferrari

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Pinin Farina Spider

Ferrari will be among the featured marques at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015, scheduled for August 16th in Pebble Beach, California. The Prancing Horse will no doubt take center stage at the 65th annual event held on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. "Our plans to feature Ferrari have been many years in the making," said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. "But it seems particularly appropriate … [Read more...]

Shelby GT350 Mustang Honored at 2015 Monterey Reunion

1966 Shelby GT350 - Jim Reed

The Shelby GT350 Mustang will be the featured marque at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015, scheduled for August 13-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the Shelby GT350 Mustang came onto the scene just one year after the Ford Mustang debuted. Ford Motor Company, already having success with Carroll Shelby in the Cobra program, enlisted Shelby … [Read more...]

Record Giving at 2014 Pebble Concours

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider

Charities were the big winner at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014, as this year's event raised $1.9 million -- a record amount of giving -- for charity. This was the ninth year in a row charitable donations have topped $1 million. "We're proud to host an event that strives to set the bar for excellence in the automotive world while also doing all that it can to help people in need in our local community," … [Read more...]

Featured Classes at Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015

Formula 1 featured at 2015 Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Formula 1 cars from 1967 to 1984, Formula 5000 car from 1968 to 1976 and Trans-Am cars from the pony war era of 1966 to 1972 will be among the featured classes at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015, scheduled for August 13-16 at the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. … [Read more...]

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...]