Monterey Week

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

New Location for Legends of the Autobahn

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Big moves are planned for the Legends of the Autobhan, as the all-German marque Concours held during Monterey Car Week announced adjustments to its location and more for 2014. One change was announced in January, as the Porsche Club of America said it was breaking away from Legends to create the Werks Reunion that will solely focus on the cars of Porsche. That leaves Legends with support from the BMW Car Club of … [Read more...]

Quail Motorsports Gathering 2014 Information

Maserati 300S at Quail Motorsports Gathering

The Quail Motorsports Gathering 2014 will be held Friday, August 15th at the Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, California. Similar to previous years, the 12th annual event will offer interesting and important automobiles and motorcycles displayed in a garden-party setting. The 2014 edition of the Quail will honor the 100th anniversary of Maserati, Competition Mustangs, A Tribute to India, and will feature the … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 Update

Maserati 450S at Monterey Motorsports Reunion

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 will be staged August 14-17 at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California, again serving as an anchor event of Monterey Classic Car Week. This year's four-day Monterey Reunion will see 550 historic and period-correct race cars compete in 15 race groups, with U.S. entries joined by cars from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, South … [Read more...]

Maserati Featured at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours

1954 Maserati A6GCS Pinin Farina Coupe of David Sydorick

The cars of Maserati and the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa will be among the featured classes at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, scheduled for Sunday, August 17th at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. Additional headline classes at the 64th annual event include Ruxton, Antique Steam Cars, Fernandez et Darrin Coachwork, Tatra, postwar Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Eastern European … [Read more...]

Featured Classes at Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014

Rudy Junco, 1974 Shadow DN4 Can-Am.

Can-Am cars from 1963-1974 and Trans-Am cars from the pony war era of 1966-1972 will be among the headline classes at the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, to be held August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Returning to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion after a two-year absence are the booming Lolas, Shadows and McLarens that comprise the Can-Am group and its anything-goes … [Read more...]

Porsche Werks Reunion – New Monterey Week Event

Porsche 911

A new event solely focused on the cars of Porsche will be held Friday, August 15th, 2014, during the Monterey Classic Car Week. The Porsche Club of America's inaugural Werks Reunion will be staged at the Rancho Canada Golf Club in Monterey, California. In years past, the Porsche Club of America (PCA) co-hosted Legends of the Autobahn at the Rancho Canada Golf Club with the BMW Car Club of America, Mercedes-Benz … [Read more...]

Maserati Featured at Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014

Maserati 300S

Maserati will serve as featured marque of the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, scheduled for August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The 100th anniversary of one of Italy’s iconic sports car brands will be celebrated at the annual Monterey Classic Car Week event. “Maserati is a definition of not only luxury road cars, but some of the most remarkable sports cars and Grand Prix cars … [Read more...]

Charitable Giving Up at 2013 Pebble Beach Concours

Porsche Competition Class at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance raised $1,458,000 for local charities, the eighth year in a row charitable donations have topped $1 million. "The success of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is measured in large part, and rightly so, by the cars that are shown here," said Pebble Beach Company CEO Bill Perocchi. … [Read more...]

Gooding Pebble Beach 2013 – Auction Report

1957 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Berlinetta

Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, California, August 17-18, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Consider for a minute the implications of Gooding & Company’s performance at Pebble Beach this year: The mean sold car was worth $965,675; The median sold car brought $368,500; 91.3% of the lots offered were sold on the block or shortly thereafter; $112,018,350 changed hands. Think of … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2013 – Auction Report

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S N.A.R.T. Spider

RM Auctions, Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center, Monterey, California, August 16-17, 2013 Report and photos (unless noted) by Rick Carey, Auction Editor It took a while but RM Auctions regained the top auction total in Monterey in 2013 helped along (far along) by the tongue-wagging highlight of the Monterey auctions, the sale of Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider s/n 10709 for $27.5 million. … [Read more...]

Mecum Monterey 2013 – Auction Report

1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder

Mecum Auctions, Del Monte Hyatt, Monterey, California, August 15-17, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor ‘The Daytime Auction’ has now firmly established itself as an important part of the Monterey car week. Mecum Auctions’ presence has been bolstered by a welcome consignment of old, classic, competition and high value cars but remains balanced, and in fact heavily weighted toward, … [Read more...]

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2013 – Auction Report

1924 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix

Bonhams, Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley, California, August 16, 2013 Report and photos (unless noted) by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Quail Lodge (let alone the $29.6 million sale of the Mercedes-Benz W196 at Goodwood in July) is ample evidence that Bonhams has raised its game. They have declined to exist in the shadow of the blockbuster auctions of RM and Gooding while having H&H and Artcurial nip at their heels … [Read more...]

FCA International Meet 2015 in Monterey

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

Ferrari was the featured marque at the 1994 and 2004 Monterey Historic Races, i.e. every ten years, making it logical to assume that Ferrari would be featured at the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. That doesn't appear to be the case, as the Pacific Region for the Ferrari Club of America confirmed it will host the 2015 Ferrari Club of America (FCA) International Meet. The FCA organization’s 52nd anniversary … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 – Photo Gallery

1958 Scarab Mk I

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 was staged August 15-18 on the 11-turn, 2.238 mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The thrill of racing wheel-to-wheel is the theme at the Reunion, described as a “museum springing to life” and a cornerstone of the Monterey Classic Car Week. A banner entry list of 550 historic vehicles raced on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit, known for its hairpins … [Read more...]

Summary Monterey Auction Report 2013

Ferrari 275 GTB NART Spider

Report by Rick Carey, Auction Editor By now most people have heard about the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider s/n 10709 sold at RM’s Monterey auction on Saturday August 17 for $27,500,000. There was a real dichotomy of opinion before it reached the block. Some people – typically older, experienced, sober, realistic types – thought it would sell somewhere close to RM’s $15-17million estimate range. … [Read more...]