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.

Early Entries at 2015 RM Sotheby’s Monterey

1968 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider Prototype (photo: Darin Schnabel)

The 2015 RM Sotheby's Monterey auction will be held August 14-15 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Conference Center in California. Approximately 150 collector cars will cross the block during RM's annual Monterey Classic Car Week sale. In addition to the previously announced Ferrari 275S / 340 America Barchetta, RM Sotheby's will also offer a Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider Prototype and the original U.S.-specification … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 Update

Maserati Tipo 60

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 will be held August 13-16 at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California, again serving as an anchor event of Monterey Classic Car Week. Organizers have again limited an enormous number of entry requests to 550 period-correct cars for the 42nd consecutive year of vintage car racing on the Monterey Peninsula in August. “Sports car racing on the … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 Auction

1948 Aston Martin 2-Liter Works Team Car (photo: Boris Adolf)

Bonhams announced a selection of early consignments for its annual Monterey Classic Car Week motorcar auction, scheduled for August 13-14, 2015 on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California. Following last year’s results of $108 million, including setting the record for the most valuable car ever sold at auction, this year's line-up will feature among others a 1948 Aston Martin 2-Liter Works Team … [Read more...]

Carmel Concours on the Avenue 2015 – Information

Lots of attention on the race cars that drove over from Laguna Seca

The Carmel Concours on the Avenue 2015 will be held Tuesday, August 11th on the downtown streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. A kick-off event of the Monterey Classic Car Week, the ninth annual Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours on the Avenue will see more than 200 vehicles vying for first and second in class plus 14 major awards and, of course, Best of Show. Similar to prior years, the 2015 event will present … [Read more...]

Quail Motorsports Gathering 2015 Information

Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

The Quail Motorsports Gathering 2015 will be held Friday, August 14th at the Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, California. Similar to previous years, the 13th annual event will offer interesting and important automobiles and motorcycles displayed in a garden-party setting. The 2015 edition of the Quail will honor Long Tail Cars of Le Mans, Coachbuilt Ferraris and Iconic Pre-1965 Porsches, in addition to the … [Read more...]

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...]