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A Pope visits the Carmel Mission Classic

A Pope visits the Carmel Mission Classic

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission is a natural and spiritually beautiful mission in Carmel, California. Its Basilica Church is a registered National Historic Landmark and the centerpiece of the Mission. There is a fine collection of Spanish colonial liturgical art and artifacts displayed through the church, which has 34 reredos and 5-foot thick walls […]

By August 14, 2014 Read More →
Carmel Concours starts Monterey classic car festivities

Carmel Concours starts Monterey classic car festivities

The Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours on the Avenue is a relaxed way to kick off Monterey Classic Car Week, with much of the tree-lined downtown closed off for anything but the most special collector cars. Ocean Avenue was packed with spectators for Tuesday’s free concours, now in its eighth year, which brings out everything from rare European and […]

By August 13, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Private collection cars going to RM auction in November

Private collection cars going to RM auction in November

Yes, it’s Monterey week, and while everyone’s attention may be focused on the northern California peninsula, the classic car calendar continues beyond this week. For example, RM and Auctions America have announced the sale of more than 130 cars from the collection of Ford megadealer Sam Pack. The auction is scheduled for November 14-15 in […]

By August 13, 2014 Read More →
Earliest road-going 300 SL Gullwing, ex-Briggs Cunningham, goes to Gooding auction

Earliest road-going 300 SL Gullwing, ex-Briggs Cunningham, goes to Gooding auction

One of the most-significant and earliest Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwings goes to auction this week in Pebble Beach as Gooding & Company offers the first road-going 300 SL provided to a customer. That customer was none other than renowned American gentleman racer and competition-car builder Briggs Cunningham. Ahead of the car’s launch, Mercedes-Benz made arrangements […]

By August 12, 2014 Read More →
Stradale Collection offering cars and motorcycles at Silverstone’s Salon Prive auction

Stradale Collection offering cars and motorcycles at Silverstone’s Salon Prive auction

Henry Pearman has collected quite the reputation within the classic car community by not only specializing in Jaguar E-types, but by updating several dozen of them so they perform like more modern sports cars. At the same time, Pearman has collected quite a few classic cars of various marques, several of which he’ll offer at […]

By August 8, 2014 Read More →
Simeone museum’s classic motorcycle exhibition features Vincent, Brough Superior

Simeone museum’s classic motorcycle exhibition features Vincent, Brough Superior

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum’s annual classic motorcycle show for 2014 will feature Vincent/HRD, Brough Superior and pre-1974 250cc-and-under bikes. The show runs from August 16 through September 12 at the museum in Philadelphia. The bikes then head for another display, this one at the 18th annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance on September 14. Vincent, […]

By August 8, 2014 Read More →
Auctions America hits $17.5 million at California sale

Auctions America hits $17.5 million at California sale

Blue-chip collector cars led the bidding at Auction America’s second-annual Los Angeles sale, an event that generated $17.5 million in sales for its wide-ranging selection of cars and automobilia. Leading the charge was a gorgeously restored 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster that hit $1,155,000, followed by a lovely 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa that went for $1,017,500 […]

By August 7, 2014 Read More →
Concorso Italiano changes day and venue, features display of modern Zagato creations

Concorso Italiano changes day and venue, features display of modern Zagato creations

Concorso Italiano, the sweeping celebration of Italian motoring, returns to its original location at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, California, on August 16 during Monterey Car Week. The biggest change, though, is Concorso’s move from its traditional Friday position during the crowded docket of Monterey happenings to Saturday, when there are fewer competing events, according […]

By August 7, 2014 Read More →
Riverside automobile museum celebrates Maserati’s 100th year with expert guest

Riverside automobile museum celebrates Maserati’s 100th year with expert guest

The Riverside International Automotive Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of Maserati with a special reception and dinner for Adolfo Orsi Jr., one of the foremost authorities on the history of the famed Italian marque. Orsi, whose family owned Maserati from 1937 to 1968, will present an in-depth look at the century-old company that built some […]

By August 7, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Robert’s 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

My Classic Car: Robert’s 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

A lot of changes happened in my life during the ’60s. Some were tough and some were good experiences. In the ’70s, all was “HAPPY-GOOD.” First I meet my beautiful wife, Lilliam, and I bought my 1969 Mustang Mach 1, and my son Robert was born. To me, it couldn’t get any better than that. […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →