August Editor’s Note

For many car enthusiasts, August is the month we wait for, we save for, and we plot and scheme for. How are we getting to Monterey? Where are we staying? What all are we doing? From the August 13 and 14 Monterey Pre-Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, through the Concours on the Avenue in Carmel-by-the […]

Off The Beaten Path – Great Drives from S.F. to Monterey

In our June issue, we explored a John Steinbeck-inspired inland journey from L.A. to Monterey. This month we hit the coast with Jack Kerouac on the road from San Francisco to the Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Seeing as how Kerouac was a pretty casual guy with his beatnik poetry and free association, we are going to […]

California Prequel – Chilling at Dana Point

If you think of the upcoming Monterey Car Week as intense, exotic, and overly expensive, it might be worth taking a look at the late July events surrounding the Dana Point 356 Concours in Southern California. We say events because there’s nothing really scheduled. But usually a number of fun things pop up with the local Porsche […]

Keep Calm and Carry On

The collector car market as a whole is a worldwide market, and the worldwide economy – as a whole – affects this market, sometimes with wild swings. Think Brexit, China slowing down, wars, and the idiots we enlist to run the world. Society as a whole has a pretty crappy track record of choosing who […]

Monterey Auctions Preview

If you’ve missed the Porsche of your dreams – or are hankering for one you never ever even thought about before now – you have a chance in Monterey to find it. Between the six auction venues, there are 140 Porsches available to surprise, satisfy, or stun you. And that doesn’t count those available by […]

How Pebble Beach Has Become THE Concours d’Elegance

It started with racing. “Four Races THRILLING EUROPEAN STYLE ROAD RACE FEATURING THE WORLDS FASTEST SPORTS CARS” was in bold print on the poster advertising the event. While the poster never mentioned the Concours, it promoted “Tickets $1.00” and “Free Parking.” The first Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance took place on Sunday morning, November 5, 1950. […]

Winning at Pebble

What will win Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance later this month? We don’t know. But reviewing past winners can offer some insights. The Best of Show cars at Pebble Beach have evolved through the years. The first four winners were new automobiles and the fifth winner, in 1954, was a 1952 […]