Category: Monterey Car Week

Checking Out Vintage Trans-Am Race Cars at Laguna Seca! – Four Speed Films

Checking Out Vintage Trans-Am Race Cars at Laguna Seca! – Four Speed Films

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Another excellent video from Ben Kahan

Huge shout out to my grandpa for taking me on this trip! We checked out a bunch of vintage race cars at Weather Tech Laguna Seca Raceway, which was probably my favorite part of the trip. The following day we went to the Gooding & Company auction, which was also pretty cool to check out! They sold a 1965 Shelby GT350 R for $775,000! The next day we went to the Pebble Beach Concourse show, which had some incredible classic cars. One of my favorite things about the trip was hanging out on Ocean Ave in Carme

The last of the first Corvettes heads to auction in Monterey – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

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Of all the ‘Vettes you’ve loved before

It was Harley Earl that sold GM on the need to produce an all-American sports car, and to test the waters, his Special Projects team created the EX-122 concept for display at the 1953 Motorama display in New York City. Less than six months later, the car – now named the Corvette – was in production, hand-built by a team of workers in Flint, Michigan. Just 300 examples were built that year, and this August, chassis E53F001300, the final 1953 Corvette built, heads to auction at Mecum’s Monterey sale.

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The Best of Monterey Car Week Events 2018 – Six Part Series – Dmitriy Shibarshin @WestCoastShipping

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A really good six parter on the events of Monterey Car Week 2018 which inludes some excellent photography.

Part 1 – The Start

Part 2 –  Porsches, BMW’s & Bonhams

Part3 –  Auctions, Lemons and Logistic

Part4 –  The Night Before The Concours

Part 5 – Dawn Patrol

Part 6 – Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Part of Ford’s 1966 Le Mans podium sweep, this GT40 Mk II could set an auction record – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

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The 1966 LeMans Ford GT40 Mk II goes up for sale at the 2018 Monterey Car Week RM Sotheby’s auction and is expected to break records at an estimated $9 – $12 Million

Chassis No P/1016
Engine No HA 1697
RM Sotheby’s listing of the car can be found here