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
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.