Recent Blog Posts
This is coming to you from San Francisco International Airport, where I’m waiting to board my direct flight back to SCM World Headquarters in Portland.
My ride from Monterey to SFO was a 2017 Chevrolet Volt, and driving this high-tech hybrid was a vehicular sorbet — a refreshing and relaxing change from a week of carbon-monoxide-spewing ...Read more
It’s a good thing I like cars. Monterey Car Week is just about the busiest time of my year, and each day is saturated with cars.
This will be my 29th year of attending the festivities on the Monterey Peninsula. I missed one year, 1991, as Alexandra was born that year on August 15. I would ...Read more
Collector Car News
Preliminary results show that total sales at the big five Monterey Car Week Auctions — RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co., Russo and Steele, Bonhams and Mecum — are an estimated $345 million — well short of the $397 million total in 2015.
The highest sale totals during Monterey Car Week were in 2014, with $463,744,226 in ...Read more
Richard Mattei’s 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet is on top of the collector car world.
Mattei’s Lancia won Best of Show at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 21. This was the first time Mattei entered a car at Pebble Beach.
“I was just happy to be an entrant at Pebble Beach — and ...Read more
When Harry Krix and Bill Wallet, co-chairmen and co-founders of the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance, decided their inaugural event — October 8 and 9 at the globally recognized Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton — would join the ranks of the premier concours circuit, they also decided to open the doors to a ...Read more
A new award ceremony is scheduled for Monterey Car Week this year — for the best car among the top 2015 concours-winning cars.
Sir Michael Kadoorie, Christian Philippsen, Chip Conner and Bruce Meyer have created the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.
The cars will be on display, and 23 judges will choose the winner at ...Read more
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