Jim’s Blog: Sights of Monterey

Monterey Car Week is a whirlwind of events, auctions, and car person fun. This year was my 10th Monterey, and after all these years, the one thing I’ve learned is that it doesn’t really matter where you go and what you do — if you’re a car person, just being in the area and wandering around town is an adventure in car spotting. No pricey tickets or exclusive memberships required. Of course, if you want to see everything, you’ll have to pay to play — but ACC was everywhere, and we had our cameras in hand.

We’re gearing up for the next issue of ACC this week, which will include results from the auctions as well as a lot of shots from the week. In the meantime, here are a few of the sights from this year’s events.

When’s the last time you saw a Tucker on the street? This one was in Pacific Grove, next to the Worldwide Auctioneers event.

 

Go! A 1910 Regal Model N Underslung from the Louwman Museum takes off on the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance.

 

A couple of our drivers for the week — a Superformance 1963 Corvette Grand Sport and a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. We’ll review both in the next issue.

 

A kid and his copilot get a bit of seat time at the Little Car Show in Pacific Grove.

 

Classic restored radios for sale at Pebble Beach Retro Auto, held at the Inn at Spanish Bay.

 

This year’s Russo and Steele auction offered “Mr. Voodoo,” a vintage drag racer still done up in ’60s style.

 

Pebble Beach Concours Judges look over a 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta convertible on the lawn on Concours Sunday.