Ten things to take away from Monterey Week 2017

Once again, a pre-War car triumphed at Pebble Beach. Congratulations, then, to longstanding collector Bruce McCaw and his rakish 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Type. With ‘car week’ now officially over, let's take a look at the emerging trends from the event.
 
1) The Empire Strikes Back. Despite many youthful challengers vying for the top spot on the 18th Fairway, it...

2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: Photo gallery

Photographers are made of sterner stuff. We sent top photographer Tim Scott on a mission: to capture a flavour of this year’s Concours d’Elegance. Getting those shots isn’t easy, but things become a whole lot simpler if you arrive at the Concours field at 05:30…

Pebble Beach’s famous ‘Dawn Patrol’ is not for the faint-hearted but the r...
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Lightweight E-type sells post-sale for $8m

The ex-Cunningham Jaguar offered by Bonhams at Quail Lodge has found a new owner in a post-sale deal worth $8m.

Also sold after the event was Lot 81, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS. It achieved $1.55m. Both prices include buyer’s premium. We also understand that the 'Daytona' Spider has found a new home, price, as yet, u...

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion: A day at the races

Set the alarm early on Saturday morning and head for the hills – experienced visitors to car week have been doing this for years. We managed to snatch a few hours at the Mazda Raceway and bring you a flavour of what was going on at The Track....
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Saturday Night Fever: RM and Gooding take two-day Monterey gross to $266m

In a dramatic turnaround, two strong Saturday evening sales mean that, working on provisional figures, the combined gross for the three international houses in Monterey this year is $265,998,150 (2016: $282,357,750).

The percentage sold by number is a shade off, but still healthy at 81% (2016: 84%), and the good news for vendors...

RM’s $22.55m DBR1 tops the charts on first day of the Monterey Week sales

It was a good day for McLaren F1s and racing Astons, an average one for Ferraris and a disappointing one for pre-War classics.

The combined (provisional) gross for Bonhams, RM and Gooding today was $151.6m.

The US-spec McLaren F1 at Bonhams led the way after a tense bidding battle between a Hong Kong collector, ...

Monterey 2017: The Tour d’Elegance and news from the salerooms

When the 5-minute boards are shown on Portola Road at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, signalling the imminent start of the Tour d’Elegance, you know that events proper at Monterey Week are now in full swing.

We watched some of this year’s cars on the Tour, before heading for the salerooms.

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The action goes on... Wednesday in Monterey

The streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea now returned to normal, bar the occasional big-block Cobra or Alfa SZ, it was time for Monterey Week visitors to look further afield for entertainment.
Wednesday night is traditionally the big party at the Monterey Jet Center. Ace photographer Tim Scott went along to catch all the action, but be...
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