This year marks our sophomore year of pilgrimage to the California central coast for Monterey Car Week and we're beyond excited. And once again we're putting together a list of events we think exemplifies the cars, the culture, the events and the people that make this week the best on the calendar.
Sports car racing... it's a sport held close to my heart. And when the Tudor United Sports Car Championship is in Monterey my happy place is a quick drive to the California coast. This year the series is in year two of a marriage between ALMS and Grand-Am and by my track side observation there's no annulment in sight. Teams, drivers and fans all seem to be benefiting from the merger.
It's a rare thing that we've been blessed to have auto enthusiast film directors to bring us remarkable films such as Senna , 1, and Rush. And now we can add a fourth to the racing documentary genre, Adrenalin - The BMW Touring Car Story produced by Stereoscreen.
Tucked away in the small charming foothill town of Murphys, CA is Ironstone Vineyards which hosted it's annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance on the last Saturday of September. This years' event featured nearly 300+ antique, classic and sports cars from makes like Packard, Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow, Morgan, Pantera, Corvette, Porsche and more.
Everyone loves a properly sorted Bug and if you're in the market then look no further. This turnkey 1957 Volkswagen oval window Beetle has all the right tidbits that you'll need in your classic daily driver. We love the subdued yellow paint that appears to have been thoroughly applied with no obvious signs of over-spray. The Bug is probably the only car in the world that is at home in any solid or two-tone paint combination.