Monterey Car Week has come to a close. Our man Mad Science himself was there, and he took in the sights and sounds at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Young Greg Catch-A-Durian-Fruit was there with his family, and Parsh-Phanatic Bradley BrownHell was there to sniff the tailpipes of anything with an engine that lay flat.
We weren’t on the lawn though, and your not-so-humble author as actually never been at all for the automotive festivities (I once played golf there years ago, for free, way before I was in this racket… I shot a 112). Regardless, it’s hard not to pay attention to the event, that has seemingly swelled over the years. It’s always been crowded, but now with social media it seems to hit you (welcomingly, for the most part) from all angles.
That means we knew about the top dog the moment it happened. Above is your Best of Show (or Best IN Show, as every other website likes to incorrectly describe it); a 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A, with coachwork by Carrosserie Worblaufen. That’s a longer model and trim name than you standard Isotta Sport plus. Also it has two rear spares, which we assume helped it garner extra rah-rah sticks in the final vote tally procedure.
Regardless, we wanted you to soak in the winner for this year. We look forward to next year, when Pebble Beach looks to celebrate the Grand National and GNX*. It’s a bold move for the event, and we can’t wait to see how the attire on the lawn changes to suit the marque model.
*This may be a rumor.**
**That we started.***
***Which won’t happen until Pebble Beach 3065.