Hooniverse Weekend Edition: Monterey California Weekend Review

Image Source: Rich Truesdell; Automotive Traveler

Yes it was quite a weekend on the Monterey Peninsula last weekend, with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, The Mecum at Monterey Classic Car Auction, The Monterey Historic Races (since renamed), the Concorso Italiano, and of course the Concours d’LeMons. Unfortunately, I wasn’t anywhere near California to cover the events, but there were other sites that blanketed the event, including our own Abraham Rodriguez who was at the Mecum event. With the help of Frank Filipponio of Autoblog and Rich Truesdell at Automotive Traveler, let’s all discover what happened at Monterey last weekend.

Last weekend, Rich wrote about the 1959 Fiat 682/RN2 Bartoletti Open-Deck Race Transporter, and as luck would have it, it was at Monterey. Read about it at Automotive Traveler, and then take a look at the images at the photo gallery.

The Concorso Italiano was held last Friday, with a myriad of Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. However, Rich Truesdell spent time around the Alfas’, Fiats, Lancias, Bizzarrinis, and other lesser knows Italian machinery, and he’s posted a library of images that you can access here.

Image Source: Rich Truesdell; Automotive Traveler

The Concours d’LeMons was the next event on Saturday, and, well, it was just as craptastic as the racing venue. Rich has put up a photo gallery of the entrants, and you can view it here.

Image Source: Rich Truesdell; Automotive Traveler

There was also a display of Mercedes Benz Historic Vehicles that was in the process if being set up for the Pebble Beach Concours, and you can see the images by following this link.

Image Source: Drew Phillips Photography for Autoblog

The Monterey Historic Races have been renames as the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and Autoblog’s Frank Filipponio covered this event. You can read about it here.

Finally the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance went off without a hitch, crowning an unusual entry; a1933 Delage D8S De Villars Roadster. Rich goes on to explain why he thought this was the correct choice, and you can read about it here.
Read more of Frank Filipponio’s Monterey Postings at Autoblog.

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  1. longrooffan Avatar

    Also, kashgar spotted some excellent Hoonilicious cars in the paddock at the Historics Races.
    Clink this link to get there. Be sure to follow Rich's link in the comments for a real surprise!

  2. scroggzilla Avatar

    I would also recommend the ultimatecarpage.com's prontastic galleries showing the Tour d'Elegance and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Melissen brothers (at least, I think they're brothers) definately have a way with a digital camera. http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/gallery/22211/Welchttp://www.ultimatecarpage.com/gallery/21901/Welc

    1. skitter Avatar

      That was some excellent photography. The Adventurer II and a Ghia Supersonic in the same place? Be still my heart.

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