Nugget Staff Covers Monterey Car Week
Thanks to Nugget Staff Rich Tsai and Erik Bonney for providing a unique perspective and coverage of Monterey Car Week. Please click the links below to access their outstanding images. –The Editor
For those attending Monterey Car Week each year, Labor Day weekend usually is a time to recover and reflect back on the sensory overload of sights, sounds, and smells from a singular concentration of some of the world’s greatest car events. Next year (2018), will be even more fabulous with Rennsport Reunion following on September 27-30 about one month after “The Week.”
At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Bob Ingram with his family’s 1952 356 Reutter Cabriolet beat a 1965 AC Cobra 427 Roadster and a 1951 Cisitalia 202 SC Vignale Cabriolet to take the 1st place trophy in the post-war open class.
2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance images by Rich Tsai:
For North America, vintage racing at its best only occurs at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Rennsport Reunion. Porsche race and GT cars dominate the track, paddock, and corral at Laguna Seca Raceway. This year, Porsche displayed the 1,000,000 911 built in the paddock area. We anticipate that special vehicle will make its return to Monterey in 2018.
2017 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion images by Rich Tsai and Erik Bonney:
Gooding and Company is the official auction house at Pebble Beach. Those that remember the Steve McQueen film Le Mans will recognize the actual 1970 Porsche 917K used in the film. This special 917K crossed the block this year at $14,080,000 making up about 15% of the total sales of over $91 million at Gooding.
2017 Gooding Auction images by Rich Tsai and Erik Bonney: