Highlights From Car Week:</br> The Quail, Pebble Beach & More
Freebies & Lot Cruising

It’s easy to call Monterey Car Week the ultimate week for cars, because, well… it is. A long-time tradition that shows no sign of slowing, Car Week has grown far beyond its core events into a near ceaseless assortment of affairs sure to please nearly every variety of car enthusiast.

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As the popularity of Car Week has increased, so has the number of shows and enthusiast get-togethers. These newer events are often free to the public making them a no-brainer for the car fan.

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One such show is Legends of the Autobahn – a celebration of cars from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

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When the event was just two years old in 2011, BMW unveiled their 328 Hommage concept at Legends, cementing its status as a staple among the alternative shows during car week.

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Registration is open to all models from the accepted manufacturers, which leads to a wonderfully broad spectrum of cars.

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Many of the cars are clearly driven and enjoyed, but there are also the immaculate, might-as-well-be-new examples that are enjoyed in a totally different way.

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Then there are the oddballs, which tend to be my favorites. This Rally R107 had my complete attention from the moment I saw it.

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Another personal favorite was this Mercedes ‘Heckflosse’ wagon. As huge fan of Benz’s vintage offerings and wagons in general, this car really ticked all the boxes for me. And it’s rare too. Information on production numbers is hard to find, but it is thought that only around 2000 Mercedes wagons were built in the ’60s.

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You’re guaranteed to see a lot of rented convertibles, but the parking lots at any of the events during Car Week are often shows in themselves.

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Wander long enough and you’ll come across cars you’d never find in the lot of your local supermarket.

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Your results may vary, which is part of the fun, but I happened upon a CLK-GTR. I’m not going to lie, I knew there was one in the greater Monterey area, but I didn’t expect to casually run into it.

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Not as rare (okay, not even close!), but still a very unusual sight stateside, was this E63 wagon. This is the type of car that I like to think only an enthusiast would buy, which is the only real theme to the parking lot ‘shows’ during Car Week.

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I mean, you don’t just happen to own a rally-spec Ferrari 308, you sort of have to want one.

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If you find yourself in the right lot at the right time, you might get to see the cars from the main shows being put away or driven off. While I was walking back to the car, I caught this 275 Spider after The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering had just ended.

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This DB4 Zagato was spotted on the same walk. Another incredible show car from The Quail.

The Quail
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The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has a well deserved reputation for bringing out the best of the best. With its limited crowds and upscale atmosphere, it has become the quintessential event of Car Week for many.

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The variety of automobiles on display is tremendous, but the thing they all have in common is some element that brings them ahead of the other cars in their respective categories. Like the Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso, arguably the best of the current modern coachbuilt cars.

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Or this, the Pagani Zonda Revolucion, a god even amongst other Zondas.

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It’s all a bit overwhelming honestly. I went from having seen only three Paganis in my life (which is a lot!), to seeing more than I can count on two hands in one afternoon.

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When you have a hyper-exclusive company like Pagani whose products are made to order and not to fill dealership floors, the possibilities for personal customization are endless. Colored carbon fiber? No problem. How well would you like to be able to see the weave through the color?

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My favorite example of Pagani customization that I saw were the seat inserts on this otherwise fairly reserved Huayra. It may seem odd at first glance, but it didn’t take long for me to love it.

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The vintage car enthusiast will have no trouble finding something they like either. Above is Jim Glickenhaus’s stunning Ferrari 412P, looking ready for Le Mans.

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This Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale was one of two in the area for Car Week (you’ll find the other here), and it took the overall Best in Show award at The Quail.

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Looking at the beautiful design and history of this car it isn’t hard to see why. This was the fastest commercially available car when it was new in 1968. However, Alfa Romeo only ever built 18 of them, so the chances of getting your hands on one, even back in ’68, were slight.

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Here’s another rarity – the Italian-designed and Corvette 327 powered Bizzarrini Strada. Bizzarrinis are not exactly easy to come by, but this is definitely the first I’ve seen in such a nice shade of blue.

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Manufacturers are well represented at The Quail as well, many of them showing off their concepts to attendees.

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How often do you get to walk right up to a concept car, let alone what might be considered the concept car of the moment, the Ford GT. It’s nothing out of the ordinary at The Quail…

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Celebrity sightings aren’t unusual around the Gathering either, especially if you’re conscious of the automotive world’s VIP. Above we have Jay Leno and Christian von Koenigsegg in front of a One:1, about to shoot a segment for Jay’s Garage.

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Spectacular cars attract spectacular pants!

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I have so much more from The Quail, but I simply don’t have the space to it share here. If you can find an opportunity to attend this event, which has a history of selling out almost immediately, take it.

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In bringing out the best of what all the shows in the area have to offer, The Quail could be described as the essence of Car Week. It’s the prime culmination of all the varieties of cars you expect to see in Monterey, and then some.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
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Taking place on the final day of the week, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the event of Car Week. It’s the reason there even is a Car Week.

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Widely considered the greatest car show of its kind, the Concours celebrated its 65th anniversary this year.

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As the event has grown gradually over the years, it has also diversified. A few years back was the first year for motorcycles and this year there was a new class for Mercury customs.

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Seeing these lead sleds near the Pre-War cars that Pebble Beach is so well known for was a sight I won’t soon forget.

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There’s always guaranteed to be something that you were never expecting to see on the 18th fairway, like this Mercedes-Benz C111. Then again, it’s no surprise when you consider the significance of a car like this, which was so far ahead of its time both feature and design-wise.

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There are also preservation or ‘barn-find’ classes for cars in unrestored condition. It was so interesting to see such an iconic car like the 250 California more or less untouched by anything but age.

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Pebble Beach brings out the absolute cream of the crop, so just having your car invited to the Concours is a tremendous honor. To have it win is even greater.

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I didn’t get to see who won Best in Show this year (an Isotta Fraschini, apparently), as I was too far away from the crowd that probably would have blocked any clear view of it anyway. But that’s okay, because there is nothing bad at Pebble Beach.

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For me, it’s not really about who won anyway – it’s about getting to see the cars you once thought you might only see in pictures or history books.

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It’s about seeing so many vintage Ferraris in one place that you actually have the opportunity to compare the shades of red they’re painted with.

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It’s about the outlandish hood ornaments that decorate these extraordinary cars.

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There’s simply so much to see that you’d really have to work to take in everything.

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It may be cliché to say, but the Pebble Beach Concours really does have something for everyone.

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Like most great things in life, Pebble Beach must be experienced first-hand to be understood too. There’s an elevated sense in the air that comes with being in the presence of such exclusive machinery.

I hope you enjoy the extra-large Bonus Images chapter below for this one. Maybe a barrage of images will scratch the surface of what it’s like to be there. If not, you’ll simply have to go. You should anyway.

Otis Blank
otis@speedhunters.com
Instagram: otisblank

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the_escape_road

Most excellent !

2

OH, WOW! Mind-blowing masterpieces EVERYWHERE! As a fan of classic cars, this IS HEAVEN!

These were FINE ART on WHEELS. Very difficult to pick a favorite...

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OH, WOW! Mind-blowing masterpieces EVERYWHERE! As a fan of classic cars, this IS HEAVEN!

These were FINE ART on WHEELS. Very difficult to pick a favorite...

4

Gorgeous cars, in unbelievable environment! I want to go there

5
lockedoutofacount

great article as always but I'm surprised I don't see you guys at the NSRA meets in Louisville Kentucky where there is literally 30,000 muscle cars there and people from all over the country show up I've seen mustangs Camaros chargers challengers 440 barrel cudas gran turinos corvettes 2 of the famous 69 GTO Judge convertibles there (one was a survivor with the original paint and everything it was a sight) original Grand prix hot wheels performance Chevys (the tuned ones) etc. you guys should show up to that next year it's in august

7
WilliamvanWingerden

RicardoSmits most likely a Delahaye 165 from the late 30's

8

Mind Blown.

9

Close! It's a Bugatti 57C owned by the Shah of Iran. Gorgeous car.

10

Those classics really hits me in the... I don't know

11

Anthony959rs "Very difficult to pick a favorite" indeed it is

12

Monterey Car Week: No dirty poors or proletariat allowed.

13

Oh god please tell me you got more info on that Ferrari 250 California barnfind. Has the trunk been damaged by the magazines?
I love barnfind stories and I think it would be a great addition to the Speedhunters portfolio. Well except that most barnfinds didn't see "speed" for many moons ^^

14
EricSeanDelaney

I can't pinpoint it, but something about your photos are really pleasing to my eyes.

15
JeanBastienBlanchard

Max @Ghettoporsche 
It is the 250 SWB ex-Alain Delon auctioned February 6, 2015 at Retromobile, France.
The auction here :


https://youtu.be/7N_FVMfl0Jo

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Max @Ghettoporsche

The Maserati just behind was part of the same auction as well.

17

Hi,
Need some help to identify 2 cars :
- the blue one just before the CLK GTR.
- the white one in the last picture before the bonus pics.
Thanks.

19

JulienCausse First one is an Aston Martin V12 Zagato, second is a 1953 Ghia-bodied Fiat Abarth 1100, more info on that one here: http://brendanmcaleer.kinja.com/a-guy-in-a-t-shirt-nearly-won-pebble-beach-with-this-se-1725364815

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Thanks for the answers

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KRACKEN Released

Watched the auction video for the Ferrari 250 GT California.  Thanks http://www.livefyre.com/profile/88703884/
Man, I get the concept of a unrestored car's inherit value...but seeing that car sell for $14.2 million Euros (nearly $16 million USD) is kinda mind-blowing.


Under $11 million USD buys one that you can actually DRIVE.
Oh well, rich-people problems...I suppose.


For the record...that's the price of 2-3 sleek beach houses in Malibu.  Orrr, SIXTEEN $1 million dollar homes in Oahu, Hawaii.  Reeeeeaaallly, reaaaly nice homes (yeah, near the ocean).



But, of course, there's ONE jalopy Ferrari with your name on it.  I always thought of myself as a gearhead, but that puts things into perspective. 



Must
Be
Nice.

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KRACKEN Released

Watched the auction video for the Ferrari 250 GT California.  Thanks http://www.livefyre.com/profile/88703884/
Man, I get the concept of a unrestored car's inherit value...but seeing that car sell for $14.2 million Euros (nearly $16 million USD) is kinda mind-blowing.


Under $11 million USD buys one that you can actually DRIVE.
Oh well, rich-people problems...I suppose.


For the record...that's the price of 2-3 sleek beach houses in Malibu.  Orrr, SIXTEEN $1 million dollar homes in Oahu, Hawaii.  Reeeeeaaallly, reaaaly nice homes (yeah, near the ocean).



But, of course, there's ONE jalopy Ferrari with your name on it.  I always thought of myself as a gearhead, but that puts things into perspective. 



Must
Be
Nice.

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KRACKEN Released

I won't even bring up the philanthropic implications of what $16 million dollars could do.
Certainly, it could pay the (low income housing) rent for everyone on skid row in Los Angeles for a few months.
If Justin Wilson's organ donations saved 6 people's lives.  I wonder what $16 million could do for people who can't even afford to see a doctor.

Hmmm, a vivid imagination certainly can create some dilemmas.

Nice Ferrari.

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KRACKEN Released

I won't even bring up the philanthropic implications of what $16 million dollars could do.
Certainly, it could pay the (low income housing) rent for everyone on skid row in Los Angeles for a few months.
If Justin Wilson's organ donations saved 6 people's lives.  I wonder what $16 million could do for people who can't even afford to see a doctor.

Hmmm, a vivid imagination certainly can create some dilemmas.

Nice Ferrari.

25

Anybody know what the yellow 'Harcraft' race car is? 
Its the car above the 1953 Ghia-bodied Fiat Abarth 1100. (second to last pic before bonus images)
Thanks.

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1962 Mickey Thompson Harcraft Special IndyCar ;)

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FunctionFirst Monterey Car Week: Your body must be THIS* ready before you enter.

*actual bodily readiness is judged on a case-to-case basis, regardless if attendee is a proletariat or bourgeois. FAIR WARNING: Nothing can prepare you for what you'll see come car week.

28

Could some kind soul please make known that the silver car in the foreground is. Looks almost like an Aston Martin badge but after 20 minutes looking on google I gave up. http://www.speedhunters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Monterey_Car_Week_2015_Pebble_Beach_Concours_dElegance_Speedhunters_Otis_Blank-046-680x454.jpg

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@KRACKEN Released  ..... then don't even start to think about what modern "art" goes for.

30

Seriously one of my favorite photo sets of the last couple months.  Got a little bit of everything in there!

31

Otis Blank 
Gorgeous it is

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JamelNarracott  Hyundai concept believe it or not

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JamelNarracott  Hyundai concept believe it or not

34

Such amazing cars

35

The Best of Show Isotta is owned by the Patterson Collection. I have been honored to have seen a lot of the cars from their collection and working with them at various Concours in the Midwest. They have won a few times over the years with some very beautiful cars.

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@AristoCat Thanks a lot!

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lockedoutofacount Sounds like any neighborhood classic car meet in SoCal. Does not even remotely hold a candle to this.

40

Beautiful pics! I would love to go someday. Some of those cars shown I have ever even seen before!

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Beautiful pics! I would love to go someday. Some of those cars shown I have ever even seen before!

42

This post is why I feel some articles need a "Download all as desktops" button. So. Much. Beauty.

43

This is one of my favourite posts so far this year, awesome

44

I was going to blast you for only putting up 1 pic of the CLK-GTR but then when I saw your other pics I see the light! Great job.
Now go find the CLK and do a post on it.

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I was going to blast you for only putting up 1 pic of the CLK-GTR but then when I saw your other pics I see the light! Great job.
Now go find the CLK and do a post on it.

46

Why all the pictures looks so blurish and yellowed ? Is it a kind of vintage photoshop filter ? I don't like it..

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Why all the pictures looks so blurish and yellowed ? Is it a kind of vintage photoshop filter ? I don't like it..

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@Alex Yes, not my cup of tea, and most of pictures are out of focus to give a vintage feeling. Nowadays it's a trend to misfire pictures, put a photoshop filter and tell it's "art".
Sad to see Speedhunters fell in this trap.

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Some of the best pictures I've seen on this website. Awesome variety and taste in cars. Love the filter you used

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@SugarMan x2. Can't stand the filter. Without it, the photos would be much better but I can't stand the yellowy tone.

51

Vintage cars being shot with vintage lenses for vintage looking photos? Oh no! Using specific equipment to achieve a certain look through practical means is truly a terrible trap! I didn't use any filters, unless you count a circular polarizing filter, the vignetting is a natural side effect of shooting wide open with that lens and there are no added flares. I'm sorry you don't like my 'misfires.'

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Otis Blank What did you use then, out of interest, if it's not post-production trickery? I'm not calling you out, I'm genuinely interested as I admire the photography on this site (yours included) and it's a big reason for coming. You could inform, rather than getting a little sniffy, and I'm sure SugarMan will apologise if he sees this... 
Thing is, a few of the images (The Mercedes C111 and SLR 722, for example, and there are a couple more) have a slightly yellow/almost sepia tone to them that looks like it could be an Instagram-esque filter. They're a little desaturated, and they differ from some of the others - in context, it seemed to my (admittedly far from even amateur) eye that it's more than just the light doing it; and most of the time these days when you see that colouring its come from post-production digital manilpulation to obtain a desired effect. Obviously, Instagram had to get their idea from somewhere, of course, but it's definitely unusual to see those sorts of tones these days; as despite reading a lot of decent material with excellent photos (here, Evo, Rouleur etc) I've definitely got used to the comparatively clinical nature of digital and the way the sensors process an image, and the use of colour film seems especially rare (apart from some of the boys at Evo mag and the like with their love of Fuji Velvia). 
So, obviously without all the specifics, (almost as bad as asking wheel specs in a build thread!) what gear did you use, so we can all learn?

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mrwicksy Thanks for the thoughtful question, you're right I should have given more explanation. Here's what I used, I don't mind getting in to specifics if people are interested: Nikon D750 with Nikon Nippon Kogaku 50mm F/1.4 w/ factory AI conversion, usually shot wide open at F/1.4 which is why many of the images are soft and have vignetting (just a little more than I like in most cases to be honest). The images you say look sepia are definitely a little warmer which I did because they looked a little 'clinical' or flat as you know digital photos can be, even through vintage glass. Maybe your monitor is fine and my eye is tired but I could see how if viewed on an uncalibrated monitor, or a monitor that tends to show colors more vividly that those photos would stand out among the rest in a way that might seem odd.  I find adding warmth gives photos a little more life, and it was hot as hell that day so maybe I did it subconsciously!

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It looks a little hazy from smoke. I assume that there are Forrest fires burning. I'm in BC and lots of smoke, I find that the light changes more yellow giving that vintage look in my pics as well. golden hour through smoke is a stunning time to shoot.

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Hi Otis ; this is Olivier F. from France and I'd like to know if - making a book on the french barn find 'Baillon collection' - it would be possible to obtain the right to use the Ferrari 250 SWB's and the Maserati A6G 2000's pictures you shot during Pebble Beach 2015 ?...
Thanks a lot...

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D1RGE : That one of the 288 GTO alone made my year.

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