Bugatti was the marque automobile at the just-concluded Monterey Auto Week. Several dozen of the famous machines, new and vintage, were showcased throughout the various auctions, car shows and racing divisions.
There’s no official “umbrella organization.” It’s just known as Monterey Auto Week. Events come and go, themes and locations change, and it’s all traditionally wrapped up with the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach.
Some of the most historically significant race cars ever associated with Dan Gurney will be presented together for the first time when the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion honors the motorsports pioneer.
A rare 1958 Ferrari 250 ‘Pontoon Fender’ Testa Rossa (serial #0738 TR) will be presented at RM Auctions’ 25th anniversary Sports & Classics of Monterey event in August, making it the most significant and valuable motor car ever offered during Monterey’s famed collector car auction week.
The International Geneva Motor Show (Salon International de l’Auto in French), held annually in March in the Geneva, Switzerland, is renowned for several reasons. It’s now 80 years old, it usually features more debuting cars than any other international car show. And the show is held on a “level playing field” Switzerland doesn’t have a native auto industry.
The Lexus CT 200h debuted at the Geneva Auto Show with two distinctions. It’s billed as the first premium compact model from Toyota’s luxury brand and the first full hybrid vehicle launched in its segment.
A one-of-a-kind 1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia, among the world’s most significant pre-war sports racing cars, will make its consignment debut at RM Auctions inaugural Sporting Classics of Monaco sale May 1 at the Grimaldi Forum in London.
Roman Mica, editor at-large for TheWeeklyDriver.com, recently visited the Chicago Auto Show. It featured some of the newest cars and concepts cars from manufacturers like Ford, Chevy, Honda, Toyota and KIA.
On the eve of the Washington Auto Show, Chevrolet has announced its lineup of fuel-efficient small and compact cars set for display throughout the event beginning January 27. The vehicles include: the Spark five-door mini car, Aveo RS show car and Cruze compact sedan.
Like the podium girls at major bicycle races around the globe, pretty women are a tradition at major auto shows. The women are hired as models by manufacturers to stand next to new cars and engage the press and public.
Roman Mica, a contributor editor to The Weekly Driver.com and owner and director of the car site TFLcar.com, just returned from the North American International Auto Show. Mica reported on many vehicles at the show, which like all car shows, included manufacturers’ concept vehicles like the MINI Beachcomber Concept Car.