Ford Motor Co., the only Detroit automaker that did not file for bankruptcy or receive government bailout funding in 2009, has swept the 2010 North American Car and Truck Awards at the Detroit Auto Show with its Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect.
With its 60th anniversary celebration set for next August, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, founded in 1950 as a celebration of the automobile, has evolved … Read more
Amidst news of the hotel closing in November, Quail Lodge announces preparations have begun for The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, scheduled for Aug. 13, 2010. The Quail brings together automotive enthusiasts for a day of friendship, legendary cars and culinary delights on the Monterey Peninsula.
If you like all things automotive and all things Monterey Peninsula, there’s no better mix than Monterey Auto Week. Despite its name, it’s actually a 10-day span of vintage cars shows, auctions, specialty racing and automotive memorabilia.
Nearly 15 years after his retirement from full-time racing, Mario Andretti, at age 68, remains a dominant force. One of only two drivers to win race in the four major motor racing categories — Formula One, IndyCar (USAC), World Sportscar Championships and NASCAR — Andretti was the honored guest last week at the 35th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races and Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca.
Amid overcast skies and cool temperatures, Monterey Auto Week began Monday with the two-day Concours on the Avenue in Carmel with a wondrous selection of varied classic cars — Ferrari to Volkswagen, Ford to Bentley, Fiat to Lamborghini.
It’s often simply called Monterey Auto Week. No one organization oversees all of the activities, and it’s possible to attend perhaps only half of the events. The Concours d’Elegance, the grandfather of celebration, has been around for more than 50 years. And it’s still the grand finale to the festivities Sunday, Aug. 17.
Monterey Auto Week is hard to describe, particularly since it lasts nearly two weeks. And Monterey Auto Week isn’t really an official name, either, because … Read more
One reason I decided to attend the Tour of Missouri bicycle race in mid-September had little to do with cycling other than it’s a form of transportation. My real reason for going was simply the continuation of my now nearly 25-year enjoyment of travel. I had never been to the state before. But I had negotiated, as the author of The Weekly Driver auto review column, to test drive a 2008 Mercury Mariner for a week.