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Monterey Peninsula: a mecca for all things automotive

A rare Kaiser Darrin at Monterey Auto Week

Monterey Car Week is a misnomer. The yearly congregation of nearly all things automotive lasts 10 days. The car shows, auctions, tours, exhibits, forums and memorabilia sales presented in August are also held in cities throughout the Monterey Peninsula. The 2017 diverse motoring collective (www.whatsupmonterey.com) will be held Aug. 11-20. The automotive sensory overload will …

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Academy Awards often an homage to new, vintage cars

Part of the vehicle entourage in Mad Max: Fury Road an Academy Awards nominee for Best Picture.

Perhaps only second to the theme of love, cars are nearly an inescapable part of movies. Among this year’s Best Picture nominations in the upcoming Academy Awards extravaganza, vintage and futuristic vehicles are prominent in Mad Max: Fury Road, Brooklyn and Bridge of Spies. But while prominent, cars aren’t the stars of any of this …

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Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche fetches $1.76 million

The Porsche 356 Porsche owned and driver by Janis Joplin sold for a record $1.76 million.

The 1964 Porsche 356 C1600 SC Cabriolet owned and used as a daily driver by rock and roll star Janis Joplin sold Dec. 10 in New York for $1.76 million at the RM Sotheby’s auction and far exceeded the expected selling price. The announced price in the auction title “Driven By Disruption” was prompted by …

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Thinking about visiting Disneyland? How about owning a ride?

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You can go to Disneyland to ride on an attraction — just like everyone else. Or you can own a Disneyland attraction car ride. Several vintage attraction car rides will be among more than 800 items of memorabilia from Disneyland offered in a live auction Nov. 21 from Van Eaton Galleries’ “Collecting Disneyland” auction. According …

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