Tag Archives: Gooding & Co

Pebble Beach Favorites

Ground Hog Day for Auto Journalists Like Phil Conner (Bill Murray) at the beginning of Groundhog Day, in August when writers for all the mainstream car magazines gather to cover the events at Monterey, they must get a bit jaded. Every year they … Continue reading

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Italian Gems

2016 at Concorso Italiano It may be unwise to begin a story about beautiful cars with pictures of an ugly one. Nevertheless yes, there are ugly Italian cars. There. I said it. This one was at the Concorso Italiano three years ago and … Continue reading

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Monterey 2015 – II

Monterey 2015 – Good, Bad, Ugly II We’ve posted our take on the joys and frustrations of getting to Monterey, and what to watch out for if you attend Concorso Italiano. What about the rest? Here’s an abridged guide to how … Continue reading

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Duesenberg; Pinnacle of the Classic Era

The Art of Performance By 1928, Fred and Augie Duesenberg had already established themselves as a force in racing. The only Americans to win the French Grand Prix in their own car, they had set a land speed record on … Continue reading

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Monterey 2014 – 5 Days of Automotive Porn – Day 5

Sunday – Concours d’Elegance Jon Shirley’s 1954 Ferrari 375 MM with Coupe body designed and built for Roberto Rossellini by Scaglietti. It placed 1st in Class M1 (Postwar Preservation), and also won the Most Elegant Sports Car Award and Art … Continue reading

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Shelby’s Step-child

Ford Mustang GT 350 50th Anniversary Celebration The first serial-numbered Mustang was a convertible. The first Mustang notchback to carry a serial number was this car, assembled from miscellaneous sources at a pre-production facility in February 1964, and originally shipped … Continue reading

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Monterey in August – The Big Show

The Best of the Best Three days before the Big Event, Joseph & Margie Cassini’s 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria stages in perfect weather for the start of the Tour d’Elegance at Monterey. It went on to win its … Continue reading

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