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Auto Shows2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates

22:40  16 august  2019
22:40  16 august  2019 Source:   caranddriver.com

Pininfarina-designed Karma GT will make its US debut at Monterey Car Week

Pininfarina-designed Karma GT will make its US debut at Monterey Car Week It's stunning, so it's a perfect fit for Pebble Beach.

2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates© Don Kelsen - Car and Driver Reporting in to bring you the sights, sounds, and adventures of the most interesting car gathering there is.

Read everything else we have to say about Monterey Car Week and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

There's so much money and there are so many great cars on the peninsula this weekend that even parking lots can look like spectacular car shows. We are on the ground and at the major events, and we will be bringing you live updates. Stay tuned! –Jared Gall

Spotted: Volkswagen I.D. Buggy

Spotted at a beach parking lot on Seventeen Mile Road is the VW I.D. Buggy concept, which is making its U.S. debut at Monterey Car Week this weekend. The concept car has a 155-mile range and a top speed of 99 mph.

What It's Like to Judge a Prestigious Classic-Car Concours

What It's Like to Judge a Prestigious Classic-Car Concours An interview with automotive journalist, author, concours judge, and historian Ken Gross. 

2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates© Sharon Silke Carty Pebble Beach Car Week Live Updates

We noticed the car while out on a morning run, and waving to us from behind the driver's seat is Georg Kacher, European bureau chief for Automobile Magazine and a Car and Driver alumnus from the early 1980s. –Sharon Silke Carty

2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates© Eddie Alterman Breakfast with Bugatti.JPG

Four Bugatti Type 51s out for a morning shoot. Scratch that—THE four Type 51s out for a morning shoot. –Eddie Alterman

2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates© Eddie Alterman BREAKFAST WITH BUGATTI 2.JPG

Acura Is Looking for a Hit. Maybe It's This Type S Concept

2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates© Tony Quiroga Acura Type S Concept

Acura unveiled its Type S concept this evening near Carmel, California. The car looks larger in person than expected, but the design is as clean and uncluttered as the studio shots Acura unveiled earlier this week. We previewed the Type S concept in a story earlier this week; the proportions and the stance are impressive in person. The concept hints at the future design direction for the brand as well as what the next-gen TLX will look like.

1931 Studebaker Special Indy Car Touches Off Bidding War

1931 Studebaker Special Indy Car Touches Off Bidding War The end result was a world record. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Earlier today during Monterey Car Week, a 1931 Studebaker Special Indy Car set yet a record, netting $1,105,000 at auction. When it crossed the block at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auctions, it was already poised to set the record as the most expensive Studebaker ever to be sold.

2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates© Tony Quiroga Acura Type S Concept

We expect that most of the proportions and the clean and uncluttered look will carry through to production. The lighting elements, which are closely related to what's currently in the Acura lineup, will likely also make it to production.

2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates© Tony Quiroga Acura Type S Concept There’s no interior in the concept, so what Acura might do inside is still unknown. —Tony Quiroga

Missed You, Meredith

2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates© Daniel Pund 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

The single greatest thing about Monterey Car Week is not the immaculately restored prewar cars on the lawn at Pebble Beach. And, though they're thunderingly awesome, even the old golden-era Trans-Am race cars that blast around Laguna Seca at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion aren't the best part of the week, either. No, the best part is meeting up with old friends. And by "old friends" I mean Meredith. And by Meredith, I mean the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder the company has named Meredith.

F1 Ferrari Driven By Niki Lauda Sells In Monterey

F1 Ferrari Driven By Niki Lauda Sells In Monterey This legendary race car was able to bring home one more victory. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Both good and bad fortunes have come to fruition in Monterey this weekend. One of the solid victories was for a car that’s used to snagging the checkered flag, a 1975 Ferrari 312T driven by Niki Lauda. It has an amazing backstory, fueling a bidding war that culminated in a $6 million sale at the hands of Gooding & Company.

2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates© Daniel Pund 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

You see, we have some history between us. Meredith is the car that set the lap record (2:43.1) at the 2014 edition of our Lightning Lap event. We also spent a couple of days with her in Miami, doing a story for our 60th-anniversary issue (July 2015). There, we paired her with a 1989 Porsche 959 belonging to the late IMSA racer Preston Henn.

Porsche Cars North America decided that, once her time was done in its new-car test fleet, the company would keep Meredith around for kicks. The company trucked the deep-blue Meredith out to California to drive up the coast with a pack of mostly newer GT-series cars. It was great to spend a little time with our old friend on California's byways. She remains as explosively fast, inscrutable, and lovely as ever. Until next time, Meredith. Be well. –Daniel Pund

2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates© Daniel Pund Lancia Stratos in Monterey

Welcome to Monterey, where you street-park your Lancia Stratos at Jamba Juice. — Daniel Pund

2019 Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week Live Updates© Car and Driver Unnamed German driver with 1932 Mercedes-Benz SSKL.

Mercedes-Benz SSKL, a.k.a. The Cucumber

Heresy and Brutality Are Always a Compelling Duo: 1932 Mercedes-Benz SSKL Re-Creation

Check Out The Sights At Monterey Car Week

Check Out The Sights At Monterey Car Week Even if you can’t attend the events, you can enjoy some of the cars. One of the most eclectic conglomerations of automotive events in the United States, Monterey Car Week has something for each kind of car fan, and even enough to keep the non-car folk happy. Once a year, collectors, restorers, enthusiasts, automakers, curious members of the public, and more descend on Monterey, California and the surrounding area, transforming it into one huge celebration. The week is jam-packed full of a whole range of events.

This is a re-creation of the 1932 Mercedes-Benz SSKL that Manfred von Brauchitsch took to 225 kph (140 mph) at AVUS. Having just ridden in it at speeds not exceeding 40 mph, and suffering several mild cardiac events in the process, I can only surmise that ol' Manfred was out of his damn kopf. It’s loud, brutal, and you can actually discern the firing order of the 325-hp 7.1-liter supercharged straight-six-cylinder. The original car was lost to time, but Mercedes re-created it in the guise of this one, taking an SSK chassis and drilling holes in it to achieve Leicht, or lightweight, spec. Mike Kunz, director of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in California, claims that many of his colleagues thought the process heretical. But that process is what brought this car—technically the first Silver Arrow, predating the W25—to life. –Eddie Alterman

Welcome to Pebble Beach

The year's most glaring illustration of the class divide is upon us. While gearheads around the Midwest converge on 10 miles of Woodward Avenue in Detroit for the Dream Cruise, the entire rest of the world descends on California's Monterey Peninsula for competitive displays of wealth.

Actually, "competition of elegance" is the literal translation of "concours d'elegance," but the competition has morphed and grown to such a degree that the two anchor events, the concours on Sunday and the historic races at Laguna Seca the preceding days, now support a bevy of satellite events, from the Legends of the Autobahn German-car show and Concorso Italia (we’ll let you figure that one out) to the inevitable contrarian show, the always hilarious Concours d'LeMons.

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