Huayras of #carweek2015

As if the Monterey Car Week wasn't already overloaded, Pagani used the occasion to host Pagani Raduno which was a multi-day tour culminating in Big Sur near Monterey.

Eleven Huayras participated in the four day event which began in LA. All but one of these came up for the Monterey Car Week and nine were displayed at The Quail.

Some of the most individualized cars were participating including the La Monza Liza and ‘The King’ 1 of 1.

Our gallery has ten Huayras from various spots as found by Richard Owen, David Burton and Steve Burton during the Monterey Car week.


Ferraris of the Pebble Beach Road Races.

In support of the 2015 Monterey Ferrari year, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance devoted a class to Ferraris that raced the Pebble Beach Road Races. It was these races that started the Monterey car week in 1950 in conjunction with the car show at The Lodge.

For the first time, Pebble did a second tour on Friday in which the Ferraris retraced the old route of the track near The Lodge. We quickly put ourselves in the last remaining original part of the track and shot the Ferraris that raced it 50 years ago.

For Pebble both 0058M and 0010M were painted in their original Road Race livery for the event.

Our gallery of this class has images from the Tour d'Elegance, the Concours d'Elegance and the second touR retracing the old route.


Class Winners from PB2015

This year the 1924/1932 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A of The Patterson Collection won the 2015 Pebble Beach Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

This striking car was chosen by the honorary judges and features a 1932 Swiss Worblaufen body on a 1924 chassis.

The winning car appeared at Pebble after a multi-year restoration by RM Restorations. Patterson purchased it from Retromobile in 2004 from Artcurial auctions for €1,256,000.

We have assembled a gallery page of all the class winners which shows exactly which cars the honorary judges had to chose from.


2015 Exotics on Cannery Row

Today the inaugural Exotics on Cannery Row (EOCR) was a resounding success and firmly planted itself as one of the best new events to emerge in Monterey in the last 10 years.

The same team which is responsible for Fuel Run and the Gold Rush Rally took a bold move to secure Cannery Row in Pacific Grove for an out-and-out supercar spectacle.

The historic district of Cannery Row, known for packing sardines in a previous life, was filled today with 100s of new cars and among them the new LaFerraris, Huayras, 918s and P1s were crowd favorites.

We did our best to capture the cars through the crowd. If our images are any indication, then this event is going to become a staple in of #carweek.


LaFerraris of #carweek2015

LaFerrari is one of the top spots during this week's car week in Monterey, California.

We have compiled a page with all our LaFerrari sightings.

If you run into any additional cars please let us know.


Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival 2015

The 2015 Monterey Car week glamour has officially begun with Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival.

This year a stellar showing of supercars was on site including many top manufacturers with official displays.

We were pleased to see official displays by Koenigsegg and Pagani which included the Pagani Zonda Revolucion and Koenigsegg One:1.

These great cars and more can be found in our feature gallery of Gordon's Event.


2015 Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview

This year's Monterey Motorsports Reunion is bringing together an entire race dedicated to the Shelby GT350. The over 2.5-litre class is already typically filled with Mustangs, but this special feature will bring out 39 GT350s.

With today's pre-reunion event now over, we have prepared a preview gallery with some of the new cars present at Laguna. We found a newly restored Porsche 908, Nissan 280ZX and an incredible set of post-war Alfas.

Among the many manufacturer displays, BMW will bring the 2002 BMW M3 GTR Straßenversion from the factory collection in Germany. This will be the second time this model has been seen in North America.

Right now Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway might be at a crossroads as the local, long-term sanctioning body SCRAMP is being pressured-out in favor of the ISC which is known for its NASCAR events. As Laguna Seca is built on a County Park, this could jeopardize the agreement with the Monterey County Parks Department.


2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

This year was the 23rd running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb which was won outright by Olly Clark driving his Subaru Impreza 'Gobstopper II'.

Of course there were plenty of great sights, but for many the assembled display of Mercedes-Benz 300 SLRs defined the event. All but one surviving car were at Goodwood including Stirling Moss who piloted 722 up the hill.

Many companies used Goodwood to show off new cars. Lotus unveiled the Lotus 3-Eleven and Aston had their DB9 GT.

Track day specials were especially popular at Goodwood this year. Cars like the Aston Martin Vulcan, Ferrari FXX K and McLaren P1 GTR showcased the pinnacle of sports car performance.

The Supercar run had all of the usual suspects and was won by Anthony Reid in a Noble M600.

All these great cars and more can be found in our feature gallery.


Porsche win Le Mans 1-2

After racing all day, night and day, Porsche have defeated Audi at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year was a much faster event and the LMP1 hybrid cars managed to drop about three seconds a lap and Porsche broke the overall track record in qualifying with a 3:16.887 lap.

Drivers Nico Hülkenberg, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy won overall in their #19 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid. This was definitely was a surprise result from the non-season team in the Porsche roster with two rookies. Porsche favored the #17 car which was posed to win the 17th victory with drivers Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley who eventually finished second.

Nissan brought out a three car team with their radical 2015 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, but the rushed prep and lack of race testing meant that none of the cars would finish the race. They were also nearly 20 seconds of the leading pace.

Toyota also had a long 24 hour race. With just a two-car team, they were several seconds per lap behind the Audis and Porsches which meant the best they could do was 7th or 8th place overall.

For now we have prepared a gallery with the front-running LMP1 cars, and will add the LMP2, LM GTE PRO and LM GTE AM classes soon.


2015 Villa d'Este: All The Cars

Our evergrowing gallery of the Villa d'Este has reached a point of including every car from the show.

This year the coveted Coppa d'Oro, essentially the Best on Show, went to the two-tone 1950 Ferrari 166 MM that was a centerpiece of the Jacques Swaters collection from 1967 to 2012.

There are far too many notable cars to list, so here is the gallery split up by classes:

***We have now added the exceptional photography from Nicolas Jeannier of the Arthomobiles.***

.Concept Cars and Prototypes
Classe A: Stravaganza In Movimento
Classe B: Antidepressivi
Classe C: Storia Della Phantom
Classe D: Alta Sartoria
Classe E: Piloti Gentlemen
Classe F: Hollywood Sul Lago'
Classe G: L'arrivo Dello Sportivo
Classe H: Mai Abbastanza Veloci
Classe I: Due Posti Contro Il Cronometro'


Concepts & Prototypes From Villa d'Este

Today was the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este proper, so we have spent some time assembling a gallery of the highly popular Concepts and Prototypes class.

As we mentioned earlier, we give big props to both BMW and Zagato for releasing new cars at the event.

Jim Glickenhaus should also get a special mention for driving his SCG 003S to the event.

All these cars and more can be found in our gallery. We will be adding all the classic cars in due time.


RM Sothebys at Villa Erba

Just minutes ago RM Sotheby's concluded their Villa Erba sale which is held in conjunction with the Villa d'Este Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

Of the three main Ferraris on offer only the Ferrari 212 Export realized a sale at €6,720,000. This is a record for the 212 Export model which shares its lineage with the iconic 166 Barchetta.

The other spectacular 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione did not sell for €9,100,000 and 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider 2505 GT did not sell for €10,250,000.

Limited to just 36 cars, only the best examples were presented which realized top prices in the market. Ferrari supercars including the 288 GTO, Ferrari F40, Ferrari F50 and Ferrari Enzo all sold for above €1,00,000.

All the cars with descriptions and prices realized can be found in our feature gallery.


Villa d'Este Preview

Both BMW and Zagato take a nod to past with their upcoming prototypes for tomorrow's Villa d'Este.

BMW waited until earlier tonight to reveal their 3.0 CSL Hommage which is a modern interpretation of the classic 3.0 CSL

We have plenty of exciting variants of the 3.0 CSL on including the 1976 BMW 3.0 CSL Group 5, 1975 BMW 3.5 CSL IMSA and 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Group 2.

Zagato will used Villa to reveal their Mostro powered by Maserati. This car is a modern interpretation of the 1957 Maserati 450S Coupé.


Nürburgring 24

Without a doubt our favorite 24-hour enduro is the ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen.

Not only is the Nürburgring Nordschleife the most legendary of the classic circuits still around, but the organizers make room for all shapes and sizes of GT cars.

This year was notable for the debut of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus' exotic SCG 003C with a team of two cars. One crashed heavy into the wall leaving the other to finish a very respectable 10th overall

In the end, Christopher Mies, Edward Sandström, Nico Mueller and Laurens Vanthoor were overall winners with their Audi Sport Team WRT 2016 Audi R8 LMS ahead of the chasing BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW Z4 GT3 and Falken Motorsports 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Our gallery of the 24h-Rennen is a sight to behold with top images from Porsche, Audi and the super talented Gruppe C GmbH who officially photographed the frontrunners.

Porsche also used the occasion to launch their new 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 R which will likely be racing at this same event next year.


Mille Miglia 2015

At just over the half way point, over 400 entrants are making their way towards Rome in the Mille Miglia.

As usual, the pre-1955 entry list is sensational and filled with obscure Italian cars from the post-war era.

Our gallery captures the cars on the first leg from Brescia to Rimini, but we will be adding more images as the rally progresses.