Monterey Wrap-Up

A long time coming, but we are now done Monterey. By featuring the major shows last week, we can now focus on the auctions and smaller events.

Some of the most talked about action came from the auction houses which sold a total of $133 million dollars in cars. Prices were high due to a low US dollar and that helped two California Spyders reach record levels. Gooding & Co sold the world’s oldest running automobile and also snagged the top sale of the weekend with their Boat Tail Bentley. A special mention should go to Christies who sold Steve McQueen’s Lusso for a staggering $2.31 million.

Friday was busy, and many were torn between two events. Our friend Stephan Bauer decided to visit the Concorso Italiano and capture everything it had to offer. His gallery includes the sparkling Lamborghini models and many of the recent supercars to hit the streets.

Meanwhile, we spent the afternoon at the Quail and found a delightful collection Cunninghams and Ferrari Series I Cabriolets. Top honors went to a vicious Cunningham C4R, but there were many exciting entries that could have taken the award.

This concludes our Monterey coverage. We would like the thank all the organizers for their hospitality and the volunteers that made these events happen.