Congratulations to Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Best of Show Winner
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 20, 2023) — A prewar Mercedes-Benz roadster that was first owned by the Shah of Afghanistan—one of just three similar cars surviving in the world today—was awarded the top prize at the 2023 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
This year, 216 cars from 18 countries and 30 states pulled onto the competition field of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and the car named Best of Show was a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster presented by Jim Patterson of the Patterson Collection in Louisville, Kentucky.
“This 540K balances strength with sweeping lines and style, and its history is unique,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “In talking with Jim about this car, I was impressed by the time and thought invested in this restoration. Every piece of this beautiful Mercedes-Benz was researched so carefully to honor its history.”
Martinis ? with Mike
From left to right; Corvette Mike V8tro, Christopher Piscitello, Nicholas Farros, Marcello Bigotti, Gary Baker and George Lyons
Photo by Lorrin Ortiz (yes of the CM hat girl fame)
The recap of the Monterey Car Week convened at Mission Ranch Inn Restaurant, a favorite of auction goers and car show entrants for over 40 plus years. You should have heard the gossip amongst the veteran car worshippers at the table. No recorders were allowed.
Photo by Lorrin Ortiz
If it wasn’t for the Corvette’s chief engineer, Zora Arkus Duntov, these Grand Sports would still only be a dream on the drawing board.
1965 Ford GT40 MK 1
Camera Car For the Movie With Steve McQueen!
Class O-1: Postwar Sports Racing 1st place winner
William H & Cheryl K. Swanson, Pebble Beach, California.
Mike and the KINDIGIT CF1
at the Quail
Overwhelming response by the crowd!
Kindigit Designs of Bitchin Rides and Corvette Mike have collaborated to bring you the Coolest of Bitchin Rides — a series dedicated to the ultimate resto-mods. The last of a true breed of combustion engines purpose-built by Lingenfelter, developing enough horsepower to rip the steel cords right off these Michelins.
The two year wait is over!
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Pagani Huayra Roadster El Cuavez
The Pagani display was epic!
The Pagani Huayra is a mid-engine supercar produced by Italian sports car manufacturer Pagani. It’s powered by a 6.0-liter twin- V12 engine developed by Mercedes Benz-AMG and backed by a 7-speed sequential gearbox The car has a top speed of 238mph and a 0-60mph time of 2.8 seconds! It is also capable of 1.66g of lateral acceleration.
Auctions Ending Soon!
This 1957 Chevrolet Corvette is powered by a fuel-injected 283ci V8 paired with a four-speed manual transmission and is finished in red over red vinyl and matching red coves. Equipment includes a white convertible soft top, windshield washers, seat belts, a heater, and an AM radio.
This absolutely beautiful Stingray rag top has been completely frame-off restored and features a #’s matching L46 small block V8, mated to a 4-spd. manual transmission. Options include power steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt/tele steering column, 3.36 Posi-Traction rear end, am/fm radio and both soft and hard tops. The paint is show-quality, and the car runs and drives like a champ! Everything works! Even the clock and fiber optic light monitoring system!
It’s documented the Protect-O-Plate, an N.C.R.S. Shipping Data Report, service receipts and a ’70 Corvette brochure.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that annually raises money for autistic and IDD charities. They have taken delivery of a 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Coupe with VIN 037 through Pittsburgh’s North Star Chevrolet, and will give it away to one lucky ticket holder on September 8th. The deadline to enter is Thursday, August 31! The 70th Anniversary Coupe is outfitted in Carbon Flash Black Metallic Paint with Satin Black Metallic Stripes, Satin Graphite Wheels with a Red Stripe, and 70th Anniversary badging. Also included is the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin Cup 2R tires, and Magnetic Selective Ride Control.
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