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ONE DOZEN OF OUR FAVORITE CARS AT PEBBLE BEACH

ONE DOZEN OF OUR FAVORITE CARS AT PEBBLE BEACH

We borrowed the photography from Motor Trend, but our editor-in-chief, Legendary Car Guy, selected his favorite dozen of the superlative cars brought to this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Do you agree with the choices?  Where are the Ferrari?

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UPDATE:: SALE OF PINNACLE PORTFOLIO DURING MONTEREY CAR WEEK

UPDATE:: SALE OF PINNACLE PORTFOLIO DURING MONTEREY CAR WEEK

We’ve been telling you about the Pinnacle Portfolio for months.  25 stupendous cars belonging to one mystery guy were going on the block at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Week auction.   And they did, this past Thursday for a total exceeding $75 million.

Ferrari grabbed four of the top five spots.

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BEST *CAR & DRIVER* PIX FROM THE QUAIL AT MONTEREY

BEST *CAR & DRIVER* PIX FROM THE QUAIL AT MONTEREY

“The Quail – A Motorports Gathering” sounds right up our alley.  Magnificent setting on a manicured golf course in front of purple mountain majesty and fruited plains; epicurean dining; selection of cars curated by interesting people.  It costs $600, twice the price of Pebble Beach.

*Car & Driver* shot over 50 cars in this elegant esplanade.  Below are our favorite twenty-one.

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SNEAK PREVIEW: AUTOMOTIVE FINE ART SOCIETY BRINGS LATEST TO PEBBLE BEACH THIS SUNDAY

SNEAK PREVIEW: AUTOMOTIVE FINE ART SOCIETY BRINGS LATEST TO PEBBLE BEACH THIS SUNDAY

If you’re at the Pebble Beach Concours this Sunday, the best preserved most legendary cars in the world will have come from around the world to you. So has come the latest work from the most brilliant automotive fine artists.

What you are about to see is the spectacle of art that explores and dramatizes the essence of automotive art.

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ASTON MARTIN ROCKS IT AT PEBBLE BEACH WITH 6 HEAD-TURNERS

ASTON MARTIN ROCKS IT AT PEBBLE BEACH WITH 6 HEAD-TURNERS

Aston Martin wants Pebble Beach goers to remember how cool it is to be an Aston Martin!  So the iconic car maker has brought six of their most dazzling species, four of them representing North American debuts.

Ecstasy of style and sexiness. (If you like that kind of thing.)

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PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE IS STEPPING OUT THIS YEAR

PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE IS STEPPING OUT THIS YEAR

On this Sunday morning, like every other year in August, in Pebble Beach, classic and legendary cars will emerge from a fog enshrouded forest that represents the density of history.

This year looks more kick-ass than in the past, do you agree?

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IS THERE ANYWAY TO LIBERATE YOUR CAR FROM THE GARAGE?

IS THERE ANYWAY TO LIBERATE YOUR CAR FROM THE GARAGE?

In America, probably elsewhere, garages are really storage spaces for so much other than our cars. They pack in all the inventory of our lives that won’t fit into the house.

But what if a garage were engineered to optimize its original purpose? Like housing a car!

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WALLPAPER WEEKENDS #1: Ford GT40 Gulf Le Mans 1968

WALLPAPER WEEKENDS #1: Ford GT40 Gulf Le Mans 1968

We expect to offer fantastic high resolution images for your downloading pleasure most if not every weekend.  If you have a  high res image you think would make a great screensaver, please let us know!

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EARLY GERMANS DIDN’T KNOW HOW *EMOTIONAL’* THIS CAR WOULD LOOK TODAY

EARLY GERMANS DIDN’T KNOW HOW *EMOTIONAL’* THIS CAR WOULD LOOK TODAY

Rennlimousine meant “racing sedan” in 1930s. Within a month it’s going to mean *very emotional* for a car that was easily a decade ahead of its time. In fact, it’s the insemination of the Porsche 356.

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TOP GEAR’S CLARKSON, HAMMOND & MAY LAND IN AMAZON

TOP GEAR’S CLARKSON, HAMMOND & MAY LAND IN AMAZON

Jeremy Clarkson has tweeted that the former Top Gear trio has signed a deal with Amazon Video. Turns out Netflix is NOTflix when it comes to signing the three banished dukes of cardom.

So now you can get a garden hose and your favorite TV show from same place…

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27 AUTOMOTIVE FINE ARTISTS TO SHOW NEW WORK AT PEBBLE BEACH

27 AUTOMOTIVE FINE ARTISTS TO SHOW NEW WORK AT PEBBLE BEACH

From around the world they come to Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach every August. Descending private jets, emerging from supercars, or leaping from packed vans, they come to wander among a world-class collection of legendary cars before a majestic setting.

Many of the most astute car enthusiasts also come to see paint…

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PERFECT TIMING TO BE RICH & FREE! 2016 FERRARO 488 SPIDER!

PERFECT TIMING TO BE RICH & FREE! 2016 FERRARO 488 SPIDER!

If you’re in a financial position and mindset that money can buy you happiness… the 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider just got put on the shelf.

And it doesn’t have to be blue…

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MEMENTOs OF RACING HISTORY: TETHER CARS

MEMENTOs OF RACING HISTORY: TETHER CARS

Who hasn’t heard of slot racing? It’s still big. But way back in California around 1937, an alternative form of model racing was born. It was tether car racing.

Now the replicas of these models are very collectible (and ownable)…

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XCAR BRINGS US UP TO DATE ON 2016 FORD GT

XCAR BRINGS US UP TO DATE ON 2016 FORD GT

Ford has invited Xcar into the studio for the latest information on the Ford GT, which is being anticipated with salivation and beads of sweat.  We also get a good dose of the glorious heritage of this new version.

Watch the video!

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GLUB, GLUB… 1956 CHRYSLER NORSEMAN COUPE (NOW 1:18 MODEL)

GLUB, GLUB… 1956 CHRYSLER NORSEMAN COUPE (NOW 1:18 MODEL)

Ever hear of the 1956 Chrysler Norseman Coupe? Some say it could have buoyed Chrysler’s fortunes forever. But the car sank in the ocean. Now it’s a scale model.

Believe it or not…

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SHARK-NOSED FERRARI READY TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF A BILLIONAIRE

SHARK-NOSED FERRARI READY TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF A BILLIONAIRE

One of a kind 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale may reach $16,000,000 at the Gooding Auction during Pebble Beach festivities August 15 – 16.

What makes this car such a catch?

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SHELBY DAYTONA COUPES COME BACK TO LIFE!

SHELBY DAYTONA COUPES COME BACK TO LIFE!

Shelby American is making Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes again.  You don’t have to cough up $7 million to grab one at auction.  (But you still may want to win a Powerball lottery.)

And you can even add your own history…

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BIZZARRINI P538 – A GIFT FROM THE GODS OF DESIGN

BIZZARRINI P538 – A GIFT FROM THE GODS OF DESIGN

Rakish. Rapturous.  Ecstatic.  *Bizzarrini* sounds like the name of one of heads of the five families (Godfather I), but this sports car just slays you with its looks.  A Bizzarrini P538 is emerging from the diaspora of rare Italian sports cars of the sixties and will be sold in a couple of weeks.

Gather around, and hear the tale…

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NOW YOU CAN GARAGE YOUR CAR WITHOUT A GARAGE

NOW YOU CAN GARAGE YOUR CAR WITHOUT A GARAGE

A Chinese company has invented a solar powered retractable garage. Works in a regular parking space.

Why didn’t you think of that?!

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FREE RESOURCE: PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEGENDS FROM GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

FREE RESOURCE: PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEGENDS FROM GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Part of the glorious Goodwood Festival of Speed is creation of the *Goodwood Greats* – the legendary cars invited to Goodwood exquisitely photographed by top commercial shooter Antony Fraser. You have access to these pix!

Think wallpaper for your computer screen…

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TWIST & SHOUT! MAZDA MAYHEM AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

TWIST & SHOUT! MAZDA MAYHEM AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Greeting guests at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed is a twisting helix towering 131 feet in the air. Turns out it’s a track and soaring along the track into the sky, are two Mazda racers. Talk about putting your racers on a pedestal!

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WHEN GARY WAS TOLD LET YOUR MIND RUN WILD… HE DID!

WHEN GARY WAS TOLD LET YOUR MIND RUN WILD… HE DID!

The guy who designed this car should be put in charge of designing the next Prowler or Crossfire.  Or at least the next Pacer.  Drawing inspiration from George Jetson’s daily driver,  he created the *Beatnik Bubbletop* – a cavalcade of car parts brilliantly conjured together.

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HOLY COW! THAT’S HOW THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WORKS??

HOLY COW! THAT’S HOW THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WORKS??

Thanks to Stumbleupon, we stumbled upon an amazingly clear infographic of how the internal combustion engine works. What’s so great about this animated diagram is even though you already know how it all works, when you see it graphically illustrated, clarity invades your brain.  In a good way…

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MYSTERY MAN COLLECTOR TO AUCTION *HIGHEST VALUE* COLLECTION OF ALL TIME

MYSTERY MAN COLLECTOR TO AUCTION *HIGHEST VALUE* COLLECTION OF ALL TIME

Some Florida guy – cloaked in secrecy – has been quietly amassing the world’s iconic sports and racing cars from the 50s and 60s plus today’s supercars. Until now: maybe just a rumor. Coming on August 13, RM Sotheby is going to auction that clandestine collection off in Monterey. It will be the most valuable private collection of cars ever auctioned!

Cat’s out of the bag now….

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