1955 Jaguar D-Type tops RM Sotheby’s sale

MONTEREY, Calif. _ RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale was led by a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, chassis no. XKD 501, which sold for $21,780,000. According to RM Sotheby’s, the figure was the highest price ever achieved for a British automobile at auction. The 1956 Le Mans-winning D-Type was the subject of a 15-minute bidding contest between four collectors...

The story behind this picture: The Bob Estes team had an interesting encounter at Indianapolis in 1950 with screen legend Clark Gable, who happened to be at the Speedway while filming the Indianapolis-themed race drama, To Please a Lady. He posed for a photograph behind the wheel of the Bob Estes Special, including Estes team members Jack Doulin, Joe James, Jud Phillips, and Dick Ford, with Henry Banks, the AAA National Champion, sitting atop the wall in the background.

1948 Bob Estes Special to cross auction block

BURBANK, Calif. _   The 1948 Bob Estes Special Indianapolis 500 car will be up for bids at the Rick Cole Auctions Monterey sale Aug. 18-20. With a Mercury Flathead V8 and Ardun OHV cylinder heads, the racer has been freshly restored and is being sold by the family of its original sponsor, Bob Estes,...


Mullin Automotive Museum bringing France’s finest to Monterey

Oxnard, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum will be bringing rare and iconic vehicles to Monterey in mid-August that showcase the engineering, art and elegance that defined the best French automakers from the dawn of the automotive age through the performance era of the early 1970s. Eight vehicles will be shown at four events...

Jay Leno to cover Monterey auction and show week in new program on CNBC.

New CNBC TV program ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ to premiere Aug. 31

CNBC will premiere “Jay Leno’s Garage: The Ultimate Car Week” on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 10PM ET/PT. Based on his Emmy-winning web series “Jay Leno’s Garage,” this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey in August, America’s ultimate automotive week-long celebration. Hosted by Jay Leno, the legendary comedian and one of the world’s...

Monterey 2014 Travel Guide

Heading to the Monterey Peninsula this August for the week-long collector car  extravaganza? Here are some of the main attractions – from concours to auctions: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. Location: 18th Fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links 831-622-1700 First conducted in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance...

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Police seek help finding Chevys stolen from Monterey auctions

Authorities in California are seeking help locating three vintage Chevrolets stolen from auction sites during the annual Monterey classic car week. Stolen were a white 1961 Impala convertible and a 1957 cream-colored Bel Air from the Mecum Auctions site, and a red 1961 Chevrolet Impala convertible from Russo and Steele.