Monterey - Day Three

Saturday is in the bag and it was quite a day. We started late, getting to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Historics just before noon. Thankfully the place was packed. We walked the paddock, took in a few races, ate a "frog dog" (a hot dog inside french bread), and left around 3:30 p.m.

Back to Doug's house, threw on some slacks, and headed out to Pebble for a press conference with Devon Motorworks. They unveiled a new "super" car. Looked good. I'll write more about it later.

Then I went of the the Automotive Fine Arts Society reception. What a great collection of art, most of it out of my range but I did purchase a print by Bill Neale.

I also met some interesting people - Mark Fields, Executive Vice President of Ford, and President of the Americas, Congressman John Campbell, Edsel Ford, and his son Henry Ford III. There's a common thread between us all - cars. It's great to talk to people about something we all love; instead of looking for the differences, we found the commonality. Again, more later.

I then headed downtown and took in a little of the Russo and Steele, and RM auctions. The action was hot and I am happy to say the crowds were buying.

As I said to a friend I bumped into when asked how I was - "I'm great. This is all that matters right now, there is nothing beyond the horizon."

Tomorrow is the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Real life will have to wait.


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