Concours On The Avenue, Carmel-.By-The-Sea. Glorious, simply glorious.

Monterey Car Week continues in my truncated 'week'. Last Saturday, August 7th, started it off at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. After two days off it continued Tuesday the 10th at the Concours On The Avenue ( on Ocean Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea. 

It was a typical coastal morning, overcast and cool, but that didn't dampen spirits. Or the crowd. There were plenty of cars to ogle. I thought the variety of makes and models was smaller than past years but there was enough to keep me drooling. I walked up and down the Avenue three times!

The '64 Ford in the background is a true lightweight drag racer. The yellow AMC AMX was beautiful. I saw it on Hwy 1 later that night. Good to see the cars being driven.

This is the engine in the '64 Galaxie, a 427 with 2 fours.

1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Supergioiello.

1948 Cadillac Series 61 with 346 cid flathead V8. 

1960 Buick Electra 225 convertible.

Ford Capri RS2600 homol0gation special.

RS2600 engine

Matra Bonnett Djet

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 (Daytona)

1940 Packard One-Ten Station wagon

1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk


1958 Dodge Custom Royal

I'm not sure what this was as there was no i.d. It looks kind of like a Kurtis but the suspension was different. That's a Windsor Ford engine in it.

Nice looking late '70s Ford Escort with a turbo'd Ford Duratec 4-cyliner shoehorned in.

I'm not sure but I think this is a replica of a XKE lightweight coupe. Nicely done.

I love these art deco Delahayes.

1911 Fiat S 76, The Beast of Turin.

1937 Lincoln Zephyr

Porsche 906

Ford GT40

'57 (?) GMC

429 Torino


Lancia Delta Integrale

Ford Cortina

The other iconic French car, the Citroen 2CV

No i.d.

Devin body, Porsche power.

Kaiser Darrin

1962 Oldsmobile F85 Jetfire with turbocharged engine.

All in all it was a very good day. I've said this before but Concours On The Avenue is one of the best car shows going. The fact that it is free is a plus that cannot be ignored. If you go next year take sweater for the morning, and remember to patronize the shops and restaurants. 



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