August 13-18, 2019
Nothing could top the massive activities last year at Monterey when Nissan was the featured marque at Laguna Seca. It’s an event we will always remember thanks to Nissan and the amazing Datsun and Nissan fans! This year we won’t have a booth or presence at Laguna. Our primary focus during Monterey Week this year will be the American unveiling of the DeTomaso P72. An homage to the Shelby – DeTomaso P70 Brock designed in Italy in 1964, the P72 is a stunner. The Brocks’ current schedule:
- Wed 8/14: McCalls Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center
- Thur 8/15: Private DeTomaso P72 activity
- Fri 8/16:
- The Quail Motorsports Gathering on the grounds of the Quail Lodge
- Bonham’s Auction at the Quail Lodge where the original Shelby – DeTomaso P70 will go up for auction. Brock will be there!
- Sat 8/17:
- The morning begins with both Brocks being judges for the Concours d’ Lemons California, celebrating the Oddball, Mundane and Truly Awful of the Automotive World! at the Seaside City Hall (across from the Embassy Suites)
- Once done judging the Brocks will head to the Concorso Italiano where the DeTomaso P72 will be on display
- Sun 8/18: The DeTomaso P72 will be displayed on the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours.
3 thoughts on “Monterey Car Week”
Would love to see your thoughts — either on a blog or in a magazine article — on the new “Ford v Ferrari” movie. I saw it yesterday, and, although I know there are some problems with accuracy in some areas, I was impressed with it overall. I was particularly pleased that Ken Miles is finally getting recognition.
Many people have been asking my opinion of the Ford vs. Ferrari movie. I will keep it short but share this… it’s a Hollywood movie. When the first trailers came out it was apparent it would not be accurate and the scripts for the characters don’t reflect the people as they were.
There are some who are publishing all the inaccuracies in the movie. The fact that they think “all” the inaccuracies can be documented shows how little they know of the real people and events or even racing (downshift to pass someone on the straights at Le Mans?). The point that should be made instead is that it’s a Hollywood movie that is bringing lots of people into the theaters that aren’t die-hard car people. It’s expanding the knowledge of our history as many people are leaving the movie and going online, which is when they learn more of what’s true and they even run across my name! lol They are being exposed to the seduction of horsepower. There can be no downside to this.
Take this opportunity and interest in this topic to spread the word of Carolla and Nate’s documentary “Shelby American: The Carroll Shelby Story” to everyone you know (and the DVD and poster make great holiday gifts for friends and family). It can be ordered on DVD or Blue-Ray at http://www.chassy.com. It’s also available on Netflix but like books, I like owning and having in my library really great movies, like this documentary.
Just ordered your award winning P70 book (autographed of course). Have been a fan for many years, going back to the Daytona Coupe days. Have seen the example at the Simeone Museum. It brought back memories of my 1/24 Daytona slot car and days of racing at Harry Model shop when I was much younger!
Looking forward to adding your latest book to my collection. It will take it place next to my treasured first edition of your (and Friedman/Stauffer) book on the 1965 Cobra Daytona Coupes.
Anyway, wish I could have made it out to the Monterey festivities this year. Would it be too much trouble to ask for an autographed bookplate for my Daytona book? Would be glad to pay.
Thanks and all the best,