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    Singer 911 offers vintage looks, modern appointments, exotic performance
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    Singer 911 -- Click above for high-res photo gallery
    Singer Vehicle Design rolled out its first prototype, plainly named the "Singer 911," at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance last month. Based on an '80s-era long-wheelbase 911 donor vehicle, the company strips each chassis to its bare shell ...

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    VIDEO: Jay Leno inspects the Devon Motorworks GTX
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    2010 Devon GTX walkaround with Jay Leno and Justin Bell – click above to watch the video
    Celebrity car-lover Jay Leno was up in Monterey this year, helping to auction off some charity items and checking out every car that caught his fancy. One such car was the newest all-American ...

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    Monterey 2009: 2010 Jaguar XJ has North American debut at Pebble
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    2010 Jaguar XJ - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The XJ was, for the longest time, the model most commonly associated with the Jaguar brand. Like Porsche's iconic 911, the XJ's basic shape had soldiered on for decades with significant platform changes hidden behind an all-too-familiar ...

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    Monterey 2009: Ferrari TR59 gathering - Pebble Beach's wild stepchildren
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    1959 Ferrari TR59 Gathering at Pebble Beach - Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's a special place in our hearts for classic Ferraris, especially red ones with long, swooping fenders. That's why we were so excited to hear that the four remaining 1959 Ferrari TR59s would be all at the ...

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    Monterey 2009: Gooding & Company breaks $50 million in sales at Pebble Beach auction
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    2009 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When it comes to auctions during the Monterey car week, the best is saved for last. Held in conjunction with the Pebble Beach Concours, the auction house Gooding & Company offered up an incredible selection ...

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    Monterey 2009: Porsche cracks open the vault for Monterey Historics displays
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    Porsche 911 GT1 at the Monterey Historics - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As the featured marque at the 36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, Porsche decided to open up their vault and bring out some of their most iconic race cars to entertain the crowd. About 150 Porsches were ...

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    Monterey 2009: RM Auctions sells 1952 Jaguar C-Type for record $2,530,000
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    RM Sports & Classic of Monterey Auction - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After selling off the Nick Alexander Woodie collection on Thursday, RM continued with their Sports & Classics of Monterey auction this past weekend. The sale was highlighted by a 1952 Jaguar C-Type that was ...

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    Monterey 2009: Vintage racers exude speed even at rest
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    Monterey Historic Automobile Races paddock - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Even though it's essentially run just for fun, the track action at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca can be downright menacing during the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. Just ask the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa driver ...

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    Monterey 2009: Medium rare or rare? Custom coachwork Bugatti Type 57s
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    Custom coachwork Bugatti Type 57s at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    At the 59th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Bugatti was allotted two classes: 100 Years of Style and Speed, and a second class devoted solely to the Type 57. Check that, a second class ...

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    Monterey 2009: Morgan Mania at Pebble Beach
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    Morgans at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When car people think of Morgan, they probably picture trikes or think of wooden frames. Perhaps they envision the cross-eyed late-model cars that attempt to update the classic British roadster with ...

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    Monterey 2009: Lawn Darts - Silver Arrows hit target at Pebble Beach
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    Silver Arrows at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercedes-Benz has had more than their share of entrants in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance over its 59 years. The classic Teutonic automaker has even had an overall winner or two in the Best of ...

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    Monterey 2009: Pebble Beach adds motorcycle parking
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    Vintage British motorcycles at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the first time in its 59 runnings, the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance hosted a class of motorcycles. With a tip of the hat to the legendary Isle of Man Tourist Trophy ...

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    Monterey 2009: Bentley racecars gather at Pebble Beach
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    Bentley racecars at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When they pick a featured marque at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, they really go big. For instance, all of the Ferrari TR59 race cars ever made were gathered together this year. For ...

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    VIDEO: Hotchkis Porsche 962 laps up Laguna Seca
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    GTP Hotchkis Porsche 962 -- click image above to watch the video
    In the mid-Eighties, Porsche released the 962, a long-wheelbase variant of the 956, to compete in IMSA's GTP class and later in Group C (as the 962C). Even though IMSA's GTP rules stipulated that only one (unfortunately named) KKK ...

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    Monterey 2009: The Monterey Historic Automobile Races
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    2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Another year, another weekend of vintage car racing at the Monterey Historics. Our only complaint is that we could spend just one day at Laguna Seca with all of the other automotive happenings around the Monterey ...

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    Monterey 2009: Pebble Beach provides docking for Barchettas
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    Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchettas - Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the featured groups of cars for Pebble Beach were a number of influential Ferrari models, and perhaps none were more so than the 166 MM Barchetta. Nicknamed the "Little Boat," the 166 MM was one of Enzo's very first ...

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    Monterey 2009: Face to face with the Veritas RS III
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    Veritas RS III - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We heard that Veritas was bringing its RS III supercar to Monterey this past weekend, but we weren't sure where it was going to be. Fortunately, we happened upon the car in the lobby of the Portola Plaza Hotel where the RM auction was being ...

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    Quick Spin: Aston Martin DBS Volante gives convertibles a very, very good name
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    Aston Martin DBS Volante -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    When you love the performance of a particular coupe, it's not often that you get to hop in the convertible version and say to yourself, "So... you mean I can have the same thing with the top down?" But in between the tight and ...

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    Monterey 2009: 145 vintage Porsches take to the track
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    Porsches at the 2009 Monterey Historics - Click above for high-res image gallery
    From the second we arrived in Monterey last week, we noticed one thing: there were Porsches everywhere. From the fleet of 30 Panameras that Porsche brought out, to the hundreds of owners that made the trip to Northern ...

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    Monterey 2009: Rolex Moments in Time displays best of motorsports history
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    2009 Rolex Moments in Time Display at the Monterey Historics - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Along with the hundreds of cars on track, this weekend's Monterey Historics honored six significant racing cars and their achievements in a display called the Rolex Moments in Time. This year, ...

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