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    Monterey 2009: 59th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
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    2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Since it was first held way back in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has developed into the world's greatest celebration of classic automobiles. Like they say at the Emmies, it's an honor just to be ...

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    Monterey 2009: Ferrari 250 TR gets airborne, makes friends with tire wall
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    Ferrari 250 TR crash at the Monterey Historics - Click above for high-res image gallery
    While many events during the Monterey car week simply involve parking classics on a golf course, we can appreciate the fact that many vintage car owners are willing to put their priceless automobiles on a ...

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    Monterey 2009: 1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet takes Pebble Beach Best of Show
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    1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Another Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and another trophy for Robert M. Lee of Sparks, Nevada. This year the car he used to pick up the hardware was a stunningly turned out 1937 Horch 853 Voll & ...

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    Monterey 2009: Concept and Show Car roundup at Pebble Beach
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    Concept Lawn at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is usually packed with new and nearly-new concept cars from a who's who list of international automakers. Although the best-of-the-best were ...

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    Monterey 2009: The Aston Martin One-77 is an overdose of "low and mean"
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    Aston Martin One-77 -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    We found the Aston Martin One-77 tucked between hospitality tables like a manta ray brooding within a coral reef -- as if it were grudgingly consenting to being looked at. With a roofline that sits about four inches lower than a DBS, ...

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    Monterey 2009: Introducing the Bentley Mulsanne
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    2010 Bentley Mulsanne -- Click above for a high-res image gallery
    It's an all-new Bentley, it's called the Mulsanne, and it's a vehicle that more than a few auto aficionados have been waiting for. Introduced this afternoon at Pebble Beach, the Mulsanne is a clean sheet redesign of Bentley's ...

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    Monterey 2009: Ducati debuts Martini Porsche tribute bike at Historics
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    Ducati 1098 S Martini Racing Bike - Click above for our high-res gallery
    While cars are definitely the conveyance of choice on the track at Laguna Seca during the Monterey Historics, there are enough motorcycles, scooters and mopeds zipping all over the paddock to make you realize that car ...

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    Monterey 2009: Shelby Daytona Coupe sells for record $7.25 million
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    1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    While many of the high-dollar auction cars are having trouble meeting their reserve prices, the Shelby Daytona Coupe that failed to sell back in May has found a new home. The price tag? $7.25 million, a new record for an American ...

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    Monterey 2009: Fisker Karma, Devon GTX lap Laguna Seca
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    Devon GTX and Fisker Karma take to the track at Laguna Seca - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    In addition to the eight classes of vintage racecars that took to the track at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, spectators were also treated to a duo of special vehicles. The first was the ...

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    Monterey 2009: The faces and names of the Monterey Historics
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    Monterey Historic Automobile Races personalities - Click above for high-res gallery
    While at the Monterey Historic Automobile Races this year, it dawned on us that the cars taking to the track are really legends in the Pantheon of autodom. The Porsche 917, Ford GT40, Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, ...

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    Monterey 2009: 2010 Devon GTX
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    2010 Devon GTX - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    After speculation, spy shots and renderings, the 2010 Devon GTX finally made its debut on the 18th hole of Pebble Beach, with the hope of ushering in a new era of American supercar dominance. The California-based design studio and upstart ...

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    Monterey 2009: Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder debuts
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    Spkyer C8 Aileron Spyder - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Spyker deals in the ultimate four-wheeled fashion accessories, so it's fitting that the automaker debuted its next-generation droptop – the C8 Aileron Spyder – to the primped and bedazzled throngs in Monterey. Based ...

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    Monterey 2009: First Annual Concours d'LeMons
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    2009 Concours d'LeMons - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    We never tire of cars. But we do tire of trailer queens. So before sampling some drop-top British hotness here in Monterey, we headed down to the first annual Concours d'LeMons, for some daily-driven obscurities and ...

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    Monterey 2009: Confederate Motors debuts P120 Fighter at Quail
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    Confederate P120 Fighter - Click above for high-res gallery
    Way back in 1991, Matt Chambers started Confederate Motor Company, intending "to create machines utilizing a holistic, avant-garde process for celebrating the art of rebellion." Seven years ago, Confederate Motors scared the Hellcat out ...

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    Monterey 2009: Auto Union is a no-sale at Bonhams
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    Bonhams at the Quail 2009 - The Auto Union didn't sell
    The Bonhams Auction at the Quail in Monterey was expected to bring some of the biggest auction numbers of the week. It did end up bringing some large figures, but mainly in the number of unsold headlining cars. We were eagerly anticipating ...

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    Monterey 2009: Concorso Italiano returns to the links
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    Concorso Italiano 2009 - Click image above for high-res gallery
    Monterey coverage continues unabated, with today's posts highlighting three different events: Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, La Dolce Vita, and Concorso Italiano. While Quail and La Dolce Vita have already been covered, here ...

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    Monterey 2009: Bertone shows off ZR1-based Mantide
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    Bertone Mantide - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    It's become a recent tradition for a coachbuilt car to be shown at the Gooding auction tent on Friday evening (previous years we got a look at the Pininfarina P4/5 and the Pininfarina Hyperion), and this year we were treated to the ...

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    Monterey 2009: Innaugural La Dolce Vita show
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    La Dolce Vita 2009 - Click image above for high-res gallery
    When the usually reliable Concorso Italiano megashow hit a small speed bump last year, a few enterprising souls saw an opportunity for an alternate event that would capture the spirit of the original Concorso and appeal to those who ...

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    Monterey 2009: Bugatti Grand Sport Sang Bleu live from the Quail Lodge
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    Bugatti Grand Sport Sang Bleu - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    With so many special edition Veyrons, we're starting to wonder if Bugatti is still making any regular versions. To their credit, this is only the first unique version of the Grand Sport model that made its debut at Pebble ...

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    Monterey 2009: The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
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    The Quail Motorsports Gathering - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    The highlight of the Monterey weekend might be the Pebble Beach Concours, but perhaps our favorite event is the gathering of exceptional automobiles at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley. The exclusive car show focuses on ...

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