Monterey Car Week-Day 2; Carmel Concours on the Ave

Concours on the Ave in Carmel 2015

Day 2; We brought our 1962 Ferrari 250 GT/E to the Carmel Concours on the Avenue, a lovely show presenting multi marques 1940 thru 1973, with Porsche and Ferrari thru 1989.  The event has become a very nice kick-off to Monterey Car Week, and one of my favorite concourses.

Having attended Monterey Car Week for almost 15 years, this was our first time putting a car in this show. We were placed on world-famous Ocean Avenue in the vintage V12 Ferrari row between a 400 Superamerica and a PF Cabriolet. Nice company indeed. Nearby was a Lusso, a 275, and a Daytona.

Although there will be some twenty five Ferrari GT/E’s at Concorso Italiano this weekend, surprisingly we were the only one at this concours. Other owners had their cars in Monterey but did not enter it in this gem of an event. We met several people who had previously owned GT/E’s and of course, wish they still had them. The modern Ferraris were parked elsewhere. The other marques in attendance  were superb.

What a nice mix of vintage cars in top order. Take a look…

Pictures from the Carmel Concours

the cypress inn - carmel councours

Home base for coffee and the loo for exhibitors. The charming Cypress Inn in Carmel, CA, co-owned by Doris Day. Very dog friendly

 

ferrari artwork - carmel concours

This gent bought this artwork for about $250. Looks like n old Ferrari sign. Logo infringement? Probably, but I”m not telling

 

silver 1960 Ferrari 250 GTF PF Cabriolet - carmel concours

1960 Ferrari 250 GTF PF Cabriolet. This beauty was parked to our left on Ocean Ave

 

silver 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe - carmel concours

1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe. This was parked to our right on Ocean Ave

 

blue 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC - carmel concours

1966 Ferrari 330 GTC

 

red 1967 Ferrari 275 - carmel concours

1967 Ferrari 275

 

blue 1963 Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso - carmel concorso on the ave

1963 Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso

 

yellow Porsche Super 90 Cabriolet - carmel concours

Porsche Super 90 Cabriolet

 

donald osborne sings - carmel concors on the ave

Opera trained Donald Osborne singing the national anthem. Donald is well know from Sports Car Market and just signed a cool new gig with Jay Leno and Velocity

 

silver Ferrari 250 GT/E in the crowd - carmel concours on the ave

The Ferrari 250 GT/E is back there somewhere

 

ferrari 250 gte - carmel concours on the ave

ferrari 250 gt/e - carmel concours on the ave

That’s a better shot

 

carmel concours on the ave

carmel concours on the ave

Ocean Ave in Carmel-by-the-Sea

 

white/blue 1972 Datsun 510 - carmel concours on the ave

1972 Datsun 510

 

black 1975 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spyder - carmel concours

1975 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spyder by Straman. Richard Straman cut as many as 35 Daytona Coupes into Spyders

 

ferraris - carmel concours on the ave

ferraris - carmel concours on the ave

The more modern Ferraris

 

orange 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S - carmel concours on the ave

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S going to auction at Mecum

 

white 1973 Alpine A110 1600S - carmel concours on the ave

1973 Alpine A110 1600S

 

red 1967 Toyota 2000 GT - carmel concours on the ave

1967 Toyota 2000 GT. This was restored by good friend Bob Tkacik at Maineline Exotics who has owned most them at one time or another

 

interior 1965 Mercedes-Benz SE Cabriolet - carmel concours on the ave

silver 1965 Mercedes-Benz SE Cabriolet - carmel concours on the ave

1965 Mercedes-Benz SE Cabriolet. This car has only 47,000 miles on the odometer

 

white 1952 Porsche 356 Survivor - carmel concours on the ave

1952 Porsche 356 Survivor

 

Donald Osborne and Alain de Cadenet - carmel concours on the ave

Handsome lads Donald Osborne and Alain de Cadenet chatting up a much taller gent

 

red 1972 Iso Grifo CanAm Series II - carmel concours on the ave

1972 Iso Grifo CanAm Series II. Owned by the Keno brothers, who are well known for antique and car appraisals

 

gold 1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS - carmel concours on the ave

1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS. George Barris customized this car for Clark Gable

clark gable jaguar - carmel concours on the ave

Here”s a picture of Clark Gable with the George Barris custom Jaguar

 

red 1947 Cisitalia 202 M Berlinetta - carmel concours on the ave

red 1947 Cisitalia 202 M Berlinetta - carmel concours on the ave

1947 Cisitalia 202 M Berlinetta

 

wine cellar - carmel concours on the ave

After the Concours on the Avenue we drove to a drive-in car show at a vineyard in Carmel Valley that we”d heard about. It was dusty and crowded, and not much parking left. They nicely escorted us to the wine cellar. Here we are with a vintage Masertai and many dozens of barrels of wine

 

carmel concours on the ave

carmel concours on the ave

bmw isetta - carmel concours on the ave

Some interesting cars at the vineyard, including this fun BMW Isetta

About suz

The Auto Blonde is an enthusiast who attends and participates in many car events. She welcomes you to ride shotgun. All pictures and posts are hers unless otherwise noted.
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