Spot number two for me on Car Week was this show, headed there straight after the Carmel opener. Pacific Grove has always given my amazing light, the photos I take on this outpost town around the bay always turn out amazing. This event, sponsored by Hagerty, was no different. The sun battled with the bay fog to produce a semi diffused light with moments of pure sunlight.
The cars on display, as always in my experience of Pacific Grove, were a good variety not usually seen in the other shows during the week. Probably mostly consisting of local cars, the selection ranged from Kustom cars, to British classics, American muscle, to various other relatively interesting newer ones, like the Ariel Nomad and Lamborghini Murcielago.
Other notable cars for me included the California Governor Jerry Brown’s 1974 Plymouth Satellite, a stunning Ford Thunderbird in a vibrant blue, and some great patina on a red oxidized BMW 2002. It was also a pleasure to see a Amphicar Model 770 in pristine condition. A real treat was spotting a DKW Junior (with it’s Audi badge) casually parked among the cars, I can’t imagine that there are a lot of these in the States.
Stay tuned for the coverage of Monterey Car Week, next article moves us on to Wednesday, day two for me.