Monterey Peninsula Wrap-up

LATEST NEWS 24th August 2019

Monterey Peninsula, hot off the press! 

Monterey, California. Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance cars have taken the Monterey Peninsula by storm including a rare 1971 Monteverdi Highspeed, “The” Jag XK120 and the1923 Bentley 3 litre chassis #141.

Of the now well-endorsed Jag XK120, Julian Thompson, Ian Callum’s replacement as Director of Design, Jaguar Cars says this of Justin’s car: “Can we put it in our Design Studio?!! We have just moved to a fantastic new facility. I would love to have it on display, my team would find it truly inspiring!!!”

Mark and Michelle Jansen’s fabulous and incredibly rare 1971Monteverdi 375L High Speed which made a stunning appearance at the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance has also been making waves overseas. 

Carmel-by-the-Sea's whimsical architecture, inspired by Arthur Rackham's illustrations for children's fairy tales, provides a unique setting for the Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours on the Avenue. This is the latest addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the area's internationally renowned Monterey Peninsula ten-day collector car gathering, celebrating the finest in automotive design and engineering. Carmel-by-the-Sea's world-famous Ocean Avenue was closed to traffic and eighteen blocks of downtown filled with collector cars. A fascinating mix of American and foreign cars were showcased in front of a backdrop of charming shops, critically acclaimed restaurants and numerous galleries. The Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours on the Avenue focused on vehicles not usually seen during this ten-day period. 

One of which was the brilliant Monteverdi which was incredibly well received winning not one, but two trophies at the Carmel Concours. Not only did it win its class - 'Best Continental, European & Foreign Sport’, it also picked up the prestigious 'Robert J Richards Best Continental Award' (for the automobile the best represents post World War II excellence).

The 1923 Bentley 3 litre chassis #141 is the very first Bentley to run at the very first Le Mans 24 Hour Race in 1923, setting the lap record and finishing fourth overall - was shown at Pebble Beach, celebrating the marque’s centenary in the Pre-War Class.


Chassis #141, the original Bentley 3-Litre, first ever Bentley to race the first ever Le Mans, pictured below at the Sydney Harbour Concours d'Elegance 

The 1971 Monteverdi Highspeed below is a truly rare and spectacular Swiss-Italo design and was awarded two "Best Continental" honours at Carmel-By-The-Sea.

Below, The well-endorsed Jag XK120 presenting for Best in Class at The Quail. 


For information about these featured cars or concours events, please contact James Nicholls

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