The inaugural Concours at Pasadera kicked off the now almost month-long festivities that comprise “Monterey Car Week.” This new concours event was held August 9, at the luxurious Monterey country club, The Club at Pasadera.
“In 1979 I attended my first Concours at Pebble Beach. Ever since, Car Week has been a part of our family’s life,” said Rick Barnett, collector and Pasadera member. “This year was exciting as the ‘Launch’ to Car Week kicked off at Pasadera. Friends gathered to see the cars and enjoy the food. It was amazing — can’t wait for next year!”
Participating as the panel of vetting authorities were Jeffrey Ernest, Bill Finkbeiner and Eric Keener. Judges include Coppa Bella Motors owner Steve Fremgen, a top Ferrari expert; and Laguna Seca CEO Tim McGrane. Collectively, they have worked a wide range of major events from Concours d’Elegance to Concorso Italiano and more.
Among the diverse array of collectible cars that were shown included vehicles from Aston-Martin, Austin-Healy, Bentley, Buick, Chevrolet, Cobra, Denzel, Ferrari, Ford, Jeep, Jensen, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Nissan, Panoz, Pontiac, Porsche, VW and more.
Next year’s Concours at Pasadera will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.
2019 Concours at Pasadera Winners:
- Lynn Carmichael, 1969 Chevy Camaro Pace Car, Domestic 1
- Mark Merrill, 1957 Rometsch Beeskow, International 23
- Ted Voigt, 1957 Mercedes 300 SL, Best In Class
- Shawn Ebert, 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish, Modern Classic
- Russ Trull, 1950 Buick Woody, Modified 1
- Woodie Clum, 1936 Ford Cabriolet, Vintage/Pre War 1