Monterey Auto Week in Photos

Exciting events, auto shows, rallies, concours and car auctions—Monterey Auto Week is truly a magical way to end the summer car-show season. Take a moment to relive some of the memories with this special photo collection taken by the Historic Vehicle Association’s Casey Maxon. Make sure to follow along on Instagram and Facebook as we post a continuing selection of the thousands of images captured!

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Monterey Auto Week Award Winners and Notable Vehicles

This year Historic Vehicle Association awards were a feature at four events during Monterey week. Three car received the coveted HVA National Automotive Heritage Award for a vehicle eligible for the National Historic Vehicle Register. At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance the FIVA/HVA Awards were presented for the most well preserved pre-war and post-war cars on the field.

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Classic Spotlight: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro “Blue Maxi”

What’s your idea of the ultimate muscle car? If you had free access to any high performance, emotion inducing car part or platform, what would you assemble? That was the opportunity given the guys at Car and Driver in the late 1960s, and what they put together might be considered the ultimate Camaro. Read on to learn more about this one-of-a-kind creation dubbed “Blue Maxi” – Car and Driver’s once abused, “Company Car.”

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This Month in Auto History: 1957 Mercury Mermaid

Sixty years ago this month, one of automotive history’s most radical looking factory experimental vehicles appeared on the cover of Hot Rod magazine. Looking as though the entire top had been shorn off save a single, shark-like fin directly behind the driver, the “Mermaid Merc” was unlike anything else ever conceived or designed up to that point. Built specifically for the 1957 Daytona Speed Trials by Bill Stroppe and other Mercury crew/team members, the Mermaid was created for one reason—speed.

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