Classics On Parade: Watching The Classics At Monterey Roll By – Part 1

1954 Chrysler GS-1 Ghia Coupe

Cohort poster JC has uploaded a large number of shots to his Flickr page that were taken at last week’s Auto Week in Monterey, CA. I’m not sure exactly which even this was, as there’s so many now, but he caught a long parade of superb classics rolling by. I’m surprised I’ve never gone there, but then I’m not too keen on big events and lots of people, so imagining myself standing there as they come by is a nice alternative. I really enjoyed this parade.

1964 Mercedes 230SL Pininfarina Coupe


1919 Packard 3-35 Twin Six Graff Laundalet


1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopica’ Bertone Berlinetta


1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Pinin Farina Cabriolet


1919 Pierce-Arrow 51 Four Passenger Touring


1953 Maserati A6GCS Fantuzzi Spyder


1967 Iso Grifo GL Bertone Coupe


1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Spider


1940 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S Touring Coupe


1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe


1963 Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype Coupe


1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing


1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Brewster Convertible Sedan


1961 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato Coda Tronca


1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Pinin Farina Cabriolet


1954 OSCA MT4 1500 Morelli Spyder


1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Reutter Coupe


1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta


1966 Ferrari 365 P Pininfarina Berlinetta Speciale

1964 Ferrari 250 GTO Scaglietti Berlinetta
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Prototype
1956 Maserati A6G Zagato Coupe
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300SL W194
This is only the first batch. It’s almost overwhelming to see so many of the greatest classics of the post-war era (and some earlier ones) roll by so nonchalantly. Like a dream. So many of these, especially some like the 365 P Pininfarina Berlinetta Speciale, are milestone designs.
Maybe it’s just as well I don’t go there, as I’d feel like I didn’t have nearly enough time to take it all in. This is why I like really small museums and exhibits, so I can pore over a few vehicles.
There’s more older cars coming in part 2.