Well, everyone knows that each August the city of Monterey, California plays host to some of the finest vintage automobile events in the world. Spectators from around the globe gather annually for Monterey Car Week and attend everything from the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
BUT, in this photographer’s not-so-humble opinion, the true crown jewel of Monterey Car Week is the Concours d’LeMons – which, as its tagline states, celebrates the, “…oddball, mundane and truly awful of the automotive world.” This car show is just so bad it’s good. The cars so awful, so aesthetically displeasing and so beat-up, you just can’t help but love ’em. So screw the rest of the Pebble Beach weekend – I got my fill of fabulous cars right here.
I mean, you have to love an event that proudly starts at “9:14am” and then “goes until they kick us out.” And then awards a ‘P.O.S. – Worst of Show’ trophy to its top winner – the crappier the car, the better.
Read ’em and weep, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance entrants! I present to you, a brief recap of some of my favorite highlights from the show. Enjoy…
|This year’s ‘Worst of Show’ Winner – Scott King’s Cimarron, by Cadillac (aka, the bastard of the Cadillac family)|
|mmmm… bird cr@p|
|While not the best at spelling, at least this car’s owner came prepared for the show.|