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Cellar2ful

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For vintage car enthusiasts (picture heavy)
« on: August 21, 2018, 04:11:34 PM »
My wife and I took our annual trip to Carmel for Car Week on the Monterey Peninsula.   This was our 10th year attending the Carmel Concourse on Ocean Avenue. Here's a few photos from today. 


1948 Tucker, one of only 51 made. I believe this was going to win Best Of Show IMHO.





Bugatti Veyron - If you can get past the $1 million dollar price tag, consider the tires cost $25,000 per set and can only be mounted on the wheels in France, a service which costs US$70,000.





Until today, I didn't know Cadillac had ever made a station wagon, let alone a Woody.









These vintage race cars drove from Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey to Carmel via Highway 1 with a Highway Patrol escort.



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Re: For vintage car enthusiasts (picture heavy)
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 04:13:20 PM »
That’s awesome Jim. Someday.....


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For vintage car enthusiasts (picture heavy)
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 04:41:49 PM »
TFS.  You may like bringatrailer.com. 

Cellar2ful

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Re: For vintage car enthusiasts (picture heavy)
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 06:28:42 PM »

One of my wife's hobbies is rock painting.  She left several of her painted rocks in Carmel today.  A couple of the shops put them in their window displays for this weeks Car Week.

Anyone recognize the number and color scheme of this painted rock?



Doubt if anyone would know this one.  It's the number of a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa race car.




This sign in the parking lot of the Carmel Deli was classic.  Notice the Maserati emblem painted rock?

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Re: For vintage car enthusiasts (picture heavy)
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 07:38:11 PM »
That tucker is one bad ass car. If im not mistaken it was the first car to have adjusting headlights(the center one) when turning. 

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 07:55:23 PM »
If im not mistaken it was the first car to have adjusting headlights(the center one) when turning. 

Yes, you are correct Matt.  Audi, BMW, Cadillac and Buick offer adaptive headlights now (the headlight beams are redirected according to the direction the wheel is turned).  The Tucker also had a padded dash, disc brakes and a windshield that popped out in a collision protecting the passengers from injury.  Way ahead of it's time.
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 04:27:03 AM »
Beautiful pics, I love cars, grills are cheaper. the Tucker is awesome I have a friend I grew up with whose dad owned one, he inherited it. He brings it every year to the town I grew up in, annual street party. The town is called Tucker LOL I have had the pleasure to actually sit in it. keep those car pics coming @Cellar2ful
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Re: For vintage car enthusiasts (picture heavy)
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 06:47:22 AM »
Would it work to do a Weber meet up there next year?  Would make for a great weekend of BBQs and cars.


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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 06:59:43 AM »
@JEBIV  - Nice vehicle to inherit.  Regardless of condition, it is worth over 1 million currently. Your friends name Cofer? I found the car you speak of in the Tucker registry (chassis #1034). It indicates the car is in the Cofer Collection.  Every Tucker chassis made is noted with the current whereabouts and some have the current condition.  Some of the cars have some real interesting history. It is towards the end of the article.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tucker_48
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2018, 07:43:53 AM »
@Cellar2ful Yes I grew up in Tucker, Ga. Mr.Cofer was a businessman in Tucker I believe his father started it, owned lumber yard, and numerous other things. At one point the family owned all of one side of main street. I grew up with his son Chip who now runs the lumber yard business still in the same place on Main street. There Tucker car is in beautiful shape not sure how it would be rated as far as condition. the wikipedia is a neat read
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2018, 08:17:32 AM »
Number 53 - Don Drysdale

Oh, sorry, Herbie the “LoveBug”

Looks like a great time. Hope it was cooler than when I rode thru your neck of the woods Saturday, while the therm read 103.
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Cellar2ful

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Re: For vintage car enthusiasts (picture heavy)
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2018, 08:44:16 AM »
You got it Rick. Herbie's number from the 1968 Walt Disney film The Love Bug.  Same number and colors as Don Drysdale though.  He played for that team Northern California really loves to hate. High temp of 61 in Carmel yesterday.

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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2018, 07:34:23 AM »
@Cellar2ful All great pictures thanks for sharing! I really dig the 280Z

Also even though it's a fairly recent Caddy the CTS- V came in wagon form a few years back with a blower to boot.

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Re: For vintage car enthusiasts (picture heavy)
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2018, 05:29:26 AM »
@Cellar2ful All great pictures thanks for sharing! I really dig the 280Z

Also even though it's a fairly recent Caddy the CTS- V came in wagon form a few years back with a blower to boot.
[emoji106] to the 280Z and [emoji106] to the CTS-V wagon!

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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2018, 05:31:47 AM »
Saw one of these this past weekend at a weekly car show

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