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Factory Five Racing HB Cruise In 2015

Published on Monterey Car Week (Factory Five Racing HB) By D. Brian Smith Photography: D. Brian Smith The Factory Five Racing HB Cruise In is held every year in Surf City, U.S.A. Surf City U.S.A. is another name for Huntington Beach. In case you're not a surfcat like yours truly, Huntington Beach has been officially…
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A Lost Wanderer Found — Auto Union Wanderer W25K Roadster

By D. Brian Smith Photography: D. Brian Smith, Kevin D. Smith, Mark Williamson & Auto Union & Wanderer Archives One summer, my life took a U-turn. While other teenaged males practiced driving to the basket like Dr. J, or throwing a bomb for six like Johnny Unitas, I scoured the want ads for a dream.…
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Father, Son, Son & Cousin FFR Mk4 Cobra Build

Published on Monterey Car Week (FFR Mk4 Cobra) Father, Son, Son & Cousin FFR Mk4 Cobra Build Our Factory Five Racing Mk4 Cobra Roadster Replica On Her Maiden Voyage By D. Brian Smith Photography: D. Brian Smith Author's Note: As of this writing, we've logged over 900 miles on our Factory Five Racing Mk4 Cobra…
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Cheech Marin’s 1955 Chevy Bel Air Convertible – Mine First!

By: D. Brian Smith Photography: Bob Wingate Have you ever owned a car that was a true "chick magnet?" That term is not politically correct, but it most accurately describes my first car, a '55 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. Whenever I drove it, girls would follow me around and honk their horns at me. Some…
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Good-Guys 17th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

By: D. Brian Smith Photography: Good-Guys For hot rodders, muscle car enthusiasts, pony car fans and all forms of gearheads in general, spring comes a calling with the first outdoor car show of the season. The Good-Guys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals is one such first outdoor event that draws participants and spectators from across the…
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Laguna Seca 2014 – The Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Published in Monterey Car Week (Laguna Seca 2014) By D. Brian Smith Photography: D. Brian Smith Every year during Monterey Car Week I have the great good fortune of spending some quality time with vintage race cars and vintage sports cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Each year the famous corkscrew-equipped racetrack hosts the nicest…
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1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster

Published by Monterey Car Week (1958 BMW 507) Editor's Note: Elvis Presley owned one. If it's good enough for the King, it's good enough for Monterey Car Week. Thank you RM Auctions for permitting us to run your superb article and photography on one of the most iconic BMW's of all time, a 1958 BMW…
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Concorso Ferrari in Old Town Pasadena — the Prancing Horse Gallops Strong

Concorso Ferrari in Old Pasadena By D. Brian SmithPhotography: D. Brian Smith Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard was lined with Ferraris for a full three blocks on Sunday, May 22. Making its third appearance in Old Town Pasadena, the Ferrari Concorso featured vintage Prancing Horses from the 1950s right through to the present day. World famous Ferraris…
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The SEMA Show Effect

Published in Monterey Car Week [SEMA Show] By D. Brian Smith Photography D. Brian Smith & Ha Quang Smith The actual SEMA Show for 2015 did not disappoint. According to participants of the entire 2015 spectacle, held from Tuesday November 3 through Friday November 6, it was bigger and more crowded than ever before.  …
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Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca Raceway for 2011 — Ferraris!

By D. Brian SmithPhotography: Ben Moment & D. Brian SmithFrom a bygone era to almost modern, that's the sort of automotive finery you'll be impressed by at the most famous vintage racing inaugural that there is - the Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The 2011 edition boasted an abundance of Ferrari 250GTOs and an exceptionally well curated…
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1973 BMW 3.0CSL – The Ultimate Racing Machine

Published in Monterey Car Week (BMW 3.0CSL) By D. Brian Smith Photography: Ben Moment There’s a right way and a wrong way to go vintage auto racing and most of the correct way involves the car that you’re driving. If you’ve selected something blindingly fast like a Ford GT40, or brutish like a Cobra 289FIA,…
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