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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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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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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: StreetSide Classics of Nashville, TN & Bob Wingate of Southern California 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…
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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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Crafting the 1st Pony Car — The Ford Mustang

By D. Brian Smith Photography: D. Brian Smith, Mecum Auctions, Classic Industries Some automotive enthusiasts know the history of the Mustang and why it has sold so well for its entire existence dating back to its premiere in April of 1964. But most people just view the Mustang as a sporty car with a clever…
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Concorso Italiano 2021 – Gorgeously, Gracefully Back

By D. Brian Smith Photography: D. Brian Smith Concorso Italiano 2021, held on Saturday of Monterey Car Week in Mid-August, celebrates all things Italian. The main draw for Concorso is of course all of those exquisite automotive marques that have emerged from Italy over the years. Ferraris are always in abundance. Lamborghinis make their mark…
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