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The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
7/27/20 12:30 p.m.

Due to popular demand, we've decided to extend our first ever Virtual Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In into a multi-day event!

We're accepting entries starting RIGHT NOW and up until 7:00 p.m. Pacific on August 11.

We hope your car is ready and you're excited to share your pictures for a ch…

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/27/20 12:33 p.m.

Totally in!

Car is a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera, and my props are hanging off the mirror: passes and badges from past Monterey events. Hope to see everyone soon, and thanks for participating. Can't wait to see some cool cars. 

J-Bar-J New Reader
7/27/20 10:12 p.m.

Here's my 1954 Triumph TR2 - early long-door version. Going to miss all the Monterey Car Week events this year, especially the Historics. As you can see, we've been going since at least 2013! Here's to next year's being better than ever!

Rick Burke
Rick Burke
7/28/20 12:10 a.m.

1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback taken in Monterey overlooking the warf and Del Monte Beach in the background.  You can see my car often driving through the streets of Monterey and Carmel on sunny weekends. 

Nicole Suddard
Nicole Suddard Marketing Coordinator
7/28/20 10:21 a.m.

Hey everybody, quick note:

The main point of the prop is to ensure that the photo was taken specifically for this online event, so that people don’t just use any picture of a car they may or may not still own.

For that reason, we do not recommend using the background as a prop, and we may not consider entries that use the background as a prop as valid if we cannot verify when the photo was taken.

Using an old photo for an entry is not in the spirit of the event, and can be considered cheating.

Acceptable props include souvenirs from past visits to Monterey, Classic Motorsports Magazines or merchandise, any other object that reminds you of Monterey car week (please explain in your post) or even stuffed animals of creatures found in the Monterey area. Feel free to be creative!

7/28/20 3:18 p.m.

Here’s the Monroes’ 64 Falcon on the Laguna Seca corkscrew, followed by Monterey County Sheriff’s finest. The Falcon, GT40p 302 powered, T5 shifted, was on the final lap of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital’s Cherry’s Jubilee. No, he didn’t pull me over.


Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
7/29/20 12:57 p.m.

In reply to J-Bar-J :

Wow, beautiful TR3, great photo, and the way you used your prop is just what we are looking for. Thanks for entering.


J-Bar-J New Reader
7/29/20 4:10 p.m.

In reply to Tim Suddard :

Thanks Tim. It's a beautiful car we love to drive. I drove my daughter to the head of the aisle on her wedding day before escorting down it. That was something that was a priority for her when choosing a wedding venue, and a highlight of the day as well. If you're ever out in SoCal, let me know and I'd be glad to show you the rest of my Triumph stable (TR3A, TR4, 2000 Saloon, 10 Estate Wagon and GT6). And you meant TR2, right?!?! ;-)

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
7/30/20 8:36 a.m.

In reply to J-Bar-J :

I saw the grille and thought TR3. Looking again it almost looks like a long door TR2.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/30/20 9:05 a.m.

So, I'm unclear in what would be a good prop. Id love to submit my 70 duster,  but having never been to Monterey car week, and being a grm subscriber,  im not sure. Howabout i put a fresh grm dork sticker on the car?

plrichen New Reader
7/30/20 6:59 p.m.

My Cars are a 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam (foreground) and a 1965 Lotus Elan S2. My prop is a 1995 Poster from the Monterey Historic Race, which featured the Lotus Marque that year

Nicole Suddard
Nicole Suddard Marketing Coordinator
7/31/20 8:46 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

A dork sticker on or near the car will do! Thanks for checking!

J-Bar-J New Reader
7/31/20 11:43 p.m.

In reply to Tim Suddard :

Yep. Early long door. #1084 of 4001 long doors and 8638 total TR2's. Early thermostat housing, low port head and SU H4's too...

Lotus02 New Reader
8/1/20 11:02 a.m.

This is my 2008 Lotus Elise SC. The color is liquid blue - my research indicates this is the only Elise imported into the US in this color.  My prop is a bottle of Clos Pegase Merlot.  In the background is St. Petersburg, Florida. 


Danny Shields (Forum Supporter)
Danny Shields (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/2/20 10:47 a.m.

This is my unrestored 1989 Porsche 944 S2. Owned for almost 20 years. 210K, two state autocross championships, four Porsche Parade autocross wins, and even a Porsche Parade concours win in Preservation class.  (Thank you Porsche Classic and Suncoast Porsche for helping us keep these beloved classic Porsches on the road!)

Prop is a framed Classic Motorsports shirt, of course.  


cyncrvr New Reader
8/2/20 11:18 a.m.

I would just like to say......what a great selection of cars posted so far. They are all awesome, every one. Wish my old Mercedes was ready for pics but it's still in the (perpetual) restoration process. Thanks again everybody. In these crazy times it's wonderful to see some beautiful cars.........even if it's only virtual.

230SL New Reader
8/2/20 1:07 p.m.

This is my 1965 European Version Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda in Metallic Red (ROTMET DB571) with its Light Antigue Yellow Leather interior (1065), origially delivered to Koln Germany and owned for thirty-five years - all ready for a vacation drive to Monterey Car Week!  I am ready to feel that California salt air and enjoy some Motorsports Comraderie!

dougie Reader
8/2/20 11:42 p.m.
J-Bar-J said:

Here's my 1954 Triumph TR2 - early long-door version. Going to miss all the Monterey Car Week events this year, especially the Historics. As you can see, we've been going since at least 2013! Here's to next year's being better than ever!

Hah, I was racing there in  2013...I will really missed it this year. I plan to be at the December SVRA Laguna Seca event though.  https://svra.com/events/2020-trans-am-speedfest/

Walts172 New Reader
8/3/20 12:18 p.m.

Thrill of a lifetime at the Corkscrew. Spent most of it's time as an SCCA racer. Vintage racer since 2007. Once used for refreshments, tarp lining the cockpit, full of beer.r.

barryconnally New Reader
8/4/20 5:01 a.m.

My 1964 Triumph Spitfire that's been in the family since new.  Recently completed a second frame-off restoration. Props are the Hagerty Dawn Patrol hat from 2015 and The Quail Motorsports Happening entrant momento from 2016.

Great looking Spitfire! yes

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
8/4/20 8:51 a.m.

Very nice so far. Let's keep them coming!


racerdave600 UltraDork
8/4/20 1:53 p.m.

No cars to add, but fabulous looking submissions so far.  I love the TR3 and Spitfire!

barryconnally New Reader
8/4/20 5:59 p.m.

In reply to racerdave600 :

Thank you....

barryconnally New Reader
8/4/20 6:00 p.m.

In reply to Danny Shields (Forum Supporter) :

Thanks Danny. 

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