The 2021 edition of the world’s premier motoring enthusiasts exposition was back – bigger, and perhaps, brighter, than ever. Monterey Car Week featured exhibitions, historics racing, auctions, concours and more, with events to satisfy the cravings of automobile aficionados starving for normalcy after the absence of most gatherings in 2020. The “week” ran from August 5 through 15, offering ample time for visitors to experience cars worthy of museums, racetracks, personal collections and, of course, the road.
Pristine Porsche – McCall’s Motorworks. Photo: Elton Darby
Elton Darby, General Manager, Trissl Sports Cars, attended McCall’s Motorworks 30th Anniversary celebration at the Monterey Jet Center on August 11. Over 3,000 guests shared their passion for vintage race cars, state-of-the-art aircraft, the latest supercars, incredible gourmet food and the best of California’s wines.
McCall’s Motorworks 30th Anniversary celebration. Photo: Elton Darby
Founder Gordon McCall is a former Class judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Field Coordinator for more than 25 years. He is the Co-Founder and Motorsports Director for the world-renowned “The Quail” A Motorsports Gathering, “The Quail” A Motorcycle Gathering, and host of the Peninsula Classics renowned annual “Best of the Best” Award.
McCall’s Motorworks 30th Anniversary celebration. Photos: McCall’s Motorworks and Elton Darby
The 70th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance followed, spanning four days. Trissl Sports Cars partnered with the duPont Registry and Zeiss, displaying a 1967 Etna Blue Porsche 911 custom LWB widebody HR from our current inventory. With over 4,000 hours invested in the restoration and customization of this classic 911, the attention given to every detail was easy to see and appreciated by enthusiasts and onlookers.
1967 Etna Blue Porsche 911 from Trissl Sports Cars inventory – Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Photo: Elton Darby
230 cars were on display in the Concours, separated into 27 classes, and included 38 past Best of Show winners. An exclusive Porsche 917 category opened show-goers eyes, containing cars epitomizing this segment of Porsche’s rich racing history.
1967 Etna Blue Porsche 911 custom LWB widebody HR
The Best of Show winner at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance must embody some sensational features such as style, speed and performance. This year’s winner was a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Kurier. Only three were ever made, and this Best of Show winner is the single remaining example in the world.
2021 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best of Show – 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Kurier. Photo: dlmag.com
The entire Monterey Car Week could be hailed as “best of show”, with its bevy of events and automobiles eliciting jaw-dropping reactions and appreciation. From the turning of the first key, to the closing of the last garage door, Monterey Car Week was back at full speed.
Tracy Johnson manages marketing, graphic design, and media for Trissl Sports Cars.