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rstainer

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Monterey - Is it too big?
« on: August 31, 2017, 12:07:06 »
A thoughtful article:
   
   http://collectorscarworld.com/news/lessons-from-monterey/
   
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Monterey - Is it too big?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 03:59:44 »
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Originally posted by rstainer
   
A thoughtful article:
   
   http://collectorscarworld.com/news/lessons-from-monterey/
   
   RS
   
   
   

   
   An excellent article and quite true.  Like many a good thing, an event like Monterey Week can be a victim of its own success. I live about 2.5 hours from Monterey and have attended Monterey Week a few times over the past 22 years. Each year it gets bigger and bigger, every event becomes more expensive and traffic becomes more gridlocked as well. Don't get me wrong, it is amazing in many respects and the cars, the show events and auctions can be lots of fun. I attended a few years ago in my AC Mk. IV for the 50th anniversary of the Cobra and got to drive around the Laguna Seca track, which was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and got to see many original Cobras as well.  For anyone overseas and wanting to come to experience Monterey Week, it is well worth it at least once.  Some day I hope to make it to Goodwood!
   
   Regarding values as mentioned in the article, the market seems to be stabilizing for certain cars. Hard to say if  the market will stay this way...perhaps so with much new found wealth across the globe.  I don't see a crash coming like the one of 1989-1990 or so.  Thanks for posting such an interesting link.