Test Drive: Bugatti Chiron

From Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to Los Angeles in the luxurious supercar

“I know you won’t believe me until you start to drive, but it’s a very docile car,” Bugatti pro-driver Butch Leitzinger, tells us as we get behind the wheel of the brand new Chiron. Without even starting the engine, the car is a dream—with its devastatingly soft, free-range cattle-upholstered seats. “People expect it to have a bite, but it’s friendly,” Leitzinger continues, “It’s like driving a Bentley around …

Monterey Car Week 2018: Favorite Cars, Favorite Shows

From The Quail to Pebble Beach and Concorso Italiano, our favorite shows and the beauties on display

For one week in August each year, the automotive enthusiast community descends upon Monterey, California and the surrounding area to admire, display, auction and drive all manner of vehicles. There’s an overwhelming number of events held over the course of the week-long extravaganza, but the bulk of the shows occur over the weekend. While it’s a struggle to give all the incredible displays the attention …

Test Drive: Two New Volkswagen Concepts

Behind the wheel of the Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas Tanoak in Monterey, California

The winding curves of 17-Mile Drive along the Pacific Ocean in Monterey, California make up a good chunk of what is surely one of the most scenic stretches of road in the US. Between the mix of futurist homes and immaculate fairways on one side of the road and waves crashing against rocky beaches on the other, driving 17-Mile is quite the surreal experience. And …

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2018: Highlights

Some of the most striking vehicles from the exciting event

Rolex has been sponsoring motor racing for nearly a century, which makes perfect sense. Not only do they provide the actual instruments for timekeeping used, but racing is about the clock. The clock is everything. It needs to be brutally accurate (of course) but ideally it will also be beautiful. Rolex has provided all of that at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and we are grateful to …

Monterey Car Week 2018: Concept and Production Cars

Outlandish or sensible, futuristic or utilitarian, some of the most impressive new vehicles on show

Follow the money. It’s an apt phrase these days, but here we mean something different. Carmakers long ago learned that one of the most highly regarded car shows in the world isn’t in some stale-aired convention center, but in the sun and fog of Monterey, California. From Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, to rallies and auctions, Monterey Car Week is a seven-day …