New Pasadera Concours jump starts Monterey Car Week

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Monterey Car Week 2019 got off to an early start this year with the inaugural Concours at Pasadera staged August 9 and featuring 55 vehicles at newly renamed The Club at Pasadera.

“In 1979, I attended my first Concours at Pebble Beach. Ever since, Car Week has been a part of our family’s life,” Rick Barnett, collector and Pasadera member, was quoted in the concours news release. “This year was exciting as the ‘Launch’ to Car Week kicked off at Pasadera. Friends gathered to see the cars and enjoy the food. It was amazing — can’t wait for next year!”

The food Barnett mentioned was prepared by chef Colin Moody, who created several gourmet culinary stations.

“I am new to The Club at Pasadera and to the Peninsula,” said Kurt Burmeister, Pasadera general manager. “Two months ago, I would not consider myself a ‘car guy.’ Playing a role in the execution of this fun event officially made me a ‘car guy.’ What a way to kick off car week!”

Awards were given in two categories as well as in four award classes:

Best in Class: 1957 Mercedes-Benz300 SL owned by Ted Voigt

Modern Classic: 2014 Aston Marti Vanquish owned by Shawn Ebert

Modified: 1950 Buick Woody owned by Russ Trull

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Vintage/Pre War: 1936 Ford cabriolet owned by Woodie Clum

Domestic: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car owned by Lynn Carmichael

International: 1957 Rometsch Beeskow owned by Mark Merrill

The 2020 Concours at Pasadera has been scheduled for Friday, August 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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