America’s Automotive Tribes: A beautifully written discussion focusing on the interesting happenings at Monterey Car Week

We have permission to give a flavor of this article and a link to the full-meal-deal.  Paul Ingrassia wrote a piece about Monterey Car Week that should be required reading for anyone who appreciates the position cars hold in our hearts and minds.

Here is an excerpt:

MONTEREY, Calif. — The Costanoan and Esselen Native American tribes from the 18th Century have long since departed this peninsula. More recently, the modern tribes who powwow here every August have decamped too.

These latter-day tribes include the Exotici, who worship high-horsepower and high-testosterone deities with such names as Koenigsegg, Lamborghini and Ferrari. The rival Classicarini tribe — whose leaders include shaman Wayne Carini — practices ancestor worship, venerating Pre-War Preservation, Post-War Grand Touring and other primitive but beautiful gods from the past.

Other modern clans that gather here include the Germania, the Italianos, the Brits and the wondrously weird Lemoni.

This powwow is Monterey Car Week, which has grown from a modest one-day event that started in 1951 to encompass nine days of high-revving, free-wheeling automotive adulation. The hundreds of thousands of people who convene here each August are viewed by outsiders as a monolithic horde of dipstick-loving, lockstep-thinking car crazies. But for those inside the big automotive teepee, the truth is more nuanced.

Many Classicarini regard the Exotici as nouveau-riche show-offs who buy modern $2 million-plus “hypercars” to flaunt their wealth. “It’s not about the way the cars race, or about the cars,” explained 71-year-old John Grosseto Orange County, Calif., proud owner of a classic 1955 Osca MT4.  “It’s about young drivers with more money than brains. They buy the car because they can buy it, not because they really love the car.”

Exotics on Cannery Row

Check out the full piece at:   https://revsinstitute.org/news/americas-automotive-tribes-their-rites-revelries-rituals-and-rivalries/

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2019 PNR-CCCA Calendar of Events

January 13-19 . . . . . . . CCCA National Annual Meeting: Scottsdale, AZ

January 15. . . . . . . . PNR-CCCA Hospitality for Arizona Auction Week (Linda and Marty Ellison, Managers)

January 17. . . . . . . . Penske Museum Hagerty Insurance (Ashley Shoemaker, Manager)

March 30. . . . . . . . Tour/Lunch/Simulator Competition @ LeMay (Jerry Greenfield, Manager)

April. . . . . . . . TBD

May. . . . . . . TBD

June 23. . . . . . . Picnic at the Dochnahl’s (Denny and Bernie Dochnahl, Managers)

July 4 . . . . . . . Fourth of July Parade at Yarrow Point (Al McEwan, Manager)

July 21 . . . . . . . Forest Grove Concours, Forest Grove, OR

July 27 . . . . . . . 13th Annual Auto Angels at Bellevue Presbyterian Church

August 5 . . . . . . . Kick Off Party for Motoring Classic: Hageman’s Fire Station (Steve Larimer and Val Dickison, Managers)

August 18 . . . . . . . Pebble Beach Concours, Pebble Beach, CA

August 31 . . . . . . . Crescent Beach Invitational: Surrey, British Columbia (Laurel and Colin Gurnsey, Managers)

September 8-17 . . . . . . . Pacific Northwest CARavan (McEwans and Dickisons, Manager)

October 16 . . . . . . . Tour of PACCAR facilities (Steve Larimer, Manager)

October 26 . . . . . . . Las Vegas Concours (not a PNR Event)

November 6 . . . . . . . Annual Meeting @ Danz Garage (Brian Rohrback, Manager)

December 8 . . . . . . . Holiday Party @ Seattle Yacht Club (Frank Daly, Manager)

Welcome

The Pacific Northwest Region of the Classic Car Club of America is one of the most active purveyors of information on the greatest automobiles ever built.  Please join us for an event or come to our meetings held on the first Wednesday of every month, 6 pm in  Kirkland (please check with the club secretary for the current location).  5 pm is the start of the social hour, then on to business.  Dinner and drinks are brought in for you; the cost varies depending on the venue and the fare, but typically hovers around $10/person – a great deal!  And the people are always delightful.

Join the club by contacting Val Dickison, Secretary and Membership, 206-546-3306

Having fun with older cars!

2018 PNR-CCCA Events

January 6 . . . . . . . Desktop Metal and Garage Tour, Auburn (Marty Ellison, Manager)

January 15. . . . . . . . PNR-CCCA Hospitality for Arizona Auction Week (Kim and Norma Pierce, Managers)

February 17. . . . . . . . Tour of THE SHOP in Sodo (Craig DeVine, Manager)

March 11 . . . . . . . Sport Restaurant and Chihuly Glass Garden (Bill Smallwood, Manager)

April 11-14. . . . . . . . CCCA National Annual Meeting: Branson, MO

April 14. . . . . . . . Coming Out Party, Lynnwood Convention Center (Gary Johnson and Stan Dickison, Managers)

May 6 . . . . . . . HCCA Tour: Puyallup, WA

May 19 . . . . . . . Picnic with the RROC, Somerville Home (Dennis and Dalene Somerville, Managers)

June 1-3 . . . . . . . Car Collections & Garden Tours, Vancouver B.C. (Gurnseys & Haan, Managers)

June 1-3 . . . . . . . CCCA Museum Experience: Hickory Corners, MI

June 24 . . . . . . . PNR-CCCA Picnic at the Dochnahl Home, Renton (Denny and Bernie Dochnahl, Managers)

July 4 . . . . . . . Fourth of July Parade at Yarrow Point (Al McEwan, Manager)

July 8 . . . . . . . Pacific Northwest Ferrari Concours (non-CCCA, William Howard, Manager)

July 15 . . . . . . . Forest Grove Concours, Forest Grove, OR

July 28 . . . . . . . . Jerry AcAuliffe Memorial Picnic, Seabeck (Tim McAuliffe, host)

August 13 . . . . . . . Kick Off Party for Motoring Classic: Hageman’s Fire Station (Steve Larimer and Val Dickison, Managers)

September 1 . . . . . . . Crescent Beach Invitational: Surrey, British Columbia (Laurel and Colin Gurnsey, Managers)

September 8 . . . . . . . Classics at Redmond Town Center (Tom Nault, Manager)

September 13-16 . . . . . . . Pierce Arrow Fall Tour (Bettye Gluth, Manager)

September 29 . . . . . . . . Visit to the Flying Horse Ranch, Ellensberg

October 20 . . . . . . . Fall Drive to Whidbey Island (Karen and Barrie Hutchinson, Managers)

November 7 . . . . . . . Annual Meeting @ Danz Garage (? Manager)

December 9 . . . . . . . Holiday Party @ Seattle Yacht Club

PNR-CCCA Events

2017

January 14-21 . . . . . . . Arizona Concours / Auction Week: Scottsdale, AZ

March 11. . . . . . . . Tour of Georgetown Steam Plant (Frank Daly, Manager)

March 30 – April 2. . . . . . . . CCCA National Annual Meeting: Reno, NV

April 22. . . . . . . . Judging Seminar (Jerry Greenfield, Manager)

May 6 . . . . . . . PNR Aviation Tour Paine Field (Bill Smallwood, Manager)

May 7 . . . . . . . HCCA Tour: Puyallup, WA

June 2-4 . . . . . . . CCCA Museum Experience: Hickory Corners, MI

June 3 . . . . . . . LeMay Wheels & Heels Annual Gala: Tacoma, WA

June 18 . . . . . . . Fathers’ Day Classic Cars at Ballard Locks (Steve Larimer, Manager)

June 23 – 25. . . . . . . . PNR Grand Classic, Sequim, WA

July 4 . . . . . . . Fourth of July Parade at Yarrow Point (Al McEwan, Manager)

July 9 . . . . . . . Pacific Northwest Ferrari Concours (non-CCCA, Denny Dochnahl)

July 15 . . . . . . . Forest Grove Concours, Forest Grove, OR

July 29 . . . . . . . Classics at Redmond Town Center (Tom Nault, Manager)

August 7 . . . . . . . Kick Off Party for Motoring Classic: Hageman’s Fire Station (William Howard, Manager)

August 26 . . . . . . . Garage Tour (Jeff Clark, Manager)

September 2 . . . . . . . Crescent Beach Invitational: Surrey, British Columbia (Laurel and Colin Gurnsey, Managers)

October 7 . . . . . . . Fall Drive to Bellingham and LaConner (Norma Sola-Pierce, Manager)

October 14-22 . . . . . . . Scenic West CARavan (Arizona Region)

November 8 . . . . . . . Annual Meeting @ Danz Garage (Brian Rohrback, Manager)

December 17 . . . . . . . Holiday Party and Business Meeting: Seattle Yacht Club (Frank Daly, Manager)