Day: August 23, 2021

Missed Monterey Car Week? Here’s What Happened at the World’s Premier Auto Show

If the adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” was ever in question, all doubt was removed over the course of about 10 days this month—for motoring enthusiasts, at least. After the automotive world’s premier expo, Monterey Car Week, in Northern California, was garaged last year, the industry’s glitterati, collectors and admirers of every age seemed determined that the 2021 edition of Monterey Car Week would not only see the light of day, but shine more brightly than ever.

The show, which now includes a series of exhibitions, historics racing, auctions and a few concours, started as a single-day car exhibition scheduled to complement the Pebble Beach Road Race in 1950. Although the latter went idle after 1956, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance continued strong and, like a sun drawing celestial bodies into orbit, began gathering related automotive events.

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Newgarden led a race-high 138 of 260 laps in claiming his second win of 2021 (Mid-Ohio). He becomes the fourth driver to score multiple wins this season in IndyCar, joining Pato O’Ward, Alex Palou and Marcus Ericsson.

O’Ward finished second to earn his fifth podium of the season and his first since winning Race No. 2 at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park in June. He also now holds the points lead by 10 points over Palou with three races to go.

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