Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Texas, Luckenbach
One of the more interesting things to see when you're in Monterey/Carmel are the vehicles at the auction and on the road. Every year, huge semis pull up and proceed to unload some of the most precious cars you've ever seen. The owners stand there, collect their car, then proceed to drive them 0.2 miles to the hotel or take it for a spin on 17-mile drive. Every year, the parking in front of Spanish Bay, Poppy Hills, Spy Glass and Pebble Beach are reserved for exotic collections. If I remember correctly, the Saleen S7 collection is at Spanish Bay. If you've never been, keep in mind that 17-mile drive is strictly for show and tell - no speeding. The road is full of braking tourists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The combination of coastal twisties and humidity-free weather make this a must stop for any serious motorcycle or car enthusiast. Check it out, then head south down Highway 1, inland to Carmel Valley Ranch, or North into the Santa Cruz hills.