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Car Enthusiasts and the Monterey Peninsula 2012

Monterey Peninsula, CA – Big Bear Lake, CA, August 22, 2012 – The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion attracted over 30,000 spectators and is crowned as it is the biggest and best vintage event of the year attracting over 550 race cars.  In celebration of Carroll Shelby’s life the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca managed to attract greatest gathering of Cobras for a once in a lifetime thrilling race.  Tom Sakai of Big Bear City in one of the GT classes finished 13th scoring the second fastest Sunbeam Tiger time. Ray Bowling of Big Bear showed two rare Bizzarrini’s at the Quail Automobile Lifestyle Gathering. The Concorso Italiano attracted thousands to experience “the good life” and everything in Italian motoring on the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. As entertaining as any car show are the many auctions highlighted by a record 230 million in total sales.  Mecum’s high sale was a Porsche 917 at 5.8 million. Gooding was the top dog with a Mercedes and Ferrari each individually selling for over 11 million. RM sold the GT40 camera car from movie Le Mans for a record 10 million. Russo and Steele brought in over 8 million in sales averaging $56,000 per car.  Experts say that people continue to invest in collector cars as hedge against most other investments.  As they say right now a Ford Mustang GT is a lot more rewarding than Ford...

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Sam Cabiglio of Big Bear City Recognized For His Porsche Expertise

Sam Cabiglio of Big Bear City, California is an expert on many thing’s that are related to automobiles, but what makes him very special is his connection and knowledge of Porsche and Porsche racing history.  Check out the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Porsche Video with Sam Cabiglio. Besides being a collector of  sports cars and collector cars he has developed a business finding special cars for car collector clients around the world.  With offices in Long Beach, California and now in the Monterey Bay  area of California he has found special cars for the likes of Jerry Seinfeld.  Some of Seinfeld’s collection of rare Porsches includes the 600 horsepower 1969 917 Porsche used and owned by Steve McQueen for the famous race movie “Le Mans” staring Steve McQueen.  And if that wasn’t enough, Seinfeld also owns the 1970 Porsche 908/03 named the “Giant Killer” because it’s compact agile size, light weight and ability to dominate races at Nurburging in Germany and Targo Florio in Italy.  It went on to help Porsche clinch the 1970 Jerry Seinfeld’s exhibition run at the 2009 Rolex Historic Races championship halfway through that race season.  Then the “Giant Killer” raced for much of he 1970’s with an astounding and hard to imagine, 1979 Le Mans finish of 2nd place overall.  Both cars were show at the Rolex Historic Races on Saturday August 15 and...

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