What makes a car “cool?” It’s a worthwhile question, but I’m rather confident it’s one that doesn’t have a precise answer. From style and prowess to performance and power, from concepts and ideas, to creative executions… every car we deem special is so because of its defining characteristics, both conceptual and real.
Crawling through the paddock of the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion is, in many ways, perhaps the best part of the event as a whole. The scream of the classic race cars on track as they blaze a path around the famous Laguna Seca circuit is a sensory thrill of its own, as is the visual excitement of motorsport’s greatest battling head to head. For me, however, it’s the up-close and personal moments with both the legends and the underdogs…
Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to see a number of spectacular cars in person – cars I’ve seen in books as a kid, or in photo archives on the web, but never expected to see in person. Rarities, one-offs, concepts, and coach built cars are much of what make Concours shows so special; they often represent a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some of automotive history’s most unique, impressive, or sometimes gaudy cars, ever.
VIP Modular hosted a fundraiser this weekend in an attempt to raise money for Japan’s earthquake back in March. As you know, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake shook Japan to the ground just 3 months ago, the 5th largest earthquake the world has seen since 1900. The damages caused by the earthquake are estimated at almost $310 billion dollars.
Of course, every penny counts, so VIP modular gathered up the Southern Californian car community for a get together this morning.