We obsessively covered the 2014 Monterey Car Week

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Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance

With each passing year, things just get more and more interesting at the annual Monterey Car Week. As we've seen yet again, it's not just about the historic automobiles anymore - new vehicles certainly have big presences at the various events. Beyond that, with a wide variety of sights to take in, there really is something for every car enthusiast here in Monterey, and we've had an absolute blast bringing it all of the pages of Autoblog for you over the past few days.

From McCall's Motorworks Revival, the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance, Quail, Motorsports Reunion, various auctions, and the fancy-shmancy Concours d'Elegance, there's been a lot to talk about over on America's left coast. Check out the best of the best in our roundup, below.

2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a symphony of classic racers

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas assemble by the shore at Pebble Beach

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection is a real land yacht

Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider tops Gooding's Saturday auction at $15.18 million

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe named Best In Show at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Bentley Continental GT3-R is a limited-edition racer for the street

Maserati Alfieri Concept lands on US shores ahead of 2016 production model

Ferrari dominant at high-priced RM Auctions' Monterey event

McLaren 650S Sprint is ready to hit the track running in Monterey

Renovo Motors Coupe buzzes into Monterey with electric power and vintage style

Pebble Beach Concept Car Lawn adds class to the grass

Saleen turns its hand to Tesla Model S with mixed results

The Jaguar E-Type Lightweight is back on the prowl after a few decades away

2014 Quail Motorsports Gathering amazes with beauty from every era

Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo makes official debut at the Quail

$11.55 million 1964 Ferrari 250 LM highlights RM Auctions' first night in Monterey

All six Bugatti Veyron Legend Editions gather at the Quail

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 takes the D-Type to the 21st Century

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster in the metal in Monterey

McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept previews super exotic track stormer

BMW M5 arrives in Monterey packing 600 hp and matte paint

Land Rover shows off 550-hp Range Rover Sport SVR to Monterey crowds

2014 Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance gives the best view in town

BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance Edition is so cool it's Frozen [UPDATE]

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO hits record $38 million sale at Bonhams' Monterey auction

McCall's Motorworks Revival ignites Monterey 2014 in spectacular style

Panoz reveals 25th anniversary Esperante Spyder at McCall's

Toyota reveals new versions of FT-1 concept at Pebble Beach [w/video]

We obsessively covered the 2014 Monterey Car Week originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe named Best In Show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

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Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Best In Show at Pebble Beach

For the first time in the event's 64-year history, the prestigious Best In Show honor at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has been awarded to a Ferrari. The 1954 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe seen here is owned by car collector Jon Shirley of Medina, WA, and as it turns out, has quite a rich history.

Nevermind the fact that it's currently one of five road-going 375 MMs - this example was ordered by film director Roberto Rossellini, and was actually born as a Pininfarina-bodied competition Spyder. Following an accident, the car's original body wasn't able to be saved, but the chassis was sent to Carrozzeria Scaglietti in Modena for replacement, and the finished product became the company's first passenger car design for Ferrari.

Following its tenure with Rossellini, the car was owned by Mario Savona of Palermo, and later Charles Robert of Paris. Years later, the car was restored by its current owner in 1995, after being found in an underground garage in a Paris suburb.

In addition to being the first Ferrari to win the Best In Show award, this is the first post-war car to take the top honor since 1968. This Ferrari has quite the robust pedigree, having won many Best In Show awards at several events throughout the 1990s, in addition to the Luigi Chinetti Memorial Award at the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours.

Have a look at the winning Ferrari in our gallery from Pebble Beach, above.

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eBay Find of the Day: Peel P50 replica helps you commute like Jeremy Clarkson [w/video]

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1963 Peel P50 replica - front three-quarter view

Fans of Top Gear should have no trouble remembering the Peel P50. The infamous mini-minicar was first introduced in the early 1960s (and recently brought back into production), and starred in the now-infamous Top Gear test where host Jeremy Clarkson drove the tiny car through the offices of the BBC.

Now, you, too, can get on the same sort of minuscule commuting action with this 1963 Peel P50 replica, available on eBay Motors for the Buy It Now price of $27,000. This P50 was built by Andy Carter's Modern Microcars UK, imported to the United States in 2009, and is currently registered and plated in California. It features a period-correct interior and exterior, but is now powered by a 200cc four-stroke Honda kart engine. Buying this P50 replica also gets you the super cute 1963 Czech PAV single-wheel steel-body trailer seen here, completely restored with a new stainless-steel frame.

Sure, $27,000 is a high price to pay for what's essentially a street-legal novelty item, but remember, you can't drive even the smallest of today's cars through the hallways of your office. Check out the P50 in our gallery above and scroll down to watch six-foot-five Jeremy Clarkson spend a day behind the wheel of the world's tiniest car.

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Watch Lexus SEMA showcars get crushed

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Anyone familiar with the annual SEMA show should recognize the name Fox Marketing. After all, the company shows up to the tuning show in Las Vegas every year with an interesting creation or two. But now, we're going to watch two of those modded vehicles meet their demise.

In the video, Brian Fox talks about the two vehicles being sent to the crusher - a twin-turbocharged Lexus IS F and special IS C - saying that all manufacturers crush their media fleet vehicles. That's not entirely true, though. Yes, many press vehicles are crushed, but they're commonly of the pre-production sort or are simply cars that were never issued VINs. Show cars, like these SEMA one-offs, are usually crushed, as well.

Scroll down to see the action unfold, though we recommend jumping ahead to the 2:00 mark - that's where things start to get interesting. Click through the gallery below, as well, to see some still shots from Fox Marketing's day at the crusher.

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