QOTD: What Part of Car Week is Your Favorite?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Last week was Car Week, so called because of the various events taking place in and around Monterey, California (The Quail, the vintage races at Laguna Seca, Pebble Beach, et cetera), and the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit.

Late August can be considered a gearhead's dream, even if you live vicariously through pictures posted on the Internet. I've done the Dream Cruise ago, a long time ago prior to TTAC, and maybe someday I'll get out to Monterey -- the closest I came was attending the Corvette C7 launch in the area just days ahead of the event. Cars were starting to arrive as we walked around town, but I was on a plane home before all the real fun started.

As for the Dream Cruise, my favorite part of it was riding shotgun in an old muscle car -- I am blanking on year and model right now, but I do recall it was a Chevy, possibly a tricked-out Impala -- as the owner trundled up and down Woodward.

Whether you've been to any Car Week event or you just check out the coverage from the events, what is your favorite part? The old iron in Pebble, the muscle cars in Michigan, or something else?

[Image: Pebble Beach Concours]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Aug 22, 2022

    Being on the lawn at Pebble Beach would be awesome, but I'd be equally at home at the Concours d'Lemons. Monterey weekend is definitely on my bucket list.

  • Syke Syke on Aug 22, 2022

    I'm awaiting Colonia Beach (VA) Bike Week in October, and Daytona Bike Week next March.

  • Cprescott Cprescott on Aug 23, 2022

    Watching Honduhs and Toyoduhs crushed at a local salvage yard.

    • RHD RHD on Aug 24, 2022

      Different name, same old one-trick pony.

  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Aug 23, 2022

    Not being in the scrum of clout-seekers competing with each other to brag about who had access to what. I like cars because they are marvels of engineering that enable comfortable and independent medium-distance travel, not because they can help me show dominance over the other monkeys.