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The following pages contain a one-stop guide to the history and events that constitute what has come to be known as Monterey Car Week, identifying the period leading up to its climactic event, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Part 2 relates the rest of the story of a unique combination of automotive and aviation technology utilized in a demonstration that deserves a lasting place in marketing textbooks.
Automobiles and airplanes began to develop in parallel starting in the early 20th century, spawning numerous instances in which their respective technologies or products came into direct contact with each other. In some cases, these encounters contributed to the advancement of some aspect of their respective industries, while others were interesting whimsical occurrences.
Al Unser, Jr’s Confessional: In Al Unser, Jr., A Checkered Past, the highly successful racer shines a bright light on his dark side. The book chronicles his rise through the ranks in racing, and his fall back down to rock bottom.
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