May 9, 2012 |
Actor Patrick Dempsey plans to wade further into the deep end of motor racing Saturday at the 2.24-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track in Monterey, Calif. The "Grey's Anatomy" star is scheduled to co-drive one of his team's cars in a six-hour endurance race sanctioned by the American Le Mans Series, which features different classes of race cars. Dempsey, 46, for the first time will help drive an entry in the ALMS' P2 class of exotic, powerful prototype cars built specifically for racing.
August 10, 2012 |
Itching to escape the heat and head north to wine country? On Saturday afternoon Monterey Wine Country celebrates the festival's 20th anniversary in Carmel. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door on the day of the event. And get this, designated drivers pay just $15, presumably because they will not be imbibing - or at least as much What's happening? Tastings of Monterey wines, food from local restaurants, music from the Red Beans & Rice jazz band - and of course, an auction.
August 3, 2012 |
Casa Munras Hotel & Spa in Monterey is offering a late-summer family package that comes with camp for kids and spa and restaurant credits for Mom and Dad. Prices start at $249 a night for getaways through early September. The deal: The Camp Casa Kids Package comes with one four-hour Kids Camp Session in the morning or afternoon Fridays-Sundays. Activities for children are ocean-themed and include crafts, scavenger hunts and camp songs. Camp sessions are good for 5- to 12-year-olds; extra children may be added for $45 each.
November 26, 2006
WAS it really necessary to list a boar hunt in Tours & Cruises ["Stalking the Wild Boar in Monterey," Nov. 12]? I'm sure there are plenty of excursions to promote that don't involve killing. Although a boar hunt may be legal, it is far from ethical. One that offers a "trophy pig" is just disgusting. EDWARD RUTKOWSKI Los Angeles
June 7, 1987
Re Michele and Tom Grimm's May 3 article and the letter of May 17 from Patricia G. Braun: The highway between Monterey and Salinas is California 68, not 86. I thought it was probably a typo in the Grimm article, but when Braun made the same mistake, I thought I should call it to your attention. No big deal, I know, as there is no other way to go, but let's not perpetuate the error. LORRAINE DAVID North Hollywood
August 17, 2013 |
A rare Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Bentley attracted the highest winning bids Friday night as key auctions at Monterey's Classic Car week revved into gear. More than $86.2 million worth of cars changed hands over the course of the evening, according to Hagerty Insurance. The biggest prize of the night was a 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider, which RM Auctions sold for $9.08 million, including commission, according to Hagerty. The small, brilliant red race car is one of only 12 known to exist and has been owned by one family since 1968.