Monterey Car Week through the eyes of MAcarbon

MAcarbon had an extremely busy, but good Monterey Car Week this year. We had booths at 5 events this year and attended a few others. We started the “week” off by attending the Pre-Reunion races at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. This is an awesome event and it’s very low key. There aren’t any crowds, the cars are amazing and it’s only $25. If you don’t want to pay you can watch the races from the “Cork Screw” for free.

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The next event was ‘Concours on the Avenue’ in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This is a free concours event on the main drag of Carmel and most importantly…it’s free. There is always a very eclectic group of cars here and it is a must see.

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Friday was the ‘Werks Reunion’ Porsche Club of America show and we had a tent displaying our carbon parts. This show is a must for all you Porschephiles, and the coral is probably more impressive than the show itself.

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A couple of us left ‘Werks Reunion’ and headed over to Monterey for the inaugural ‘Exotics on Canary Row’. This was the first year for this show, but you would never know it by the amount of people and cars in attendance. We had our booth set up overlooking the picturesque Monterey Bay, and we brought along two of our customer’s cars (Ferrari 360 Spider and Audi R8 V10 Coupe). Next to us was one of 3 or 4 McLaren P1’s. Also in attendance were a few Porsche 918’s, a couple Ferrari F50’s, a Pagani Huayra, a few Ferrari La Ferrari’s and a Mercedes CLK GTR…just to name a few. This is sure to become one of the more popular events during ‘Monterey Car Week’ in the years to come.

 

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On Saturday evening we had our parts on display at the ‘Serata Italiana’, held by our friends at the Lamborghini Club America. This was our 6th year sponsoring this event and it’s always a blast. Our table of parts was in set up in a beautiful court yard full of stunning Lamborghini’s including the prototype ‘Asterion’ hybrid and the new Aventador SV Roadster.

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When most of the events in Monterey were winding down, the Ferrari Club of America national meet was just getting started. On Sunday evening we had a booth at the Hyatt in Carmel for the national meet and had a great time talking to our old and new customers.
Monday was the Ferrari Club Concours, where we had a tent displaying our products. This was a really nice event with a great mix of Ferraris new and old.

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It was a tiring week, but it was a blast and we can’t wait for next year.  Click on the photos below to see the entire gallery!

 

Monterey Car Week

August is right around the corner and we sure have a busy schedule ahead of us. Monterey Car week is one of our most exciting and hectic times of the year for us. We get to get out of the office to look at some wonderful cars and mingle with the car community. This year, we will be attending four events as a vendor (even though some of the team will attend more than just those events).

We start off on Friday, August 14th, with the Werks Reunion hosted by the Porsche Club of America. This event will be held at the Rancho Canada Golf Club from 7am to 4pm. Immediately following this event, we will be moving to Cannery Row to participate in Exotics on Cannery Row. That event will be held from 4pm to 8pm. Sunday the 16th and Monday the 17th, we will be attending the Mercato di Ferrari at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and at the Concours d-Elegance at the Nicklaus Club hosted by the Ferrari Club of America.

Some of the events at Monterey Car Week are free of charge, so if you are in the area, come say hello and also check out the wide variety of events going on. For more information, you can visit www.montereycarweek.com/Events.html for a full schedule of what is happening when in Monterey. If you wish to attend the FCA events, you can check http://www.fca2015.org/ for information.

The MAcarbon Quality

At MAcarbon, we make parts that we are proud of and pride making a quality product that looks as good or better than OEM.

That final 10%: The thing that makes us stand out from the rest, is our attention to detail…that final 10%. We use the best carbon fiber available at any price and lay it down with as little distortion as possible. We always match the OEM carbon patterns and we pay close attention to the direction of the carbon pattern, the finish and overall look of the part. After several layers of clear and sanding we always do a final ‘color sand’ making the parts smooth and free of any ‘orange peel’.

 

Lamborghini Gallardo Air Vents (Second set ever) and Map Light

 

 

We make parts that stand the test of time and never look aftermarket. In late 2005, We made this set of vents and map light. The vents are actually the second set we had ever made for a Gallardo (the weave is in the wrong direction, because we made these before Lamborghini offered carbon for the Gallardo). Even though these parts have been installed and used for some time, they are still in perfect condition.

Our products are made to last – with quality second to none, and nothing motivates us more than a happy customer.

Porsche is back at Le Mans with a big win!

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First off, we want to congratulate everyone involved!

Porsche has bagged its first outright win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 1998 with the no. 19 car of Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber and Nico Hulkenberg, following an enthralling fight with Audi at the Circuit de la Sarthe. The no. 19 car took control of the race at the halfway point in the race following a string of dominant stints by Tandy behind the wheel of the 919 Hybrid, with both Hulkenberg and Bamber also produced impressive displays. The top honors lay with Porsche and marked another milestone in the German marque’s LMP1 mission. After returning in 2014 and claiming its first FIA World Endurance Championship victory, Porsche has now won the biggest event of them all at Le Mans, and will now be setting its sights on a full WEC title victory at the end of the season.

Here at MAcarbon, we love Porsches. They are  great because it’s not what you can see on paper. Porsche is a brand for drivers and driving. They make people feel amazing. It is why you can see Porsche enthusiasts in numbers that not even Ferrari or Lamborghini can muster. When you see a Porsche you know exactly what it is, yet you know that each generation is unique. Their magic is in turning grown men into little kids.

Cars and Coffee at Canepa Design 5-10-2014

The 2nd Cars and Coffee of the year at Canepa Design was just as big as the first. This Cars and Coffee has really become a popular even compared to the previous couple years…as it should be. Beyond the normal people and there cars are the 100 or so cars housed by Canepa. Some of the cars are in the middle of restoration, for sale and there are about 25 that are housed in the motorsports museum upstairs. It is awesome to have the freedom to walk around the entire facility and look at everything. Not to be outdone by the Canepa cars, are the cars in the parking lot. People are really bringing some cool stuff out every month, and there is a little something for everyone. This month there were several American cars from 1920′s rat rods to tri-year Chevys and 1960′s muscle cars along with about 30 Porsches, a few Ferraris, a McLaren, tons of BMW’s and more.

Enjoy the pictures!

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Let the season begin:

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24 Hours of Daytona Winner

Action Express Racing

Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais

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24 Hours of Daytona

Prototype Challenge Class Winner

(9th overall)

Core Autosport

Mark Wilkins, James Gue, Jon Bennett

and Colin Braun

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24 Hours of Daytona

GTLM Class Winner

(6th overall …. great job!)

Porsche North America’s Factory Team

Nick Tandy, Richard Lietz and Patrick Pilet

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24 Hours of Daytona

GTD Class Winner

(18th overall)

Level 5 Motorsports

Scott Tucker, Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell, Jeff Segal and Alessandro Pier Giuidi

Great minds think alike!

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To our delight, while thumbing through the lastest EVO magazine we found the article of Hot Shoe Jethro Bovingdon describing upgrading the wheels of a 996 Turbo.  Lightness was his main concern, as well as ours. Great minds do think alike as we came up with the same conclusion,

OZ Racing Allaggrittas

These wheels, among the lightest available are low pressure cast and heat treated. They are also treated to a beautiful titanium finish.

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With nearly thirty years of Formula One experience and offered as OEM equipment on any number of Ferraris the choice became obvious.

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We admit, we cannot get enough of the 991 GT3 …. Cannot wait to see one in person!

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That interior is just begging for a lil’ more Carbon Fiber!

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Almost too pretty to turn a wheel in anger … Almost!

SEMA 2013

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Full carbon Pagani Huayra at GoPro

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If you ever go to SEMA, make sure to wear comfortable shoes and travel light.  I made the mistake of bringing my DaKine Photography backpack with about 25 pounds of camera gear stuffed into it.  I had a tripod, a bunch of lenses, a couple mics and the list goes on.  After about 3 hours of walking around the show with this on my back, I was about to collapse, and the last thing I wanted to do was reach into the bag to switch lenses…I just wanted this thing off my back!  Luckily I was with my friend that works for GoPro, so we stopped off at their amazing booth (with a full carbon fiber Pagani Huayra) and dropped off our bags.  I was left with just the essential gear for taking pictures and a little video of the show (Canon 5D, 16-35 L Lens, and a Rode Mic).  We walked the halls of The SEMA Show for a total of 8 1/2 hours and we probably only saw 1/4 of the show.  You really need to spend a few days to really enjoy this show and appreciate everything.  We had tunnel vision about half way through and all the cars started looking the same.  Cars that we would spend half an hour looking at in a parking lot didn’t even get a 2nd look from us at SEMA.

This was the first time in the last 5 years that we didn’t have a booth and it was fun to enjoy the show as a spectator, but I really wish I had given myself at least 2 days to see and enjoy everything that is SEMA.

Enjoy the pictures!

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Skarky Porsche at Falken Tires

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Nice looking Audi A4 Allroad on TSW Wheels

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How low can you go?

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Stunning Ferrari F12 at HRE…Homerun!

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The full carbon Pagani Huayra at GoPro

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This C7 Corvette looked awesome with these bronze colored HRE wheels

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The Audi R8 looks awesome in race trim

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Minty fresh Porsche 964 at H&R Springs

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Porsche 991 with a Misha Design Body kit at Forgestar Wheels

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RAUH-WELT Porsche at Toyo Tires

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GMG Lamborghini Super Trofeo race car

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Killer VW Rabbit at Garret Turbo

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Porsche 997 on HRE wheels by our friends at HG Motorsports

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Gran Turismo C7 Corvette at Chevy

 

 

 

Down in Monterey!

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You never know who or what you are going to see down in Monterey during car week.

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By the road-side you get to hear them and see them in motion!

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FAZZAZZ!!!!!

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Road-Shark!