The little yellow TB has made it to the epicenter of Car Week here in California. I made sure it met all it's heroes.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

It insisted on seeing the Pacific Ocean again, so we did that first at Asilomar Beach.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Dune buggy runs in his blood, err... oil.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

The we were off to the Legends of the Autobahn show, featuring famed German manufacturers BMW, Mercedes, and Audi.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

We checked out a BMW 850ci first, but the Torchbug was more excited to show me how his people do a 12 cylinder engine...

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

He explained that a W configuration allows for the same number of cylinders in a more compact package . Sounds like he was drinking the VW Koolaid, but I'm a big fan on weird engines too.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

He wouldn't stop saying "I'm Batman!" after checking out this 3.0 CSL.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

We checked out the latest Michelin had to offer, but he wanted something a little more knobby for the dunes.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Another Bimmer V12 caught our interest.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

The Torchbug was blessed by another patron saint yesterday, this time by collector car guru Keith Martin! Mr. Martin was the MC of the event and was kind enough to take some time to let me take a picture of him with the TB. Lots of thanks to Keith!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

We said hello to one of the four Gullwings on display

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Across the way was another German hero, the BMW M1.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Then it wanted to check out BMW's new i8. Some of his uncles had converted to an electric drivetrain so he wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

After sitting in the driver's seat, the Torchbug approved.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

This was a BMW 700rs, one of two and the only one not owned by BMW. The Torchbug said a quick hello.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

A few hours went by, making sure it saw every car on the concours lot, the corral lot, and the nearby parking lot, it was time to go visit the Torchbug's cousins, the Porsches.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

At the first annual Werks Reunion, there were hundreds of Porsches on a golf course in the Carmel Valley.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

It said hello to a legendary 906 first. He and I both have a thing for Gullwing doors.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

He met another hero of his, the V10 Carrera GT!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

He found an empty spot and refused to move even though I tried to tell him that 911's weren't just fancy Beetles.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

We were on our way out, he spotted one more hero he just had to say hi to...

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

A Porsche 959!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Back in Pacific Grove, there was a small rally going on down town, so we went to check it out.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Another Porsche! The classic 356 Speedster.

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Oh hey, one of his converted uncles!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Traveling Torchbug visits Monterey!

Well that was fun, definitely excited about the main event tomorrow in Pebble Beach!

Interested in Authorship on Live and Let Diecast? Drop us a line!