Wine tasting, concerts and a farmers market lining up to plant commerce on the grass instead of whacking balls with clubs.
For the second year in a row, the California Coastal Commission has given Pacific Grove the OK to hold a high end automobile auction on the 18th Hole of the city’s golf course — one of many events that city manager Ben Harvey announced P.G. is planning to pursue at the scenic location.
Another Car Auction On The Golf Course
. . . We’re doing improvements to a recreation zone.
All to bring a car auction circus to the golf course. Will Morrie Fisher get free admission?
City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Ben Harvey to enter into a five-year agreement with Worldwide Auctioneers for the annual car auction special event to take place on the 18th fairway during Classic Car Week in August.
In doing so, council members also approved proposed changes to the golf course’s 18th hole designed to accommodate the auction event, which displays more than 60 vintage automobiles ranging in price from $50,000 to $2 million. Specifically, the improvements would involve leveling a portion of the hole, which includes grading and filling, cart path realignment and the installation of a pedestrian walkway along Asilomar Boulevard.
Harveyspeak: We’re Not Doing Work In A Nature Preserve . .
Not much involvement by police. It was widespread Internet attention that made the car too hot and led to it getting recovered.
Monahan got word late Friday from a San Jose resident who noticed the car parked near his house for about a week. The man contacted his nephew, shared a picture of the deserted car, and his nephew told him to call Monahan.
“The nephew said it looked like one that was stolen out of Pacific Grove,” Monahan said. The nephew had seen the stolen Corvette on the Internet, where the theft gained wide publicity. His uncle’s call came at 8 p.m. Friday, and Monahan hitched his trailer to his truck and was on the road two hours later.
He picked up the Corvette at 2 a.m. Saturday, got the OK from San Jose police and brought it home that morning.
Corvette Stolen In P.G. Back In Hands Of Its Owner
The police commander says it’s a rare thing to happen. Don’t forget all the motorcycles stolen during Moto GP week.
Meanwhile, the P.G. cops let the car thieves go on own recognizance.
Pacific Grove police said Wednesday that an El Dorado County resident reported his 1962 red Corvette vanished after he parked it late Saturday at a bed and breakfast.
The theft apparently occurred between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., police Cmdr. John Miller said.
The owner said he parked at the lodging in the 300 block of Central Avenue and discovered the car missing an hour later when a friend came by.
The car owner said whoever took it must not have started the engine because he said “he would have heard if it was fired up,” Miller said.
Seen this car? Call the owner below. Don’t let the image of Pacific Grove get tarnished by indifferent cops.
A Police report has been filed with the Pacific Grove Police Department. PG1300883
Please contact owner, Pat 916 719-9442