2009 Infiniti FX50: Monterey Here We Come
August 13, 2009
Tonight I'll be driving our long-term Infiniti FX50 250 miles or so due north to California's Monterey Peninsula for the ultimate car weekend. If you've never been to "The Weekend" I highly recommend you mark out the vacation time and tell the wife you've got a seminar in Cleveland.
It really is that cool. With the possible exception of the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, the Monterey weekend is without equal if your goal is total automotive submersion. For three days it's just cars, cars, cars.
Although there have been events up there since Saturday, tomorrow the real fun begins. I'll spend the majority of my day checking out a few thousand of my favorite Italians at the Concorso Italiano. I'm a Ferrari Daytona nut so it's one of my favorite car shows. Then, tomorrow night, Infiniti will give me a look at the all-new 2011 Infiniti M, which I hear is very cool.
On Saturday I'll watch the historic races at Laguna Seca (Porsche is the honored marque.). And on Sunday you'll find me at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. In between I hope to hit a car auction or two. Or three.
Should be fun. And the FX should prove to be the perfect road tripper for the job. I plan on putting its navigation system to the test, and with any luck I'll drive it enough to get it over the 20,000 mile mark by the time we return on Monday.
I'll let you know if the FX lived up to my expectations with a full report next week.
Scott Oldham, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief @ 19,024 miles