As the crowds of car enthusiasts and Spring Classic race competitors gathered for Garage Unlimited of Monterey’s grand opening, there seemed to be a common theme. Most people said they’ve never seen anything like the upscale, specialty car-storage condo facility — which offers pristine garage space together with a versatile mezzanine 15 feet above the garage floor in every unit, which can be customized into an office or leisure-time retreat.
The Thursday May 18th event was exceptionally well attended, with more than 300 people stopping by to be a part of the festivities. Attendees included owners of the 37 of 46 units that have already been sold or are in escrow at the complex, interested prospects, many friends and business associates, and local officials and other dignitaries.
In addition, entrants in Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s inaugural Spring Classic produced a steady stream of classic race cars visiting the complex. The Spring Classic got off to a fast start with a very successful weekend of vintage racing May 19th – May 21st. Garage Unlimited of Monterey is privileged to be the Official Storage Solution of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Photography by Patrice Ward
A Grand Celebration
The event was a four-hour celebration — with extraordinary food and beverages; music with a live DJ; a book signing by Robert Walker, author of Cobra Pilote: The Ed Hugus Story; and live painting of the festivities by well-known motionsports artist, Bill Patterson. Prints of the unique portrait will be made and autographed by Patterson to be given to each of the garage-condo owners at the complex.
The event was produced by Simply Stunning Weddings & Events with the support of generous sponsors including Mijo’s Taqueria in Capitola and El Jefe Tequila, who shared their tasty food and drinks with those in attendance. Thanks go to the complete list of sponsors including: Advanced Detailing, Barracuda Networks, Bill Patterson, Carlquist & McClellan, CHP 11-99 Foundation, Club Sportiva, Edwards & Sons Automotive Equipment, Elite Auto Films, JelladianArt.com, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Motorart 27 – The Fine Art of Alex Wakefield, Racers Insurance, RRS, Santa Cruz County Bank, Supreme Detailworks, VintageAutoPosters.com — plus brokers Lostrom & Company, Cushman & Wakefield and Borelli Investment Company.