It’s amazing that the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which comes around again next month, has grown from a small gathering on the 18th green of a posh golf club, into a whole week of car-related events across California’s Monterey Peninsula.

Aside from the Concours itself, the highlights of the week for many people are the auctions. We’ve already looked at RM Sotheby’s $200 million catalogue; now we turn to RM’s great rival, Gooding & Co.

Gooding’s lot list perhaps isn’t quite as extravagant as RM’s, only adding up to around $150 million. Though it does include an ultra-desirable Ferrari 250GT SWB California Spider, estimated at $18 million and potentially the single most valuable car to cross the block all week.

But ho-hum. Strange to say that, but it seems like every major auction has a Cali Spider these days. Instead, what jumped out whilst leafing through Gooding’s Pebble Beach catalogue was the amount of significant – or generally interesting – racing cars.

So, for this run down of Only Motors’ top picks from Gooding & Co’s Pebble Beach sale, we are focusing on those racing cars.

The sale also includes the single most successful Porsche 956 Group C car, which we covered in detail here

View the full catalogue here

By Only Motors

All images courtesy of Goodingandco.com