One annual event I really miss since we moved away from California nearly 6 years ago, is the annual “Monterey Weekend.” If you are a car nut, that can only mean the weekend of the Concorso Italiano and Historic Automobile races at Laguna Seca. (Oh, and there’s some sort of car show at a place called Pebble Beach, too. But that’s a bit too high brow for me.) It’s always a weekend of good food, good company, and nothing but fast cars as far as the eye can see. This year we had a bit of fog too, but that didn’t dampen our spirits. The good news for 2006 is that Cooper will be the featured Marque. The Northern California BMW CCA chapter has a great deal with their Festorics event and trackside hospitality tent.