Auto trade elite, efficiency fans, and collectors donning pastel linen fits, floral jumpers, fascinators and fedoras gathered on California’s central coast for Monterey Automotive Week to admire each outdated and new sheet metallic exhibitions.

Amid bellowing V-8 engines and eye-watering wafts of tailpipe exhaust, one factor is evident: People’ love for gasoline-powered autos is alive and nicely among the many rich.

However regardless of the wealthy historical past and efficiency on show, electrical automobiles shared an equally brilliant highlight at this 12 months’s celebration — from unique hypercars to spaceship-shaped cruisers to boxy child haulers — taking the storied occasion into the last word collision of previous and future.