A 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon, restored (gratis) by Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage, aigned by President George W. Bush, and then auctioned to benefit the latter's Military Service Initiative, which works to help post 9-11 vets transition back to civilian life, turned into the best story of Pebble Beach week.

It started when it destroyed Gooding & Co.'s pre-auction estimate. And then it got nuts when the winning bidder donated it back, on the spot, to be immediately auctioned a second time.

Here's how it all went down, courtesy of Richard Truesdell, who was there.