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MISC Auto Shows

Here you'll find coverage of the auto shows and events that we cover each year but weren't necessarily planning to. They're not as big as the major international auto shows around the world, but they're still plenty fun and important to see.

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    Report: Bluebird DC50 launch at Beaulieu delayed
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    The name Bluebird may be synonymous with speed, made as it were by the land speed record car that bore the name the better part of a century ago. But speed doesn't always come without its setbacks. In July we reported on plans to release a pair of high-performance electric vehicles to revive...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz classes up camper market with Sprinter Caravan Concept
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    Mercedes-Benz has moved into the Caravan Salon 2013 held in Düsseldorf, Germany with several new live-in showcases, starting with the Sprinter Caravan Concept. The tall-boy cargo van has been turned into a cut-away model with a kitchen with gloss-white fixtures, a living area, a bathroom...

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    Report: Chrysler axes old V6s, goes all-Pentastar
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    Old technology has a way of lingering on, particularly at Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Hills. So while the Pentastar V6 has replaced the older engine architecture in just about every application, it still soldiered on in some export markets. But the introduction of a new 3.0-liter Pentastar...

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    Video: Leno steals Porsche 918 from The Quail for latest Garage episode
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    Just because he's a famous celebrity doesn't mean Jay Leno got to take it easy at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance earlier this month. Having already spent some time with the gorgeous Cadillac Elmiraj Concept and Ed Welburn for a recent episode of Jay Leno's Garage, the late night talk show...

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    Monterey: We obsessively covered Pebble Beach and all of Monterey 2013
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    It won't be long now until greens crews have replaced impossibly rare and expensive metal on the links at Pebble Beach and The Quail, transporters have packed up hundreds of millions of dollars worth of motorsports history and exited the paddocks at Laguna Seca, and scads of auctioneers are...

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    Monterey: 1934 Packard convertible takes Best In Show at Pebble Beach
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    Hard decisions have been made, score sheets have been tallied and a new car now reigns over the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The 2013 Best In Show winner here at Pebble is the 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini of West Orange, NJ. We'll...

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    Monterey: Pebble Beach Concept Car Lawn boasts an embarrassment of riches
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    The Concept Lawn at Pebble Beach has again improved the phrase, "a gathering of exotics." Even if we've seen most of them before in other places, where else in the world would you see them not just in one place, but right next to one another in a space about as big as a suburban back yard? ...

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    Monterey: Porsche 918 Spyder pre-production version in all its almost-done glory
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    Porsche continues the long tease of its upcoming 918 Spyder; the latest instantiation here at the Pebble Beach Concours with the car presented in pre-production form to the throngs on the golf course. Just a few days ago Porsche dropped an image of the car on its official Twitter feed. True...

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    Monterey: 1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV still looks fresh on Pebble's Concept Lawn
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    We already brought you a gallery of Lamborghini's latest rockstar, the Veneno, from its vaunted spot on the lawns of The Quail here in Monterey. Apparently the Italian brand didn't want the Pebble Beach crowds to feel left out, so it brought the supercar along to the Concept Lawn here as well....

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    Monterey: Bentley Mulsanne Le Mans Limited Edition celebrates in patrician hues
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    Bentley has made good on its promise to show off its Mulsanne Le Mans Limited Edition here at Pebble Beach, and the good news is that the thing is a far less aggressively green than we'd been led to believe. In fact, the verdant Mulsanne looks downright proper when parked with Bentley historics...

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    Monterey: Laraki Motors Epitome Concept is $2M and 1,750 hp that we didn't see coming
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    When we showed up at Pebble Beach this morning (really, really early this morning), we had a pretty good idea of classics and concepts that we wanted to cover. To be completely honest, the Laraki Motors Epitome Concept car wasn't on our cheat sheet. We hadn't heard of the wildly scooped and...

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    Monterey: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider sells for incredible $27.5 million
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    In the charged atmosphere at day two of RM's Monterey auctions, a record-setting sum of money changed hands in exchange for one of the most exclusive Ferraris of all time. The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider blew away expectations last night, selling for a gavel price of $25 million and a...

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    Monterey: Rolls-Royce Alpine Centenary Ghost makes its first North American appearance
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    Rolls-Royce choose this year's Shanghai Motor Show as the occasion to show off its achingly cool Alpine Trial Centenary Edition Ghost, but The Quail was the site of the car's North American coming out party. The one-off Rolls pays tribute to a heroic moment in the marque's history, when four...

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    Monterey: Corvette C7.R makes a camo'd debut run at Laguna Seca
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    This year's Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was a Corvette-heavy affair, to be certain. Corvette had a giant pavilion to show of its spanking new C7 Stingray along side examples of each of the other six past cars, and the 2014 'Vettes were also running demonstration laps on the track between...

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    Monterey: 2013 Quail Motorsports Gathering wows with modern masterpieces
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    Pebble Beach is an outstanding event if you're interested in pre-war classics, but outside of the parking lots, it's a bit light on more modern stuff. The Quail, now in its eleventh year, leans far more towards the present day, and has become one of the must-attend events of the Monterey car...

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    Monterey: 2014 Saleen George Follmer Edition Mustang debuts at Laguna Seca
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    Saleen used the occasion of the race-fueled Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to announce its new Heritage Collection Lineup. The event was punctuated with the debut of the collection's first member, the 2014 Saleen George Follmer Edition Mustang. Follmer's name...

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    Monterey: Home of Rolls-Royce Collection makes debut at the Quail
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    Rolls-Royce is marking 10 years of production at its Goodwood, England home, with the aptly named Home of Rolls-Royce Collection. The first instance of the Collection, a brilliantly appointed Phantom, has come to The Quail to make its world debut. The goal of the Home of Rolls-Royce...

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    Monterey: McLaren Special Operations shows off customized MP4-12C duo
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    McLaren is making a habit of showing off the capabilities of its Special Operations department here at The Quail, during the Pebble Beach weekend. Last year the Special Ops folks brought us the tremendously cool McLaren X-1, while this year they've rolled in with a pair of customized MP4-12C...

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    Monterey: Lamborghini Veneno makes North American debut
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    Love it or hate it, the Lamborghini Veneno is an incredible – and incredibly rare – car. With Lamborghini committed to building just three examples of the Veneno, it's very likely that we'll only ever see this pre-production show car in our lifetime. That doesn't mean we'll be any...

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    Official: Ram debuts Rumble Bee redux at Woodward [w/video] [UPDATE]
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    Ten years ago, when the Ram truck still wore a Dodge badge, a special yellow-and-black model called the Rumble Bee launched, paying homage to the Super Bee muscle car of the 1960s. Now, we have the Charger Super Bee, wearing the same buzzworthy paint job. But for the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise,...

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