One by one, the engines of 22 classic cars come alive. Some cough with a ragged wheeze, some need coaxing and some hum with European precision. Whatever their personality, they all start. This is the first miracle of the road trip.
Concours D Elegance
Most classic car owners are accustomed to the unusual looks other motorists cast toward their relics on the road. But when Margaret Dunning is behind the wheel of her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster, she draws more attention than her vehicle.
2009 Meadowbrook Concours – Click above for high-res image gallery
July means Independence Day to most Americans, but it also means racing, concours, auctions, shows, meets, rallies, and tons of other summer car fun. As July 9 has officially been dubbed Collector Car Appreciation Day, it's only fitting that we start off with a couple of vintage car events. The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place the first weekend in July this year, with three days of vintage and exotic car action from West Sussex, England. The Meadow Brook Concours will once again bring some
Don Prudhomme's 1974 Army sponsored Chevrolet Vega funny car – Click above for high-res image gallery
2010 Dana Point Concours d'Elegance – Click above for high-res image gallery
2009 Huntington Beach Concours – Click above for high-res gallery
The same folks who bring you the 24 Hours of LeMons are taking the revolution to the plutocrats: on August 15 of this year they'll be breaking the Monterey ice with the Concours d'LeMons at Toro Park. It's a car show that's not merely "all about stuff that you haven't seen every damn August," it will be focused on some of the most spiritually jarring machinery you've ever seen anywhere.