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World's first hybrid, built in 1896, goes up for auction

Armstrong Phaeton used a self-starter, regenerative braking, and semi-automatic transmission.

The 1896 Armstrong Phaeton goes on the auction block at Amelia Island.

First BMW i8 in US sells for $825,000

That's Six Times Base MSRP, But At Least Jay Leno Was There To Give The Car Away

Here are some numbers. The standard BMW i8 starts at starts at $135,700. The first i8 in the US was auctioned off at the Pebble Beach Concours d'

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First BMW i8 in US to be auctioned off at Pebble Beach

Snag yourself a BMW i8 at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Weekend and you won't only be the first in the US to own this model, you'll be getting a one-of-a-kind version of BMW's new gas-electric plug-in marvel.

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Concours d'Elegance of America gets first-ever EV display

A concours d'elegance (French for "parade of elegance") is a high-zoot, high-buck display of mostly pristine historic and collectible automobiles, most of them unaffordable to most of us. Probably the best known such events in the US are the nose-in-the-air Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey, CA, the younger, fresher Amelia Island Concours no

What does original Viper designer Tom Gale think of the new SRT? [w/poll]

The good people at Motor Trend met up with Tom Gale at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to discuss the new SRT Viper. As you may recall, Gale was one of the designers instrumental in penning the exterior of the first generation bruiser.

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Beyond the Auto Show: Monterey Week and the Pebble Beach Concours

Super Premium Marques Seek Out New Venues To Show Wares

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Edsel Ford's restored 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster struts its stuff at Pebble Beach [w/video]

Pebble Beach enjoyed a visit by a very special member of the Ford stable last week. Lincoln, along with the Edsel and Eleanor Ford house, displayed Edsel Bryant Ford's freshly-restored 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster at the Monterey Concours d'Elegance.

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Meadow Brook Concours 2009: The Ferraris

Ferrari at Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery

2009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance

2009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Day 1 - Click above for a high-res gallery

AB visits the 24th Annual Huntington Beach Concours

2009 Huntington Beach Concours – Click above for high-res gallery

Jay Leno to be honored with La Bella Macchina Award

Automotive aficionado and all-around cool dude Jay Leno – today celebrating his last night has host of The Tonight Show – is set to receive the "La Bella Macchina" award this August at the 24th Annual Concorso Italiano. One of the highest honors in automotive circles, the award signifies outstanding contributions and a passion for the automotive industry. Previous recipients have included

Stuttgart meets SoCal at the PCA-GPX Queen Mary Concours

Click above for massive high-res gallery of some of Stuttgart's finest

Bugatti to unveil four Veyron Centenaire specials at Villa d'Este?

Bugatti Veyron Centenaire – Click above for a low-res image gallery

Concours d'LeMons to invade Monterey

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.

Autoblog attends the 26th Annual Newport Beach Concours d'Elegance

Click above for huge high-res gallery from the concours

16th Annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance

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