After days of other activities, Sunday marked the start of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the beginning of the end of the 2013 Monterey car week. Affectionately referred to as "Pebble," this coastal California concours event is one of the most prestigious in the world, and brings in exceptionally rare machinery each year. Besides the standardized categories, each year also brings with it a list of special ones, often honoring brands, models or segments that have contributed to aut
On this past long weekend while Americans were celebrating Memorial Day, the very American Ralph Lauren was cleaning up tidily at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in northern Italy on the western shore of Lake Como. It rained the first day on and off and this lowered a little the spirits of the event, but Sunday was a knockout Day Two and, at any rate, nothing put the kibosh on Lauren's 1938 Bugatti winning nearly everything there was to win.
While this year marks 60 years of the Chevrolet Corvette, the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance focused on one of the coupe's most sought after models, the 1963 Sting Ray. General Motors design boss Ed Welburn was on hand to show off the all-new C7 Corvette, but even the hard-edged styling of the 2014 Stingray couldn't take away from the beautiful 1963 models sitting out on the field.
The 18th-annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance took place this past weekend, and in one of the show's biggest years yet (bringing in more than 25,000 spectators and attracting more than 300 vehicles), two powerhouses ended up winning the judges' hearts. The top Concours d'Elegance award went to a 1936 Duesenberg SJN, while the Concours de Sport went to one of the celebrated marques, a 1968 Ford GT40.
There are plenty of reasons to hang around Pebble Beach this time of year, including the fact that manufacturers love to use the Concours d'Elegance as an excuse to roll out some of the more inventive concepts of days gone by. This year, Porsche parked the evolutionary ancestor to the mighty Panamera at its display.
2010 Concours d'Lemons – Click above for high-res image gallery
356 Club's 24th Annual Dana Point 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
2010 Dana Point Concours d'Elegance – Click above for high-res image gallery
Classic Chevrolet Corvette barn find – Click above to enlarge
Colorado Boulevard is one of those streets that is known to millions of people around the world, many of whom have never set foot in California. In this case, it's because Colorado serves as the thoroughfare that hosts the annual Rose Parade, the float-tastic flower-power procession that precedes the Rose Bowl college football game in Pasadena, California. During the rest of the year, it's known as a great spot for shopping, dining and people watching for locals and tourists alike. But on a cert
2nd Annual Caruso Concours - Click above for our high-res image gallery courtesy Greg Grudt
2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 - Click above to enlarge
27th Concours d'Elegance at the St. Regis, Dana Point - Click above for high-res image gallery