1932 Helicron, Or, The Pedestrian Hunter

We just had to throw the 1932 Helicron in at the end of the day for good measure, moment of zen-style. This thing is loud, it's incredibly dangerous, it's crude, and we love it. Leave it up to the French to design a car where the express purpose seems to be mowing down sniveling pedestrians for the sake of style.… » 8/04/08 6:40pm 8/04/08 6:40pm

The Motorcycles of The Meadow Brook Concours

When we think of the Meadow Brook Concours D'Elegance, motorcycles don't normally come to the front of the mind — it's all about old and exotic automobiles. This year Meadow Brook featured a selection of classic motorbikes featuring sidecars. Great fun was had trying to figure out the mechanism details: Every… » 8/04/08 6:20pm 8/04/08 6:20pm

And Now For Something Entirely Different: The 1976 Cat III

While walking the grounds of the 2008 Meadow Brook Concours D'Elegance, you'd have been excused if you mistook this next vehicle as nothing more than a shadow, or perhaps a garbage bag that had gotten away. What we have here is the creation of Swiss tinkerer Rudy Kurth, a machine dubbed the Cat III. Hand-built in… » 8/04/08 6:00pm 8/04/08 6:00pm

1931 Miller Championship Racer: Your V16 Of The Day

We're not going to beat around the bush on this one: this 1936 Miller race car is all about the engine porn. Part of an array of V16 powered cars, this one is undoubtedly the fastest, looking like it could fit into the trunk of some of the larger automobiles on display. The 45-degree, 303 cubic-inch V16 is designed… » 8/04/08 4:20pm 8/04/08 4:20pm

1938 Peugeot 402 Darl'mat Roadster

When you're looking for things remarkable at an event like the 2008 Meadow Brook Concours D'Elegance, it doesn't take much to stick out from the myriad four-ton Packards and stately Rolls Royces. This 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl'mat Roadster practically beckoned to us from across the greens with its stylish French siren… » 8/04/08 3:40pm 8/04/08 3:40pm

Duesenberg SJ, The Mormon Meteor

One of the standout attractions for us at this year's 2008 Meadow Brook Concours D'Elegance was the Duesenberg SJ known as the Mormon Meteor. Just say the name and you practically have chills. Rightfully so, as few American cars have ever demonstrated such beauty alongside such brutal and uncompromising technical… » 8/04/08 3:00pm 8/04/08 3:00pm

Lamborghini Reventon Makes First Drive Straight to Meadow Brook Concours

We grabbed a couple of words with the proud new owner of one of eleven US-bound Lamborghini Reventons at the 2008 Meadow Brook Concours D'Elegance on Sunday. Apparently he had driven it off the lot that day, straight to its spot on the Concours. Aside from causing a permanent priapism, the Reventon is Lambo's most… » 8/04/08 2:20pm 8/04/08 2:20pm

2008 Meadow Brook Concours D'Elegance Hangar Party, Complete With…

While we didn't personally attend the 2008 Meadow Brook Concours D'Elegance Hangar Party, reader extraordinaire SubyRex sure managed to. Last night's Hangar Party was the second-annual installment, held at the Oakland Country Airport — what better place to show off a 1932 Helicron in action and have the 1952 Taylor… » 8/01/08 2:20pm 8/01/08 2:20pm

2008 Meadow Brook Concours D'Elegance Preview And Event Guide

As you may have noticed when we told you about the North American debut of the Alfa Romeo Bertone B.A.T. 11, we started off the day yesterday at the 2008 Meadow Brook Concours D'Elegance press breakfast. Actually, it was more of a press "stand-around-and-sweat". August 3rd will mark the 30th Concours held on the… » 7/30/08 3:00pm 7/30/08 3:00pm

EXCLUSIVE: Alfa Romeo Bertone BAT 11 Concept Makes North American Debut!

The Alfa Romeo Bertone BAT 11 may have evaded our lenses when it made an off-site debut at the Geneva Auto Show last March, but not this time. Now we've got the first live shots of the BAT 11 on American soil. The artfully-designed car was revealed today at the press event ahead of this weekend's 2008 Meadow Brook… » 7/29/08 3:41pm 7/29/08 3:41pm

Aerocar To Be Displayed At 2008 Meadow Brook Concours, Land In Our…

What would a car show be without a flying car? Frankly, we don't want to know, which is why we're glad the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, taking place Sunday, August 3, is playing host to the Taylor Aerocar. Built in 1956, this is perhaps the most successful flying car of all time. That's right, despite our… » 6/17/08 10:40am 6/17/08 10:40am