More eBay Goodness: 1929 Delage Figoni DMN

If we had $275,000 to spend on a vehicle, we probably wouldn't purchase this here French classic. Johnson would no doubt get a 1972 El Camino so tricked out that the blower scoop would completely obscure the view over the hood. Bumbeck would spend the cash converting a 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado to rear-wheel drive.… » 12/14/06 3:15am 12/14/06 3:15am

Be a Dear and Bring 'Round the Cars: The Greenwich Concours, 2006

The 2006 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance is the kind of event where the parking lot could be confused with the show itself: I puttered in as a guy driving a Maybach 57 was coolly gliding out. You see that kind of stuff in Greenwich. You also see tiny dogs being chauffeured in man-purses, but we're
here to talk about… » 6/05/06 1:38pm 6/05/06 1:38pm

Hoo Lordy! The 2005 Concorso Italiano

We make no bones about our love for Italian cars, lusty, speedy machines that break frequently and simultaneously attract and repel people not as fortunate as oneself, as if the car's magnetism is constantly shifting polarities. But unlike most vehicles, even when Italian cars break, they can be ogled endlessly for… » 8/22/05 2:00pm 8/22/05 2:00pm

Brandy Snifters on the Green: Pebble Beach in Retrospect

The 18th green at Pebble Beach has now been returned to its regularly scheduled cries of "Fore!" The winner has been declared, and Jay Leno's barn-find Duesenberg is most likely back at his Burbank facility. So what took home the big honor? A 1937 Delage D8-120 Portout Aero Coupe owned by Sam and Emily Mann along… » 8/22/05 9:17am 8/22/05 9:17am

Hey, Nimrod! Pebble Beach is this Weekend!

So this being summer and all, and summer being Concours season, we thought we'd take a quick moment to point out that the great-granddaddy of 'em all, the most prestigious car show within the five nearest solar systems, is happening this weekend at Pebble Beach (our late trombone teacher was once a judge there and… » 8/17/05 6:49am 8/17/05 6:49am

Meadow Brook Concours Wrap-Up

In some ways, we're not big on the Concours phenomenon in the sense that these cars tend to be owned by very rich, very anal-retentive men. We are neither of those things. On the other hand, it's wonderful to see historic vehicles restored and on display for the proles to wonder over, like the '36 Delahaye Falaschi… » 8/11/05 12:59pm 8/11/05 12:59pm

The Concours d'Elegance at Cranbrook

Oh, how we wish we could be in Bloomfield Hills, MI at the Cranbrook Educational Community this Sunday. And no, not for some dumb ol' graphic design seminar, but because of these simple, yet resonant combinations of letters and numbers: » 7/22/05 12:49pm 7/22/05 12:49pm