Last weekend the L.A. Summer Concours put about $50 million worth of exotics on the pavement outside Los Angeles’ Staples Center. For $250 a ticket you could walk among them and eat some fancy food, but if you missed the shindig you can still drool on the cars in this little gallery.
As the Baja gets reassembled, I can’t help but get pumped to drive it up to Wicked Big Meet this Sunday. This will be my third year going, and this time I’ll be covering the event for Jalopnik.
Today marks the first “LA Summer Concours” event in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Since only a few hundred folks were allowed to buy $250 event tickets, we’ll take you on our own little tour of the $50 million showroom.
I’m at Lingenfelter’s shop in Wixom, Michigan for a cars and coffee. Come walk around with me and check out some awesome cars.
This morning, Fiat Chrysler’s design team put on a bad-ass car show. There was an Acura NSX, an awesome Datsun wagon, a Chrysler Turbine Car and even a Volvo Pickup. Come check out those cars and more in the video we grabbed live earlier.
Let’s say you find yourself at a local Cars & Coffee meetup, parked between a perfect vintage Lamborghini Miura and a Koenigsegg something something. You look down to find that you’ve, somehow, driven up in the most mundane, boring shitbox imaginable. There’s still hours left before the Mustangs start killing everybody
Many race tracks host non-racing events on-site to bump up their revenue stream, but Lime Rock Park’s Grand Weekend finally thought to integrate some automotive fun into a music and comedy festival. In addition to all the shows, you can test drive luxury cars and ride along in supercars on the circuit itself.
The 662-horsepower Shelby GT500 is a tire-shredding machine, a little voice in your mind to do a burnout anywhere, any time. That little voice reportedly put a dude in the hospital over the weekend.
Roadkill is now sponsored by Dodge. What’s the first thing they did? They pried a complete 707 horsepower Hellcat drivetrain from FCA’s hands and stuffed it in their ‘68 Charger. That’s the right approach to sponsorship right there.
I’m a fairly car-obsessed 20-something. When I’m not researching ways to fix my own cars, I’m watching videos about cars. I’m no stranger to a shop and I find fart humor quite refreshing, pardon the pun. I’m exactly the demographic that networks want when they launch new car shows. Why, then, do I think they all suck?
Think about how good those videos of crash tests and ridiculous Top Gear and Mythbusters specials do when they just throw an empty car at a wall as fast as they can. Would you be willing to pay to watch someone safely wreck cars for an hour? I would!
For today’s reminder of why we can’t have nice things, watch this dingus peel out of a car show all the way over a curb and into a crowd of onlookers. And hey, look, he managed to cut somebody off in the process. At least we can laugh about it because nobody was hurt, apparently.
Automotive reality television shows have been attempted for decades but have rarely succeeded. These are the ten best ways to make car reality TV shows more watchable.
If you hang around enough car shows, concours, and collector car events, you’ll hear a not-so-subtle tinge of disappointment from the grey-haired population concerning the next generation of car enthusiasts, or lack thereof. As the baby boomers age and enter the sunset years of their lives, it’s becoming more and more…
The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is an event that happens once a year in Connecticut. It seems as if every car enthusiast in the northeast makes the pilgrimage to see and bid on many wonderful vehicles. This makes for a very large and extravagant event. It also makes for a neat parking lot. Thankfully, the rain held…
Plug alert: Last year I worked on a two-hour special called Driving America about how the automobile shaped how we work, live, and play. It’s going to air tonight at 9:00 PM EDT/PDT on the National Geographic Channel. You can come back here around 8:30 PM and we’ll talk about it.
Car culture isn't just made up of famous events that get tons of coverage, there are many lesser-known events that are just as great as the big ones. These are the best you've never heard of.
Cars and Coffee Irvine, the Cars and Coffee, is reportedly getting shut down.
If you have the misfortune of encountering one of these assclowns at your local Cars & Coffee, Concours D'Elegance or wherever, do not engage. I repeat, do not engage.