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

Concours D'Ignorance May Be Greatest Idea In Auto Show History

Does the world really need an anti-Concours D'Elegance, something to celebrate everything horribly spectacular in the automobile world? Yes, yes, and yes! The genius behind the Billetproof car show (which will be happening in Davisburg, Michigan this weekend), Alan Galbraith, is at it again and proposing a new show to… » 6/04/08 5:40pm 6/04/08 5:40pm

The Jalopnik Yuri Gagarin Memorial Timepiece Collection

While judges scour and pore over fine examples of coachwork from Zagato and Scaglietti, chassis and engines by Duesenberg, Aston Martin — and even a hand-picked selection of hot rods by ingenious American hoodlums — in search of a winner, Bumbeck and Johnson scoured the field for the odd little gems that most embody… » 8/19/07 4:00pm 8/19/07 4:00pm

You Are There: The 2007 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance

No one tried to sell me a private plane this time, but I did get laughed out of the Lamborghini Greenwich tent. I figured I could smooth talk my way into a test drive if I wore enough seersucker. I was wrong. That wasn't much of a surprise, but something else was: I love Packards (I had no idea). On a 90-plus degree… » 6/08/07 1:28pm 6/08/07 1:28pm

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

BREAKING! Very Wealthy People Headed to Monterey This Weekend

With all of the hubbub about the rollup to the Woodward Dream Cruise that's been happening here on tha Jalop, it may seem like we've been neglecting the Euro-car hoopla happening in Steinbeck Country this weekend. We haven't. We've roped up a last-minute posse. We've got a Ferrari of some sort to ride up in (either a… » 8/15/06 8:30am 8/15/06 8:30am

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