The best way to (legally) spend 72 hours in Florida.

Hands Down. The best Concours in North America (sorry other/hopefully-potential-future employer certain West Coast Concours). This is the people's show, ALL the people's show. » 4/16/13 4:02pm 4/16/13 4:02pm

First Hennessey Venom GT lands in American hands

It's only right the Hennessey Venom GT — a monster with a 1,200-hp American heart — should finally find an American owner. And it's "P***Y Magnet" yellow to boot, though we're sure the owner isn't Nick Hogan. » 8/15/11 4:30pm 8/15/11 4:30pm

The BMW Coupe you've probably never heard of

It's a strange quirk of history that Hans Glas and his car company are much better known for their tiny Goggomobils than they are for their Italian-styled coupes. Maybe it's time to change that. » 5/30/11 12:30pm 5/30/11 12:30pm

Pope's vintage Mercedes limo coming to the U.S.

My grandmother still has the program from when the Pope visited San Antonio in 1987. Wert saw him in NYC. Pope Paul VI's 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman limo visiting the Ameila Island Concours isn't, but it's still kind of cool. » 2/24/11 1:30pm 2/24/11 1:30pm

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

Otis Chandler Collection Hauls in $36 Million

If anyone was skeptical that LA Times publisher Otis Chandler wasn't sitting on one of the greatest collections of reprocessed iron ore in the world, the final tally after the Gooding & Co. Auction at Chandler's occasionally-open-to-the-public museum should put the doubting Thomases in their place. The biggies were a… » 10/23/06 6:30pm 10/23/06 6:30pm

And You Thought the Brera Was Hot: Vintage Alfa Deliciousness

What's cooler than seeing a vintage Alfa Romeo race car cruising around the pits at Laguna Seca on Saturday and then spotting it again on the grass at Pebble Beach on Sunday? In our opinion, very, very little. Four cylinders or eight, these two Alfas are teh sex. » 8/23/06 2:00pm 8/23/06 2:00pm

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

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