The concept car that survived a civil war

In the greens of metal at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance, one car leapt out at me; a strange red speedster with a Plymouth badge. I had no idea just how strange it was until the owner shared the details of its five-decade journey from speeding around Detroit to dodging mortars in war-torn Beirut. Here's the story … » 8/24/11 12:00pm 8/24/11 12:00pm

Nick Hogan's Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe At Pebble Beach

Well, not really. But if Nick Hogan did have one, this is totally the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe he'd drive. In fact, we bet he has a poster of this exact car on his jail cell wall right now. We'd also say the odds are high on this Phantom sticking out like a sore thumb at the Pebble Beach Concours.


(Thanks… » 8/15/08 1:40pm 8/15/08 1:40pm

2009 Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series Back-End At Pebble Beach

Only 350 of the 2009 Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series supercars will ever be made, but that hasn't stopped one from appearing at the Pebble Beach Concours. The $320,000 Benz has a staggering 661 HP, but that's topped by the 6.0-liter V12's 738 lb.-ft of torque.




(Thanks to J.F. Musial for the tip!) » 8/15/08 12:40pm 8/15/08 12:40pm

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Drives Pebble Beach In Its Bloomers

The Pebble Beach Concours is scheduled for tomorrow, but all the cars are taking their places already, including the debuting Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. Here, the Veyron Grand Sport is seen running around in its underwear, hoping to avoid photography. Gee, wonder what it looks like? (Thanks to J.F. Musial for the … » 8/15/08 11:50am 8/15/08 11:50am

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 Meadow… » 7/30/08 3:00pm 7/30/08 3:00pm

Bugatti Veyron Targa To Bow At Pebble Beach, Car Snobs To Feign…

The Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance usually plays host to the reveal of at least one high profile, high-dollar piece of driveway candy every year. This year is no exception with the Bugatti Veyron Targa expected to make an appearance and drop its very expensive top. And when we say expensive, what we really mean to… » 7/11/08 11:20am 7/11/08 11:20am

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! We're Off to the Monterey Historics!

This afternoon the two Los Angeleno Jalops who are not the Loverman will hop in a mysical Korean bucket to be magically transported to the Monterey Peninsula for three glorious days of what can only be called The Greatest Spectacle in Auto Enthusiasm. Seriously, the events surrounding the Concours d'Elegance are that » 8/16/07 1:30pm 8/16/07 1:30pm

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

The Classic Car Club of Kenya!

We know that Homo habilis and Homo erectus hung out in Kenya back in the day, but we had no idea the country supported a collection of vintage car enthusiasts. We ran across this gallery from their 2000 Concours d'Elegance, and while the variety of the iron tends to be a little more econo than what one would see at… » 3/01/07 6:45pm 3/01/07 6:45pm

The Society of the Spectacle: Voisins at Pebble Beach

We have to admit that Voisin was only an automotive name that hung somewhere in the back of our mind, along with Buick and Lincoln until we got to Pebble this year. A long-past-gone luxury marque with an illustrious history that ended long before we were born. That said, even the most incredible Lincolns and Buicks… » 8/23/06 8:00am 8/23/06 8:00am

Coiffures d'Elegance: Best Hair at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach summons a diverse, and times, slightly-off crowd. For some, it's the thing to do in the area that weekend, and the $175 admission fee is no barrier to entry whatsoever. For others, it's a carefully-planned vacation for the hardest of the hardcore car geeks. For us, it was an adventure in skin-of-the-teeth… » 8/22/06 11:00pm 8/22/06 11:00pm