Sadly, not everyone in the automotive community gets to experience a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in their lifetime and see hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cars parked on a golf course. We went there and shot this video so you didn’t have to buy passes, get a hotel, rent a car, and drink 100-year-old… »
Each year Monterey County is host to one of the most valuable automotive auctions in the market, with visitors from around the world funneling into a small beach in California to spend way too much money on the cars of their dreams. How much money? Damn near $400 million worth of cars!
Just how does one put the finishing touches on a rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC “Atalante” Coupe (valued at more than $10 million) prior to judging at a prestigious concours d’elegance? »
The lily white (yet absurdly tan) communities of the Monterey peninsula open their doors to automotive enthusiasts this week, but most of them are keeping the gates manned by guards. Here’s how to buy, cheat, lie, and connive your way into all the events you want to go. »
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… »
A 1964 Ferrari F1 car. A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. The Mercedes 300 SLR that won the legendary 1955 Mille Miglia. See and hear them in these short teasers from the Amelia Island Concours, as shot by the great Justin Lapriore of LetsMakeMedia. »
No longer is the show field at a Concours d'Elegance flush with Duesenbergs, Packards and European cars with names you can't pronounce. Now there are examples to please just about any automotive palate as evidenced by these extraordinary vehicles on display at yesterday's esteemed Amelia Island Concours… »
Pebble Beach and the festivities that make up Monterey Car Week have gotten totally out of hand. I'm counting over 50 different events, not including private shindigs and ultra-hyper-exclusive reveals. Add in tens of thousands of people, and it's impossible to get around – let alone park. Bike is the answer. »
Steering wheels are hugely under appreciated. They're the most direct connection between car and driver, feeding unending amounts of information into one of the most dense areas of nerve endings in the body. Just as importantly, they're a technological barometer of what was necessary to keep the engine chugging… »
It's easy to get lost in great cars, and it's especially easy among the jaw-dropping historics of the Amelia Concours D'Elegance. But there's more to it all than the machines themselves. »
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… »
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.
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… »