Category archives: Concours & Events

Flavor of LA: TV Motion Picture Car Club show

Convertible Oldsmobile in show | Nicole James Photos
Convertible Oldsmobile in show | Nicole James Photos

At the intersection of Gunsmoke Avenue and Gilligan’s Island Road within the CBS Studios, the Television Motion Picture Car Club held its 8th annual car show. This year the show was staged with the Studio City Chamber of Commerce and became a joint event with Flavor of LA –- Food, Cars, Libations. Continue reading

Shelby American debuts wide body Mustang concept

2017 Shelby American widebody concept | Nicole James photos
2017 Shelby American wide-body concept | Nicole James photos

For the first time in over a decade, Shelby American has premiered a new concept vehicle –- the wide body Ford Mustang. The concept, unveiled last weekend at the 5th annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show in the Los Angeles area, was built on the 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake that was revealed in January during Scottsdale Auction Week.

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SVRA’s Spring Vintage Festival revs up Road America

A 1969 Z28 Camaro ready to take on the Mustangs | William Hall photos
A 1969 Z28 Camaro ready to take on the Mustangs | William Hall photos

The unique thing about race tracks is that they combine the many interests of the classic car hobby all in one place. There are the sights, smells and sounds of competition cars being utilized to their maximum potential. There is a flurry of fascinating mechanical activity taking place in the paddock. And there is an interesting variety of amazing street cars in the parking lot. It’s one-stop shopping for classic car nirvana.

SVRA’s Spring Vintage Festival races at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, traditionally signals the start of the vintage racing season in the upper Midwest. Despite a practice session of unseasonably cold and wet weather, entrant attendance indicated continued enthusiasm for the classic car hobby and amateur racing. Continue reading

Syd Mead looks 30 years into the future

EyesOn Design poster by Syd Mead depicts vehicles in 2047 | EyesOn Design images
EyesOn Design poster by Syd Mead depicts vehicles in 2047 | EyesOn Design images

Frequent readers know that I enjoy it when the worlds of art and automobiles collide. And I mean collide in a positive sense. The impact between the two can be sudden, even violent, but also creative and beautiful, even wondrous. Continue reading

2018 Pebble Beach Concours will be pushed back a week

Pebble Beach spectators admire a 1964 Iso Grifo A3/C at last year's concours | Bob Golfen
Pebble Beach spectators admire a 1964 Iso Grifo A3/C at last year’s concours | Bob Golfen

The game of golf will intrude on the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2018 because, after all, the world-famous concours is held on a golf course.

Next year, the gathering of great vintage vehicles and well-dressed people will take place on the fourth Sunday of the month, August 26, rather than the customary third Sunday, to make way for the United States Amateur Championship, August 13-19, on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Continue reading

Event roundup: Greenwich readies double-dip concours weekend

A 1932 Studebaker President won last year's Greenwich Concours best of show | Green Concours
A 1932 Studebaker President won last year’s Greenwich Concours best of show | Greenwich Concours

The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is actually two separate concours events, one for American brands dating to the dawn of motoring and the other for European sports and luxury cars. Each event has its own class, people’s choice and best of show award winners.

A total of 250 vintage cars, classics and modern supercars will be on hand, with 125 cars and motorcycles on the field for each concours day at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. Continue reading

Street rodders select Memphis award winners

We recently shared photos of the “Pro’s Picks” at the National Street Rod Association’s Street Rod Nationals South in Chilhowee Park & Expo Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Here are some additional award winners from that event, which was staged in the NSRA’s hometown:

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2017 collector appreciation day set for July 14

U.S. Senate approved!
U.S. Senate approved!

July 14 has been declared Collector Car Appreciation Day for 2017, the Specialty Equipment Market Association has announced. Since 2010, a day in July has been selected and supported by a U.S. Senate resolution to recognize that the “collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technical achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.” Continue reading

Cool cats: 1,200+ Jaguars gather at Windsor Castle

More than 1,200 Jaguars parked along The Long Walk at Windsor Castle | Jaguar Classic photos
More than 1,200 Jaguars parked along The Long Walk at Windsor Castle | Jaguar Classic photos

Imagine: More than 1,200 Jaguars lining the Long Walk at Windsor Castle. Except you don’t have to imagine it because it happened recently when the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club staged the Royal Windsor Jaguar Festival to raise money for The Prince Philip Trust Fund.

Around 6,500 people attended, and cars came from as far away as Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and even the United States and Canada. Continue reading