Category archives: Concours & Events

Cadillac, Aston Martin take honors at Keels and Wheels

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1950 Aston Martin DB2 | Photos courtesy of the Keels and Wheels Concour

A 1930 Cadillac 452 Series captured Best of Show American and a 1950 Aston Martin DB2 was awarded Best of Show European at the Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance last weekend at Seabrook, Texas. Continue reading

Get lost in the ’50s in Sandpoint, Idaho

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2014 “Lost in the 50’s” | Photo provided by Lost in the 50’s

The 30th annual “Lost in the 50’s”classic car show takes place May 14-17 in Sandpoint Idaho.

The show begins Thursday, May 14 with “Rock ‘n’Roll Heaven”at the Panida Theater. Other features include a classic car Continue reading

Pinehurst best of show car has Hollywood history

Ex-Fatty Arbuckle 1919 Pierce Arrow takes best of show at Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance | Andy Reid photos
Ex-Fatty Arbuckle 1919 Pierce Arrow takes best of show at Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance | Andy Reid photos

The Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance has come to a close and now has its third Best of Show winner, the magnificent 1919 Pierce Arrow Model 66 A-4 Tourer owned by Robert Jepson Jr. of Savannah, Georgia. Continue reading

Duesenberg, Porsche take top honors at Concours of Texas

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1968 Porsche 908 Short Tail and 1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster, Best of Show winners | Photos provided by the Concours d’Elegance of Texas

A 1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourister and a Porsche 908 racer drove off with best of show honors last weekend at the fourth annual Concours d’Elegance of Texas. Continue reading

1953 Lincoln concept car at Keels and Wheels Concours

The 1953 Lincoln X-100 is taken for a high-speed test run during its heyday |The Henry Ford photos
The 1953 Lincoln X-100 is taken for a high-speed test run during its heyday |The Henry Ford photos

The gadget-laden 1953 Lincoln X-100, considered to be Ford Motor Co.’s first purpose-built concept car, appeared in auto shows across Europe and the U.S., where it starred as a thrilling vision of the future with a rain-sensing retractable roof and taillights that look like the exhaust outlets of a jet fighter plane. Continue reading

Jackie Stewart, Scottish racers to be featured at ‘Royal’ concours

'Long nose' D-type Jaguar among featured cars at Britain's Concours of Elegance | Concours photo
‘Long nose’ D-type Jaguar among featured cars at Britain’s Concours of Elegance | Concours photo

Jackie Stewart will be vice patron for the “Royal” Concours of Elegance, to be held September 4-6 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, where Stewart will display his three World Driving Championship racing cars. Continue reading

London Classic Car Show expanding for 2016

London Classic Car Show

The inaugural London Classic Car Show was such a success that organizers already have announced an expanded footprint for 2016 with 50 percent more floor space in the ExCel convention facility. Dates for 2016 are February 18-21.

“The feedback from the very first London Classic Car Show was incredibly positive,” event director Bas Bungish said in a news release. “So positive, in fact, that 98 per cent of our exhibitors have already ensured they have space at the 2016 show.”

Spectators of all ages share their enthusiasm

Many additional exhibitors are expected, organizers said, including more classic car dealers lured by the fact that sales at the show included a Ferrari that sold for $2.28 million and an Aston Martin and E-type Jaguar that each brought more than $750,000.

With more space available, one of the show’s top features — The Grand Avenue — will be extended. In addition to static displays, the avenue, which ran through the center of the facility, served as a runway on which cars could be showcased while being driven.

“Our aim with the London Classic Car Show was to create a show that really raises the bar,” Bungish added. “We did that…. motor shows will never be the same again.”

Maserati display

2016 Arizona Concours invites automobile entries

Arizona Concours judges examine a 1937 Cord 812SC during the January 2015 event | Ken Bryant
Arizona Concours judges examine a 1937 Cord 812SC during the January 2015 event | Ken Bryant

Exceptional and unique automobiles are invited to take part in the third annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance, which takes place January 24, 2016, on the lawns of the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. Continue reading

Cruisin’ Nocona again features Vicari auction

1966 Chevrolet Bel Air with 427 headlines auction during Cruising' Nocona | Vicari Auction photos
1966 Chevrolet Bel Air with 427 headlines auction during Cruising’ Nocona | Vicari Auction photos

The third annual Cruisin’ Nocoma classic car weekend is scheduled for May 7-9 in the historic north Texas town, and again the event includes an auction, this year of some 300 vehicles by the Louisiana-based Vicari Auction Company. Continue reading

Racer Vic Elford guest of honor at Texas concours

Vic Elford, shown in the 1960s, was one of the most versatile racing drivers ever | Vicelford.com
Vic Elford, shown in the 1960s, was one of the most versatile racing drivers ever | Vicelford.com

Racing great Vic Elford, one of the fastest drivers of the 1960s and ’70s, and mainly in Porsches, will be guest of honor at the Concours d’Elegance of Texas to be held April 25-26 at the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas. Continue reading