Category archives: Concours & Events

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

Last of Burt Reynolds’ Bandits on docket at Spring Carlisle Auction

Burt Reynolds and the last of his Bandit Trans Ams | Carlisle Auction photo
Burt Reynolds and the last of his Bandit Trans Ams | Carlisle Auction photo

What is being billed as the “last” of Burt Reynolds’ “Bandit” Trans Am cars has been consigned to the Spring Carlisle Auction scheduled for April 23-24 at the Carlisle Expo Center in Pennsylvania. Continue reading

Goodguys indeed: Hot rod and custom group’s Autocross for Kids to fight pediatric cancer

You can ride with a pro and benefit a worthwhile charity | Nicole James photos
You can ride with a pro and benefit a worthwhile charity | Nicole James photos

The North Carolina Nationals isn’t the only thing the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association launches the weekend of April 17-19 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. The huge car show in Raleigh also marks the debut of the Goodguys’  Autocross for Kids, the first of six such events this year at which you can made a donation and ride with a professional driver at tire-squealing, passenger-screaming speeds as he or she maneuvers through the cones on the Goodguys autocross course. Continue reading

Copperstate 1000 rally celebrates 25 years in style

A Shelby GT350 chases a 1952 Cunningham C-3 in last year’s Copperstate 1000 | Larry Edsall photos
A Shelby GT350 chases a 1952 Cunningham C-3 in last year’s Copperstate 1000 | Larry Edsall photos

A quarter century has passed since an elite group of more than 50 classic automobiles departed from the Phoenix Art Museum for the first Copperstate 1000 road rally, a thousand-mile tour of Arizona’s famous back-road scenery. Continue reading