What started as a parking lot car meet in Southern California to strengthen the automotive connection through the celebration of life, individuality and community has become a full show series with events held around the country where extraordinary vehicle builds are debuted, product launches happen, news is announced, and the future is introduced.
(Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of ClassicCars.com’s report and photo gallery from the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida. See Part 2 on Sunday)
The story of the 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will always be how leader Bill Warner and his crew nimbly managed to move this monumental event ahead one day, from Sunday to Saturday, and at the last minute when it became obvious that Sunday would be a washout, weatherwise.
With more than 300 vintage and historic automobiles heading to northeastern Florida from all over, plus the host of associated stands, vendors and displays, it seemed like some kind of miracle when the renowned concours appeared fully formed early Saturday on the fairways of The Golf Course of the Ritz-Carlton Resort. Continue reading
Hundreds of classic cars made their way to Scottsdale, Arizona, for the eighth annual Spring Nationals car show, held March 10-12 and organized by Goodguys Rod and Custom Association. The Spring Nationals kick off the association’s 20-event schedule which stops in 13 states, each attracting a different array of vehicles. Continue reading
Carlisle Auctions did nearly $3 million in sales at its first event of the year, held last week as part of the Winter AutoFest in Lakeland, Florida. The two-day auction sent more than 400 collector cars cross the block, as well as merchandise and memorabilia. Continue reading
A popular element of each Carlisle Event is the swap meet where vendors congregate to sell, well, to sell pretty much everything you’d ever need whether automotive or not. Spent just a few moments browsing the aisles and you will find everything you never knew you needed.
Gear heads flocked from all corners of Arizona recently to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix for a day of test n’ tune, drifting and a glittering car show, all part of the Import Face Off, an innovative lifestyle event highlighting non-domestic brands since 2001.
Set on the lawn surrounding one of the world’s tallest fountains in Fountain Hills, Arizona, the fourth annual Concours in the Hills has established itself as a casual event that bears little resemblance to the formal “white glove” affairs with which it shares part of its name. Continue reading
Auto Mania, Pennsylvania’s largest indoor –- and heated –- swap meet took place January 20-22 at the Allentown fairgrounds and featured automotive pieces, collectible items, and a farmer’s market.
Los Angeles is home to a very rich and vibrant car culture, one including everything from pristine and preserved classics to custom creations and modified future classics. It is considered a major hub for the automotive scene and who doesn’t dream of driving the PCH along the Southern California coast?
I survived 2017 Arizona Car Week. If you were here for the auctions and car shows, you know that’s quite a statement as the entire week was plagued with rain and — to a Phoenix native — very cold weather. But that didn’t deter many enthusiasts from venturing out to enjoy the events as best we could.
Here are five things I loved about Arizona Car Week 2017: Continue reading