The Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance. The Dakar Rally. 24 Hours of LeMans (and its LeMons parody). I wouldn't call these events "household names," but they're staples of the gearhead calendar. So what are the greatest automotive events most of us don't know about? Read more...
During my visit to Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance last month, our hosts at Infiniti teased their guests between dinner courses with an enigmatic poster board. The image was of a spot-lit automotive grille, nothing else -- the equivalent of showing a flexed bicep to tease the next Dwayne Johnson shoot ‘em up. Show More Summary
Photos by author. Considered by some to be the world’s premier event dedicated to honoring Ferraris, as expected, this year’s Cavallino Classic was outstanding. For the 24th year in a row, this all-prancing horse concours continues to amaze with many of the rarest and most beautiful Ferraris ever built, many of which are only shown […]
Rebel Without a Cause Mercury. Photo courtesy National Automotive Museum. Sam Barris, Gil and Al Ayala, and Frank Sonzogni might not come to mind as darlings of the concours crowd, but in their own way, they had the same intentions as the celebrated coachbuilders regularly feted on manicured lawns: to create automotive art using manufacturer-supplied […]
The Bentley Mulsanne was unveiled at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as a successor to the Arnage and a competitor to the Rolls-Royce Ghost. Launched in the United States for the 2010 model year, the Mulsanne also revived a nameplate previously used between 1980 and 1992. Show More Summary
At last year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, McLaren showed the P1 GTR design concept, previewing its most powerful, exclusive model to date. After intensive testing and fine-tuning, McLaren is nearly ready to introduce the production version, announcing plans to do so at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. Show More Summary
California startup Renovo Motors showed off the ageless Shelby body and electric powertrain of its Renovo Coupe at last year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, but it waited until this year's CES to open up the doors to the car's high-tech interior. Show More Summary
Fifteen-year-old show coverage? Sure, why not, especially when it’s Richard Lentinello’s look (in SIA #199, February 2004) at the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – specifically of the special classes the concours put together that year to celebrate Ford’s centennial, including pre-war coachbuilt Fords, GT40s, and woodies. Show More Summary
McLaren’s track-special P1 GTR has been revealed further, with deliveries set to begin next year. First teased in June and then unveiled in concept form at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the P1 GTR has now progressed to the production-ready stage. Show More Summary
At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Southern California performance-car manufacturer Saleen unveiled its first all-electric model, the Saleen Foursixteen. Known for building versions of U.S. muscle cars, such as theShow More Summary
The last-ever-built Jensen Interceptor belonged, until recently, to the late Kjelle Qvale. Yes, that Kjelle Qvale, the man who co-founded the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance; helped develop "the corkscrew" at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; and "married the US to sports cars" by importing and selling over a million Aston Martins, Rolls-Royces, and Austin-Healeys. Read more...
The all-new Midual Type 1 is much more than the sum of its mechanical parts. While it was officially unveiled on the concept lawn at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the motorcycle (from $200,000) has been nearly two decades in the making. Show More Summary
McLaren revealed one of its latest race cars earlier this year ahead of the Pebble Beach Concours. Now the automaker has stated that the 650S Sprint is ready to hit the track. Want to see it? You'll need to get out to Donnington Park in the UK to catch the GT Cup race. The 650S Sprint is based on the road-going 650S, but the dial has obviously...
GAS2. When Saleen announced earlier this year that it was working on a tuned version of the Tesla Model S, nobody was sure what to expect. The Saleen FourSixteen was officially unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last month,...Show More Summary
Back in 2012, Bentley presented a convertible version of its Mulsanne flagship sedan at a private event held during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Bentley’s CEO at the time, Wolfgang Dürheimer, was later transferred to Audi and nothing further was said of the Mulsanne convertible. Dürheimer was recently reappointed...
During the concept lawn show at Pebble Beach’s Concours d’Elegance a few weeks back, Mercedes-Benz’ Gran Turismo inspired AMG VGT literally stole the show. But while that PlayStation concept enjoyed its 15 minutes of fame down by the...Show More Summary
Here's chef Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, Per Se) geeking out over the new BMW i8 (which he gets to "drive home") at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The hybrid car (which also features gull-wing doors) is apparently very....
Here's some of what we know about the second annual Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance coming to Owen Sound, Ontario this September: the 100-car field will be all-new and, from the sounds of it, even better than last year; they're offering...Show More Summary
Since 1950, automobile aficionados have flocked to Pebble Beach to celebrate the world's rarest and most collectible cars. This weekend’s 2014 show saw not only the gathering of Tatras and rare Ferrari Testarossas but also the latest in concept and production cars. Show More Summary
For the first time in recent history, a post-War car has won the coveted ‘Best of Show’ at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It was also the first time in the 64-year history of the event that a Ferrari was named ‘Best In Show.’ The winning Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti belongs to collector former Microsoft...Read More