Entries in concours (13)


Santa's (Restoration) Workshop


Taken by Automobiliac during a most enjoyable visit at noted concours restoration shop Cooper Technica in Chicago, IL. Click through to read more about the cars they are currently working on.


Das 1

A pristine BMW M1 seen recently at Caffeine and Carburetors in New Canaan, CT.  Perfect in every detail.


Automobiliac at the Greenwich Concours - FULL GALLERY

This weekend, I attended the annual Concours D'Elegance in Greenwich, CT.  It was the 5th or 6th time I've been, and I have to say that the highlight for me is always the parking lot outside the show! Not only is it free (unlike the now $30 entry fee, which is frankly exorbitant for an event so small) but there is more of a serendipitous aspect to seeing what happens to turn up! This year my Parking Lot Best in Show award goes to an exquisite Maserati Bora that was offered for sale. Finished in black, with an immaculate yet lived in tan leather interior, this Bora was as nice as they come. I really would love to know what the guy is asking for it!  Runner up was a lovely Lancia Fulvia HF which had a wonderfully snarling, snorty exhaust note as the owner pulled away.  Inside the show, there was a breathtaking Cisitalia "Nuvolari" Spider, which really should have had pride of place, but was inexplicably stuck by the port-a-potties in a spot where you couldn't even get close to it.  One of my other highlights was a lime green Ferrari Daytona Coupe, similar in color to the green GTO that was just sold for 35 million.  The Pininfarina-bodied Corvette Rondine show car was a surprise and delight, very much presaging the surfacing that would later be found on the FIAT 124 spider. This is natural, as both cars flowed from the pen of the young American designer Tom Tjaarda. Some other Italian rarities included an Iso Lele, De Tomaso Longchamp, an Intermecchanica Italia, and a Momo Mirage--the only car at the show that completely baffled me as to its identity!There was a "barn find" Chrysler Imperial custom that had a sumptuous Art Moderne interior featuring cabinetry and a clock in the passenger compartment.  In line with the current fetishization of neglect, the car was talked about in hushed tones. But photos of the car on display show that it was in reasonably good shape until the 90s-- I'd say someone owes us an explanation!Easily the most flamboyant car in the show was this tacky yet oddly compelling custom Rolls Royce.  The brightwork is quite fussy, but the actual geometry of the car is clean and crisp. The best design detail was the framless windshield, consisting of a single pane of glass! Quite remarkable.

Click HERE to see the entire gallery. Don't forget to see PAGE 2 as well!


Montauk Motoring

We attended the "Run out East" this weekend, which is a small, but growing Italian car show held in Montauk.  Here is my GTV6 visiting the famous montauk Lighthouse, which stands at the very Eastern tip of Long Island. More photos to follow.


Arnolt Bristol Moment of Zen

A very pretty car combining Italian styling with British mechanicals, but created under the auspices of an American entrepreneur.