Six Outrageous Cars From The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

No longer is the show field at a Concours d'Elegance flush with Duesenbergs, Packards and European cars with names you can't pronounce. Now there are examples to please just about any automotive palate as evidenced by these extraordinary vehicles on display at yesterday's esteemed Amelia Island Concours… » 3/16/15 3:19pm 3/16/15 3:19pm

This Daytona Layout Requires Right Turns

If you want a diversion from television coverage of today's Daytona 500, try this two-dimensional race against the clock though a Daytona maze that pays tribute to the Earnhardts. » 2/22/15 11:23am 2/22/15 11:23am

Texting Driver Flips Car Into Cemetery

A woman — who told police she just left a party — flipped her car while texting and landed upside down in a cemetery early today. According to FOX19 News in Cincinnati, the car struck a gate before going airborne and descending upon a grave site at St. John Catholic Cemetery in St. Bernard, Ohio. » 12/29/14 8:07am 12/29/14 8:07am

Sports Cars Race Through Corn (Maize) Maze

The first and evidently only motorsports competition held in a corn maze took place near Cincinnati for a gathering of MG sports cars. Unlike "normal" mazes where walking participants bump into each other in a frenzy to reach daylight, this one allowed for one car at at a time, racing against the clock. » 10/03/14 2:28pm 10/03/14 2:28pm

Dawn Patrol at the Pebble Beach Concours, a West Coast In-Your-Dreams…

The great majority of visitors at Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance satisfied their automotive appetites by strolling for hours among 200+ automotive jewels set on display alongside the Pacific Ocean. Not so for the Dawn Patrol — hundreds of donut-eating, coffee-sipping, sometimes freezing car geeks — who… » 8/17/14 5:41pm 8/17/14 5:41pm

Name that Lambo.... Eleven Specimens Grace the Concours Show Field

An impressive group of eleven vintage and modern Lamborghini coupes were invited to commemorate the iconic maker's 50th anniversary at the recent Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's — formerly known as Meadowbrook — in Plymouth, Michigan, near Detroit. While these cars are well cared for, that doesn't… » 8/01/14 12:44pm 8/01/14 12:44pm

Visiting a Car Mausoleum

Yesterday I was invited to view what I thought was a garaged collection of old sports cars. I arrived to find two dozen lifeless cars parked inches apart in a cavernous former beer brewery. I've seen plenty of car collections, but this was unlike any of the others. I had to shuffle sideways between the cars where… » 7/25/14 10:35am 7/25/14 10:35am

Pick Your Favorite Race Car at the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

The collection of vintage racers at the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance in Lexington, Ky. is considered the Best of the Best, so we decided to share the cars in another installment of the "Pick Your Favorite Car" series. This concours take place on the bluegrass lawns beneath towering oak trees at the Keeneland… » 7/19/14 4:13pm 7/19/14 4:13pm

Americans Find Porsche 919 Hybrid Tough To Handle

When the Porsche 919 Hybrid made its U.S. public debut today at the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance in Cincinnati, onlookers were treated to a series of challenges as the car was unloaded and positioned in the display area. Someone commented that driving at Le Mans for 24 hours is easier than moving this car a few… » 6/08/14 1:21pm 6/08/14 1:21pm

Porsche 919 Hybrid Makes First US Appearance At Concours d'Elegance

The highly touted Porsche 919 Hybrid — with water-cooled lithium-ion batteries and electric front-wheel drive power boost — will make its first public US appearance on Sunday, June 8 at the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance in Cincinnati, OH. Designed to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship series, the model was… » 5/31/14 5:11pm 5/31/14 5:11pm

Pick Your Favorite McLaren at Today's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

The 50th anniversary of McLaren was celebrated today at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance with a special display class of significant race cars. Shown below are ten of the rare cars that were displayed at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. This is the second "Pick Your Favorite" post, featuring same-day… » 3/09/14 9:35am 3/09/14 9:35am

1937 Delahaye Sells For $6 Million

This 1937 Delahaye 135 Competion Court Torpedo Roadster with body by Figoni et Falaschi was sold for $6 million (plus buyer's fee) by RM Auctions today in Amelia Island, Florida. The sale was held in conjunction with the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, which takes place tomorrow. The stylish Delahaye was one of 17… » 3/08/14 6:47pm 3/08/14 6:47pm

Pick Your Favorite Microcar at Today's Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance

Experience one of the most highly regarded car shows online, while it's still in progress. . . possibly the first time car enthusiasts have had such an opportunity. These photos of the Microcar Class were taken early this morning at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance in South Carolina. Of… » 11/03/13 2:03pm 11/03/13 2:03pm

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Be sure to look for the hot rods finishing the almost cross-country Driven Dirty Tour that literally ends on the SEMA show floor. Say "hi" to Scott Whitaker at the Dynamat display. He's sure to have some good stories for you to share on Jalopnik. » 11/02/13 11:14pm 11/02/13 11:14pm

Best Location For a Car Show

Pavement or grass, that's the big question. Watch this short video from the "Back to the 50's Car Show" held on the streets of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Then, for a totally different experience, check out a golf course setting from the recent Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance on the shores of Georgian Bay, north… » 10/26/13 11:49pm 10/26/13 11:49pm

Car Literally Blows People Away

... unless you're immune to loud noise and extreme wind like the two men standing to the left of this 1932 Helicron propeller driven car. The one-of-a-kind vehicle from the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville was recently displayed at the Dayton (Ohio) Concours d'Elegance. We were fortunate to be around to see it fire up… » 9/19/13 2:34pm 9/19/13 2:34pm

Ferrari 348 TS Gets Stuck Behind 1918 Buick

Have you ever found yourself driving at a snail's pace behind the proverbial slow Buick out for a Sunday drive? This photo was snapped early today at the vehicle check-in for the Dayton (Ohio) Concours d'Elegance and not on a a public road. But it very well could have been because Robert Anderson drove his 1918 Buick… » 9/15/13 4:05pm 9/15/13 4:05pm