Events and Concours d'Elegance

From the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, we attend the world’s finest automotive events and concours d'elegance and cover them in dramatic fashion.

Bund Classic Concours 2014 – Report and Photos

Bund Classic Concours 2014

The Bund Classic Concours 2014 was staged October 17-19 in Shanghai, China. Held on the lawn of the iconic villa of Waitanyuan No.1 in Shanghai's Huangpu district and organized by China Rendez-Vous Ltd., the second annual event entertained nearly 10,000 Chinese automobile enthusiasts with the spirit of the classic car world. The Concours d'Elegance started on the afternoon of October 17th. On the afternoon of … [Read more...]

Zoute Grand Prix and Concours 2014 – Report and Photos

1953 Maserati A6 GCS

The Zoute Grand Prix and Concours d'Elegance 2014 was held 9-12 October in the town of Knokke-Zoute on the coast of Belgium. The 5th annual Zoute Grand Prix consisted of a regularity and ballade rally and a traditional Concours d'Elegance. The Zoute Grand Prix 2014 was a rally and drive for more than 150 classic cars manufactured between 1920 and 1965, with start and arrival in Knokke-Zoute. Participants drove … [Read more...]

Ferrari 60th Anniversary Gathering – Report and Photos

1964 250 GTO/64 Seriess II NART - 5571 GT

Ferrari Marks 60 Years in the United States with a Celebration on Rodeo Drive Report and photos by Victor Varela The city of Beverly Hills loves Ferrari. The Italian marque feels right at home cruising Santa Monica Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard and of course, Rodeo Drive. What better place for Ferrari to celebrate its 60th anniversary in the United States, than in this Southern California city best know for … [Read more...]

Moss and Silver Arrows at Amelia Island Concours 2015

Mercedes-Benz W196

Sir Stirling Moss has been named the Honoree of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2015, to be held March 12-15 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach in Florida. Sir Stirling was the honoree of the first Amelia Island Concours in 1996 and will again be the honoree at the 20th annual event in 2015. Moss is the only person to be honored twice by the event. The cars that defined Sir Stirling’s career … [Read more...]

Danville Concours d’Elegance 2014 – Report and Photos

Ex-Briggs Cunningham 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight

The Danville Concours d'Elegance 2014 was held September 20-21 on the historic downtown streets of Danville, California. The 10th annual event included a traditional Concours, plus a Tour d'Elegance rally and Dinner d'Elegance celebration at the Blackhawk Museum. Best of Show at the 2014 Danville Concours was awarded to Gordon and Theo Johnson's 1948 Bentley Mk VI. … [Read more...]

Pacific Northwest Concours 2014 – Report

1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo SASS, Best of Show at the Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance 2014

The Pacific Northwest Concours d'Elegance 2014 was held September 6-7 at LeMay – America's Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington. Formerly known as the Kirkland Concours d'Elegance, the 12th annual event saw more than 150 vintage automobiles converge upon LeMay. “The Pacific Northwest Concours has become one of premier events of its kind in the U.S. since its founding 12 years ago as the Kirkland Concours,” said David … [Read more...]

Maserati Centennial Gathering 2014 – Report and Photos

Maserati Centennial International Gathering

The Maserati Centennial Gathering 2014 was staged September 18-20 in Italy, starting in Modena and ending in Turin. The three days saw a succession of exhibitions, parades, a regularity race, a track test, a visit to the two Maserati factories and a Concours d'Elegance. Cars and collectors from all over the world were in attendance to retrace the brand’s history and celebrate 100 years of the company. The first … [Read more...]

Porsche 914 at Amelia Island Concours 2015

Jacques Duval, Bob Bailey, and George Nichols drove this Porsche 914/6 GT to seventh overall and first in class in the 1971 Daytona 24 hours of endurance. (Photo: Bill Warner)

The Porsche 914 will be celebrated at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, scheduled for March 12-15 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach in Florida. The first mid-engine production Porsche, the 914 in all its variants, will be among the headline classes at the 20th annual Concours. At first some Porsche purists lamented the Porsche 914’s seemingly humble origins. They whispered the “V-Word” – … [Read more...]

Salon Prive Concours 2014 – Report and Photos

Supercars at Salon Prive Concours d'Elegance 2014

The Salon Prive Concours d'Elegance 2014 was held 3–5 September at the 200-acre Syon Park in London. More than 4,000 people enjoyed the selection of 100 cars and bikes on display at the 9th annual event, held over three days in West London. The three-day Salon Prive 2014 includes the Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elegance on Wednesday, Boodles Ladies’ Day and the Salon Prive Sale and the Royal College of Art … [Read more...]

Hampton Court Palace Concours 2014 – Report and Photos

1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spider, winner of the 1957 Mille Miglia

The third annual Concours of Elegance took place on September 5-7, 2014 at the historic Hampton Court Palace, a royal palace situated on the Thames in London. A total of 60 automobiles from around the world graced the Fountain Gardens on the East side of the historic Hampton Court Palace. The 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace is the third such automotive gathering in London, with the first event … [Read more...]

Chantilly Concours d’Elegance 2014 – Report and Photos

1937 Delahaye 135 M Figoni et Falaschi Cabriolet

The Chantilly Arts and Elegance Concours d'Elegance 2014 was held 6-7 September in France on the grounds of the Domaine de Chantilly, located in the town of Chantilly between Calais and Paris. The inaugural event celebrated the return of the Concours d'Elegance to France, a national tradition dating from the 1920s. Held in Le Notre gardens in the Chateau in Chantilly, the Peter Auto-organised Concours is now part of … [Read more...]

Lime Rock Historic Festival 2014 – Concours Photo Gallery

Ralph Lauren Car Collection

The Sunday in the Park Concours was held August 31st, 2014 on the grounds of Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. Local ordinance laws prevent racing at Lime Rock Park on Sunday, therefore Lime Rock fields the Concours and Gathering of the Marques car show each year on that day as part of the Historic Festival. This year’s event, as part of the Lime Rock Historic Festival 2014, presented more than 600 cars, … [Read more...]

Cowboy Cars Featured at 2015 Amelia Island Concours

1948 Chrysler Town and Country Steer Car

The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2015 will be staged March 12-15 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach in Amelia Island, Florida. The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours will display the eclectic and eccentric cars customized and modified to promote America’s movie and TV cowboys with the “Cars of the Cowboys” class. The first gathering of cowboy vehicles at a major international Concours will … [Read more...]

Restored Bugatti Type 50 S at Pebble Beach Concours 2014

1931 Bugatti Type 50 Million-Guiet Coupe

A 1931 Bugatti Type 50 S from the Mullin Automotive Museum made its post-restoration debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, held August 17th at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. A rare example, chassis no. 50117 is one of only a handful of surviving Type 50s, and this one the only with Million-Guiet coachwork. The special aluminum coachwork was innovative not only in its aesthetics, but also … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2014 – Picture Gallery

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider

The 2014 edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance was, as always, held the third Sunday of August on the incomparable 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. The 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance honored Maserati, Ruxton, Antique Steam Cars, Fernandez et Darrin Coachwork, Tatra, postwar Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Eastern European Motorcycles. Notable displays … [Read more...]