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.

Pinehurst Concours 2015 Information

1931 Cadillac 452A

The Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance 2015 will be held Saturday, May 2nd on the fairways of the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The third annual event will move from the more traditional Sunday date to a Saturday. In its first two years, the Pinehurst Concours became an innovator in the industry by implementing an electronic judging component, creating a student judging program for local high school … [Read more...]

Art Center Car Classic 2014 – Report and Photos

Porsche 906 Team Holland

Cars of Character and Art Center Car Classic 2014 - It's All In The Presentation Report and photos by Lizett Bond Why is Southern California the Land of the Automobile, its masses searching for individuality through their rides of choice, with status and image riding shotgun whenever their pricey wheels roll out of the garage? Perhaps it’s because we spend so much time inching along L.A.’s vast network of … [Read more...]

Record Giving at 2014 Pebble Concours

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider

Charities were the big winner at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014, as this year's event raised $1.9 million -- a record amount of giving -- for charity. This was the ninth year in a row charitable donations have topped $1 million. "We're proud to host an event that strives to set the bar for excellence in the automotive world while also doing all that it can to help people in need in our local community," … [Read more...]

Concours of Elegance UK 2015 Announced

1938 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante

The organisers of the first three Concours of Elegance events -- held at Windsor Castle in 2012, at St James’s Palace in 2013 and Hampton Court Palace in 2014 -- announced the Royal venue and dates for the 2015 edition of the event. With the permission of Her Majesty The Queen, the 2015 Concours of Elegance will be held at the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 4-6 September, with a … [Read more...]

Hilton Head Concours 2014 – Report and Photos

Winners at the 2014 Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance

The Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance 2014 was held Sunday, November 2nd at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. More than 500 automobiles made their way to the South Carolina Lowcountry to participate in the 13th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance. Phil Capossela, the Festival’s chairman emeritus, commented, "We again reached our maximum of … [Read more...]

BMW 328 at Amelia Island Concours 2015

1937 BMW 328

The BMW 328 will be featured at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, scheduled for March 12-15 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island in Florida. The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will showcase the legend and legacy of the car that set BMW on its path to become known as the "ultimate driving machine." Eight decades ago BMW responded to a national call that Germany should build not only the … [Read more...]

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...]