8TH ANNUAL: MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC!

8TH ANNUAL: MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC!
CGC’s Jim Palam goes coastal to rein-in a Moto-Match report from the Santa Barbara Polo Fields. Here are highlights. It dawned on me as I hit Field 1 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club early Sunday morning, that moving the 8TH ANNUAL: MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC! off the asphalt in Montecito and onto the turf in Carpinteria was just a clever way to stomp the divots! No need to ask polo fans to come on the field and soil their Jimmy Choos – we’ll just roll about 300 tons of expensive Ameri...
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ST. MICHAELS: CONCOURS ON CHESAPEAKE BAY!

ST. MICHAELS: CONCOURS ON CHESAPEAKE BAY!
Maureen & Mike Matune represented the CarGuyChronicles at the 13th annual St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance. Here are some highlights. This year was lucky number 13 for the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance. Situated on the grounds of the Inn at Perry Cabin and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, it showcased the beauty and grace of classic cars and boats set among the splendor of Maryland’s Eastern Shore on a late summer Sunday afternoon. New this year was a gathering of the Senior Award winn...
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CONCOURS: 100 MOTOR CARS OF RADNOR HUNT!

CONCOURS: 100 MOTOR CARS OF RADNOR HUNT!
For the 23rd year the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance gathered an eclectic collection of cars and motorcycles on the idyllic grounds of the Hunt Club. CGC's Maureen & Mike Matune present highlights. Ranging in age from Gerd Opderbeck’s 1885 Benz Patent-Motorwagen replica to Daniel Piazza’s 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, they circled the globe in their country of origin. Each displayed some unique styling or engineering features to make them stand apart at the CONCOURS: 100 MOTOR CARS OF RADNOR HUN...
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24th ANNUAL: GREENWICH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE! 

The 24th ANNUAL GREENWICH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE
Iconic vehicles that embrace style, function and beauty will cover the lush green lawn of Roger Sherman Baldwin Park overlooking the Greenwich, CT harbor this weekend, June 1-2.  The 24th ANNUAL GREENWICH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE  will honor the centennial of Zagato, with displays of more than 25 significant cars bodied by the legendry Italian atelier, including Lawrence Auriana's ‘63 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, above. Andrea Zagato, grandson of Zagato founder Ugo, and his wife Marella Rivolta-Zagato, a me...
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SAN MARINO MOTOR CLASSIC: NEWMAN’S OWN!

SAN MARINO MOTOR CLASSIC: NEWMAN’S OWN!
Ten of Paul Newman’s racecars will be showcased at the San Marino Motor Classic concours, benefiting local Southern California charities.  A collection of cars raced by Paul Newman will highlight the more than 350 classic and collector cars to be displayed at the eighth annual San Marino Motor Classic. Southern California’s premier Concours d’Elegance will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at beautiful Lacy Park in San Marino, CA. Owned by television and podcast host Adam Carolla, the Newman ...
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SOUTHERN CHARMS: 2017 ATLANTA CONCOURS!

SOUTHERN CHARMS: 2017 ATLANTA CONCOURS!
The second running of the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance on the manicured lawns of Chateau Elan saw over 200 primped and preened classic cars, sports cars, trucks and bikes on display. Our Road Test Editor Howard Walker picks out nine of his favorites. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Winner of ‘Best of Show - European’, this mighty Merc is the star of Missouri-based Evergreen Historic Automobiles’ 600-car collection. After its 2016 nut and bolt restoration, it’s now one of the best 540Ks around. Trivial ...
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CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE OF AMERICA: WORLD CLASS CARS!

From grounds of the historic home of Matilda Dodge Wilson to the fairways at The Inn at St. John’s, once a year special cars are the stars. There is nothing staid about the Concours d’Elegance of America, now in it’s 39th year. The groupings of exhibitors change to reflect new interests each year, but the cars at the exhibition never cease to amaze. There are events, dinners and drives before the show, but the majority of the action takes place at the Inn at St. John’s, above, on Saturday and S...
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PEBBLE BEACH 2015: TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL!

Postwar Mercury Customs share Pebble Beach’s 18th fairway with the world’s finest classics, racecars and sports cars. More than half a century after Ken Gross watched the coolest guy at his high school drive down the street in his chopped ’51 Mercury, he put together the first-ever postwar class of Mercury Customs (Class R) to be shown at the Pebble Beach Concours last weekend. A Pebble Beach Selection Committee member as well as Chief Class Judge and automotive journalist, Gross has made it h...
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PEBBLE BEACH 2015: WHO WON WHAT!

The complete list of 2015 winners, including the Best Of Show.  BEST OF SHOW 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F. Ramseier & Cie Worblaufen Cabriolet 
Jim Patterson/The Patterson Collection, Louisville, Kentucky Best of Show Nominees 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kellner Torpedo Phaeton Doug Magee Jr., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupé Grant Kinzel, Calgary Alberta, Canada MOST...
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PEBBLE BEACH 2015: SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS!

Staged on the scenic fairway of the 18th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, the grand finale of the Monterey Classic Car Week - the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance - hosted 200 outstanding collector cars. After another scorching day at one of the most sunny Monterey Weeks of recent years, the Concours judges finally delivered their verdict on the coveted ‘Best of Show': the ‘24 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A owned by Jim Patterson of Louisville, Kentucky took the top award. This beautiful class...
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