The 71st Concours d'Elegance delivers a lavish smorgasbord of show & go at MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2022: PEBBLE BEACH. David Stivers, the Chief Executive Officer of the 71st Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance reminds us in the event catalog's introduction letter that this historied and lauded event is an 'Elite Competition'. Yes, it's a showy-show known as much for its champagne flutes and celebrities as it is for its priceless coachwork and racing pedigrees. But it's also clear to everyone...Read More
AB JENKINS, MORMON METEORS & BONNEVILLE
The Selvedge Yard blog celebrates AB JENKINS, MORMON METEORS & BONNEVILLE racing. By the late-1920s and early-1930s, the formerly elusive 100-mph mark was old news. Magnificent short-wheelbase ‘32 Duesenburg SJ Speedsters with supercharged 320-horsepower, DOHC engines could top 120 mph. Factory racer and devout Mormon Ab Jenkins set a number of records at the Bonneville Salt Flats, averaging over 150 mph in a streamlined and supercharged Model J Dusey. In 1935 Jenkins returned to t...Read More
SHOWTIME AT THE AMELIA
Casual fan or gearhead, there was everything from Brass Era to Gurney Eagles; NASCAR’s greatest hits to Ferrari’s 75th anniversary; and almost anything in between at the 27th iteration of SHOWTIME AT THE AMELIA. Dan Scanlan brings us highlights. Under The Hagerty Group after it purchased Bill Warner’s Amelia Island Concours in June, an expanded family-themed Cars and Community Cruise-In, a Kid’s Zone, 1980s-1990s RADwood Sports Car Show, and even a Concours d’Lemons were added to the pr...Read More
PETERSEN MUSEUM: SUPERCAR TOUR
One of the finest collections of high-performance vintage and modern sports and GT vehicles resides at the Petersen Museum. Let’s take a virtual PETERSEN MUSEUM: SUPERCAR TOUR! 1968 Ford GT40 Mark III, P/1105, originally built for world famous conductor, Herbert Von Karajan, Salzburg, Austria. Photo: Ted7. The term Supercar has been in existence for more than a century. While the high-performance vehicles often associated with our modern definition of a Supercar did not arrive until the 1950...Read More
MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2018, PT. I: THE HAMMER!
I came. I saw. I need a drink, blogs photojournalist Jim Palam, after spending five days of auto immersion on the Monterey Peninsula. There’s no doubt that if you’re a Car Guy you must experience this high-octane week of automotive achievement, competition, celebration and extravagance. But be forewarned: bring comfortable shoes, lots of money, plenty of energy and a lot of patience. If you’re lucky, you’ll make it through Day One with enthusiasm intact for Day Two. Welcome to MONTEREY CAR WEEK...Read More
RADNOR HUNT CONCOURS: ELEGANCE AT ITS BEST!
The Matunes – Maureen & Mike – were on the field of 100 antiques, classics and sports cars to bring us highlights of one of the country’s top Concours. The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance limits itself to 100 motorcars each year while recognizing automotive legends. This year four were honored including Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg. Exemplifying those once mighty marques were Dave Markel’s ‘31 Cord L-29 Cabriolet and Sue & Mark Lankford’s ‘37 Cord 812SC Phaeton. Team Penske’s ‘73 Porsche 9...Read More