Morgan’s 100 Year Anniversary One of the only companies still in family hands is Morgan. This year they celebrated their 100th anniversary and events like Pebble Beach featured the very best examples. Our tribute starts off with a runabout H.F.S. Morgan first piloted in 1909. From it, a lineup of three-wheelers were produced, leading to …

Last weekend’s FIAGT races featured the penultimate rounds of the GT1, GT2 and GT3 championships. Each class was full of supercars including the introduction of United Autosports, the first American team which will field a Audi R8 LMS. Saturday’s GT3 race featured a spectacular multi-car crash on a high speed section of the track. As …

With the bi-annual Tokyo Motor Show less than one month away, now is a good time to look ahead. The most anticipated supercar launch is Lexus’ LF-A which will hopefully appear in production form. In 2007, the Nissan GTR filled this spot and interest in it hasn’t subsided since. This year will undoubtedly be saturated …

Last weekend the third annual Reims festival celebrated the old triangular circuit which held 14 French Grand Prixs. Alongside the old grandstands, demonstrations of competition cars raced on a section of roads which made up the old track. The Jaguar Heritage Trust brought out many of their important cars including the XJR-9LM which won the …

With a couple fantastic cars coming up for auction, now is a good time to have an extra million. Both a coupe and roadster CLK GTR with delivery mileage be offered by RM Auctions at their London sale on October 18th. The last time one of these was offered, it sold for €733,000 in 2003. …

Goodwood Revival is without a doubt the best organized historic weekend. A seemingly desperate attempt to relive the past, everything from the tickets to the mini skirts are retrograde at Goodwood and we love it. While the RAC TT takes center stage, this year was distinguished by the 50th anniversary of the Mini. A complete …

Tribute to Elio Zagato With the passing of Elio Zagato last week we thought it would be appropriate to highlight his successful career as an artist, racing driver and businessman. Perhaps the best tribute would be a look at the Fiat 8V Zagato Berlinetta. Not only was this Elio’s favorite car, but one which he …

The Frankfurt Auto Show might be the most important auto show this year. No other event will shape Supercars.net more than this one and no car other than the 458 Italia by Ferrari will demand as much attention. This debut will progress into one of our best cars and eventually compete at the top level …

Yet another reason to visit Monterey is the many auctions which support the weekend of events. Now is a good time to review the 2009 sales before Bonhams hosts their upcoming Goodwood auction next week. Overall sales were down last month, but many great cars still found new homes. Gooding & Company complemented the Pebble …

With the introduction of the SLS, Mercedes have revived their gullwing design and created a logical successor to the legendary 300 SL. What isn’t very well known is that the same SLS nameplate was already handed out to cars like this 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLS. The very first Gullwing was the most successful. It won …

Today, McLaren is busy answering questions about their new supercar called the MP4-12C. It’s aimed straight at the Ferrari F430 and Lamborghini Gallardo market with slightly better performance. Following the McLaren F1 produced 15 years ago and the Mercedes-Benz SLR, this new car has much to prove. Unlike the competition, the MP4 uses a one-piece …

With the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) almost one week away, many of the German manufacturers are working overtime to get everything done. BMW will finally officially show the Rolls-Royce Ghost in its production form after displaying the pre-production prototypes over the last year. Tuners will have a dedicated hall at Frankfurt. Companies like Hamann, Alpina, …

2009 Concorso Italiano Under new ownership, Concorso Italiano was largely improved for 2009. Held at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, it was just one stop down from the Historic Races and had the refreshing golf course feel of year’s past. If our 2009 Concorso Italiano gallery is any indication, then the Concorso will be a …

Earlier this month the Monterey Historic Races were held at the Laguna Seca circuit in California. For the 36th edition, Porsche was celebrated in almost every class and the factory Porsche team was present to showcase their cars. Among the 15 classes, our favorite was Group 7A, which had all the Porsche FIA prototypes including …

Besides the cars released at the Pebble Beach Concours, August has had a steady stream of releases for the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. Supposedly Lamborghini will reveal a new roadster similar to the Reventon that will put a dramatic bodykit over their top model. If there’s a car that might steal the show from Ferrari’s …

Aston Martin have done it again. 50 Years after their win at Nurburgring, they have won the event outright, taking first, second and third place at the Le Mans Series 1000km-Rennen Nurburgring. The 007 Gulf-livered LMP1 car of Jan Charouz, Tomas Enge and Stefan Mucke finished first. With the absence of both Audi and Peugeot …

For this year’s Pebble Beach show we have assembled our most daring gallery yet. With such a high quality of entrants we could easily single out any car with great interest, but we cannot delay anymore and now present our Pebble Beach gallery with over 1000 organized images. For 2009, Pebble focused on Bentley in …

After seeing this Horch on the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, it was pretty obvious that it would take the overall Best of Show honor. Not only was it striking, but it was also better than a similar Horch which won the show in 2004. The body was a one-of comission by Voll & Ruhrbeck who …

Apart from the ongoing events in Monterey, several debuts are taking place. Devon Motorworks previewed their new supercar at the Monterey Historic Races today. One of two GTX supercars did several hot laps before being shipped to Pebble Beach for its official debut. The new Devon uses a Viper V10 in a carbon fiber monocoque …

Condensed down to one day, the Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours featured about 200 cars in the closed off streets of Carmel, California. It marks the opening of this year’s Monterey week which will culminate with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. Since Porsche is being celebrated almost everywhere during the Monterey Week, many special models were …

The 4th annual ‘Classic Days’ were held at the Dyck castle near Duesseldorf. The event included a static display around the moated castle and a run up the street for select cars. Many golden era grand prix cars were around including a stunning Mercedes-Benz W25 that screamed up the street. A video of the W25, …

The 30-year old Meadow Brook Concours rightfully celebrated American design last weekend. Among the dragsters, swoopy coupes, Packards Twelves and modern supercars were some incredible entrants. The unannounced feature of Meadow Brook could have been Packard. We counted 13 V12 cars and a Dietrich Sport Sedan won the Best of Show. The corresponding European Best …

Being the most important week on the automotive calendar, Monterey comes with high expectations. Of all the upcoming displays we’ve heard of, none will top Bentley’s. They will launch the Grand Bentley and Pebble Beach will bring together the fabled ‘works’ Speed 6 cars including Old #1, #2 and #3. These are the factory team …

 Ferrari 458 Today, Ferrari announced the 458, a logical successor to the F430 that has introduced more stepwise evolution into the mid-engine V8 series. Concurrently, the price of a used 360 Modena or F430 just fell a couple g-notes with the launch of this car. We expected a new direct-injection V8, but not such a …

Now that all the major auction houses have revealed their final lot lists, we can anticipate some great sales. Most of the heavy hitters are already featured, but the following late additions are surprisingly welcome. Gooding & Company recently announced they will offer the Michael Schudroff collection. Among the 50 or so cars are some …

has gone from strength to strength over the last four events and this year’s show has an impressive lineup. First and foremost we have to mention the Caparo T1S which is a specially-livered version of the popular model. Jaguar is also using the occasion to publicly debut the XJL preproduction prototype. Some of the Prewar …

Held in Piacenza near Vernasca, the Silver Flag has its roots firmly tied in Italian tradition. This year the event celebrated the Maserati family which lived in the region. Naturally, this included some OSCAs which were also designed by Maserati and many Italian Specials. Among them was the Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta, a spectacular design which …

Two days ago Audi started their official 100-year celebration at the Audi Forum which extends through to this weekend. Today, they are hosting a demonstration at the Donauring with the best cars from their heritage collection. Naturally Audi will display some Silver Arrows which is why we chose to highlight their streamlined car of 1937. …

Today we have two new American supercars which aren’t yet completed. The first of these is John Hennessey’s new range of ZR1 Corvettes which complements his recent Camaro work. The standard Z700 model increases boost to offer some 700 BHP and has a body kit to match. Next we have our first car from Mr. …

With five auctions and Blackhawk’s sale, there will be almost one of every model for sale in Monterey next August. Gooding & Co. take up the fabled Pebble Beach space and have an impressive lineup. They just announced the unique Ghia Streamline which we’ve seen at many events this year. At the sale, it will …