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 …

Earlier today Jaguar previewed their first preproduction XJ at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London. The car on display was a long wheelbase XJL which will be fitted with the 510 bhp V8 for the Supersport model. You can watch the entire launch with Jay Leno here More than anything else, this model borrows elements …

2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed Filled with mixed motor sports and eclectic exhibitions, the Goodwood Festival of Speed appeals to almost everyone. This year, the main themes focused on some of the most iconic eras. First of these was ‘100 Jahre Audi’ for their centennial. Naturally, they brought their latest R15 Le Mans contender, as …

Built for a king. That’s the story of this Bugatti which was one of the first road-going supercars. It competed alongside the best German Grand Prix cars and later became the sports car you see here. In a sense, the modern equivalent would be a Renault F1 car with some fenders and lights. Today, this …

Before Ferrari launched their Clienti program, Uwe Meissner was already hosting F1 races for his Modena Motorsport clientele at the Nurburgring. This year’s event was graciously extended to include all GT1 cars from the 1990s and the result was spectacular. Among 2 McLarens and 2 911 GT1s, the most interesting car at Modena Motorsport was …

Lamborghini LP550-2 Ever since the Lamborghini LP560-4 was announced, we knew a rear wheel drive (RWD) version was on the horizon. Like the Reiter Gallardo LP560 we saw at the 1000kms of SPA, this car is lighter and just as powerful as the four-wheel drive counterpart. This has to be the ultimate Gallardo and it …

Bloomington Gold Corvette Car Show Today America’s premier Corvette show, Blooming Gold, finished up in St. Charles, IL, USA. Leo Fliman drove to show with the sole purpose of finding the Special Collection, a display of the most desirable Corvettes drawing from the model’s iconic history. This collection had all the ideal collector Corvettes including …

The highlight of every FIAGT season is the 24 Hours of SPA and this year marks the end of an era. The top GT1 class is switching regulations in 2010 and many new cars will replace the familiar Corvette C6R, Saleen S7 and Maserati MC12. In many ways this race was the last chance for …

This upcoming weekend is Bloomington Gold, one the world’s premier Corvette events. Held just outside of Chicago and with the NCRS, this show sets almost all Corvette restoration standards. The absolute highlight of the weekend will be a 25th Anniversary Special Collection that will have ”The largest concentration of the Rarest & Fastest Corvettes in …

Last weekend’s FIA GT races marked the tenth anniversary of Motorsport Arena Oschersleben’s championship rounds. This year the main race was decided on the first turn when the top three cars spun out, leaving PK Carsport’s Corvette of Mike Hezemans and Anthony Kumpen the lead for the rest of the race. This result will probably …

Seems like Hennessey will be best known for his Camaros in 2009/2010. His latest project just finished and it is the first Camaro to use his supercharging system. Called the HPE550, it produces around 550 bhp at the crank and posts incredibly good acceleration times with Hennessey’s preferred drag radial tires. We also received a …

The 77th 24 Hours of Le Mans just ended with the Peugeot #9 of Brabham, Gene, Wurz at the front. They were followed a sister Peugeot and together they broke Audi’s serial dominance at Le Mans. Two of the new Audi R15s suffered crashes which you can see here and here. The remaining R15 was …

Just minutes ago the final qualifying round at Le Mans finished with Stephane Sarrazin and Peugeot Motorsport at the top. Despite the ACO’s attempt to keep times below 3:30, Sarrazan achieved 3:22.888 which will put the regular lap pace somewhere around 3:25. Right under the leading Peugeot was Alan McNish who achieved 3:23.650 earlier in …

With two separate days and an open-door policy towards modern supercars, the Greenwich Concours is our kind of event. Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom organize the show and make excellent use of the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park near downtown Greenwich. It’s tight, but the show includes nearly 300 cars including another 80 or so for the …

As promised, today we have Ettore Bugatti’s very own Type 57C. This extraordinary car started out as a competition roadster before the factory workers fitted a unique aerodynamic coupe body for Ettore. The car remained at the factory until its closing, becoming one of the most upgraded and well known of all Bugattis. Fortunately, Ettore’s …

We have many new cars to chose from this week, but the Prindiville Murcielago from last month’s Top Marques Show is an easy choice to start with. Prindiville says they are recreating the era of custom coachbuilding by replacing almost every panel on the their Lamborghini. The kit features an oversize rear diffuser and two …

50th Anniversary of the Mini The Mini is an automotive icon with a distinguished history and continuous 50-year production. When released in ’59, both the Volkswagen Beetle and Fiat 500 had beat it to market, but the Mini didn’t feature their compromising rear-engine layout. Instead, designer Alec Issigonis innovated a front engine/front-wheel drive layout that …

After racing 24 hours on the world’s toughest track, Manthey Racing won their forth consecutive Nurburgring victory for Porsche. Their RSR inherited the lead with five hours remaining after Audi LMS #99 slowed with technical difficulties. This let the sister Manthey Racing Cup-S take third place. With full factory backing, Audi were aiming high. All …