This gorgeous blue Jaguar D-Type was on display at the 2012 Concours d’ Elegance of America near Detroit, Michigan. The feature this year was Corvette vs. Jaguar, and they had racers of each type for show-goers to enjoy. The D-Type is one of my personal favorite Jags, with a great mix of speed, sleek looks, and a rich racing history. Seeing one in person is always a treat. Enjoy the photos.
This DE 36 DHC is not a product of the German parent of Mercedes Benz. The Daimler name was actually shared by two separate companies for a period of time, one the German company we all know and the other the oldest automotive marque from Britain. This car is the latter, and is one of just 6-7 DE 36s built. Under the hood lies a 5.4L straight 8 with 150hp, and at around 3 tons the DE was most certainly meant for relaxed cruising in style. This DE 36 DHC recently sold for a little over a half-a-million dollars in 2010. It was brilliant to see in person this summer, literally stopping me in my tracks when I saw it. Not many cars can outshine a Bentley S1 or various Rolls Royces that were around it, but this Daimler succeeded. This is automotive art like we no longer have today. Enjoy the pics.
Lancia Stratos at the Concours d’ Elegance of America outside Detroit. The Stratos is a rare Italian rally homologation from the 1970s.. Its striking design was penned by Bertone, and its power came from the same 2.4L Ferrari V6 found in the 246 Dino. Weighing just 2100lbs it made the most of its 192hp, with racing versions winning the World Rally Champioship in 1974, 1975, and 1976. A total of 492 Stratos’ were produced in total. This is only the 2nd one I have ever seen in person, enjoy the pics.
I have never really been the Rolls Royce type as far as my outlook on both cars and life are concerned. I don’t like snooty, I’m better than you attitudes, and I don’t like relying on other people for getting around. Traditionally, Rolls Royces were the absolute embodiment stuck up, high society who were above having to drive themselves places. Maybe that is why I never really liked the Phantom, especially after I drove it. It is built more for the person riding in the back than for the person at the wheel, and to me that is all wrong. With the Rolls Ghost though, BMW has had more influence in the design, so the result is a car that is both knocked for sharing parts with lesser machines, but is also much better to drive. Read the rest of this entry »
We went up to Scarsdale, NY for their Councours. It was held in the middle of town, which was kind of a nice change from the usual golf course setting because you could go into the stores and restaurants while at the show. There was a solid turnout with a few very rare cars present. Enjoy the pics.
Ever since I heard Lotus added some much needed power to the Evora I have been itching to try it out. The only real universal complaint about the standard Evora was that it was very underpowered. Lotus has added a supercharger to the Toyota V6 and power is now up to 345hp, in a car that weighs just 2700lbs. Needless to say, I knew this was going to be a lot of fun going in. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a submission from our friend Drake who we met while out in California for this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. He found some great cars, many of which we did not catch out there. There is also some solid footage from the Quail event. It is a bit long, but you will be drooling the whole time. Solid spotting. Subscribe to Drake’s Youtube profile for more videos like this.
Spotted by- Drake
This is the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, it is hard to even say it’s name without sneering a bit. It’s big, it’s expensive, and it tells you right away that it’s better than you. This car has always been peculiar to me for a variety of reasons because it is just so over the top, and lacks any tangible point in its existence. Needless to say though, when I was handed the keys to this half-million dollar land yacht I was beyond thrilled to be given the privilege to take it for a spin. Read the rest of this entry »
We were in attendance for this years Alpine Concours d’ Elegance. It was a solid event filled with more newer than older cars, although there were some fine examples of each. We lucked out with the beautiful weather and great setting. Here are some of the highlights…. Read the rest of this entry »
We were in attendance for this year’s Radnor Hunt Concours d’ Elegance outside Philadelphia, PA. It was a great turnout and there were some very stunning cars there as always. Radnor Hunt is a beautiful setting to hold a Councours. It is set in the beautiful PA countryside and the elegance of nature shows off the beauty of the cars quite well. Read the rest of this entry »
When I signed up to drive the XKR-S I already knew the basics about the car. Given the modern nature of Jaguar, I was expecting it to be fast but cushy with a bit more focus on luxury than on all round performance. The second I got in the car and felt that hard embrace of a racing bucket seat I knew it would be much different than I had expected. Read the rest of this entry »
We were present for the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. Because we are not a news site we plan to release our coverage of the event and other shows in a more gradual fashion so that you may savor it just as we did. This will cover a nice overview of the Concours though, stay tuned for some of the more detailed showcases though. It was truly a magnificent show this year.