The BMW 6-Series can be a tough car to really pin down. Based on its market price and its layout, it is a direct competitor to cars like the Jaguar XJ and the Porsche 911. That said, its size is on the big side for a personal coupe, yet it wears its size well. I was at the Greenwich Concours and BMW had this and a 750i available for test drives, so I took the plunge and gave this rather expensive droptop a good shakedown. Then, I got a chance to drive a 750i, equipped with xDrive AWD, the long-wheelbase body, and the M-Sport trim (an interesting combination that should definitely go over well in the Northeast, where AWD is an important selling point). I took each out and asked myself a question: These two cars are based on pretty much the same platform in different lengths–which one does the job that it sets out to do in the better manner, and which one is actually better overall? I was surprised by the results. Read the rest of this entry »
Here is Day 2 of the Greenwich Concours, which was reserved for foreign cars. Day 2 was nearly a washout when a freak rainstorm put everyone under the tents, but by the time the rain ended, the awards ceremony started and all was well again. There were a few frankly gorgeous cars at the show that day, and the clouds made them stand out even more than usual. Enjoy the gallery–Best Of Show is also included, a stunning 1938 Horch. Read the rest of this entry »
Nick and I saw this little Saab station wagon while walking around Greenwich on the first day of the 2011 Concours (June 4th). Strangely, this is a two-door station wagon that until a few years before it was replaced was capable of seating seven people. To be honest, I’d rather not try that today. Still, it’s a nice example and a reminder of what Saab used to be about.
Spotted by: Nick and Al
While we were walking around Greenwich during the Concours this past summer, someone showed up in this Sonnett. There aren’t a lot of these out there, and this one looked quite interesting in purple.
Spotted by: Nick and Al
the port from the Greenwich Concours, we took a tour of a hugely expensive yacht, and then took a walk around the lot, and saw this Interceptor convertible sitting in the parking lot with a Dodge Viper right behind it. This marina sponsored the Concours, and probably costs somewhere in the area of $400 per night. Gorgeous car, gorgeous yacht, and a very nice hotel–what’s not to like?
Spotted by: Nick and Al
Back in June, Nick and I were driving around Greenwich when this Tesla turned up parked on the street next to a tree. Very nice looking little roadster, and in a perfect color as well. This car happens to share a platform with the Lotus Elise. It is a shame, though, that the Elise is going out of production at the end of this year, and the Roadster is unfortunately following suit (That said, we at MoM are looking forward to the upcoming Model S). More photos after the jump.
This gorgeous French sports car of the prewar era, a black 1938 Delage D8-120S Aerosport Coupe took home the top International honors of Best in Show and People’s Choice at the 2011 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, held last month. During the Depression, Delage was bought by Delahaye, and by 1953, it had ceased to be after a tumultuous time in the early Fifties, when less than 100 were made during three years. More pictures after the jump.
Saw this monster at the Greenwich concours in June. It is a heavily modified Fiat 500, honda motor in the rear (forgive me for not knowing what type), a widebody kit, suspension mods, and stripped out. The guy said it was making around 200whp and weighed well under a ton. Awesome little car. Read the rest of this entry »
Porsche Turbo with Techart modifications in the parking lot of the Greenwich Concours. Read the rest of this entry »
Off to the side of the show near the water there was a line of six very special BMWs most of which were quite rare. It was a real treat to see such cars in each other’s company in person. Many of these cars make up a huge part of BMW’s image today and are even considered automotive legends. Check out the lineup and the rest of the gallery Read the rest of this entry »
I heard a loud downshift just as Al was walking out of the Apple store and we both ran to the street to see what it was. Sure enough, we see this 599 GTO rolling towards us. I got two solid front pics and Al caught the back. I love Ferrari GTOs, so epic. Read the rest of this entry »
I have been lucky enough to see many Duesenbergs in my time, but this is hands down my favorite one so far. I am a lover of two tone cars and its use of both black paint and real mahogany wooden panels is just amazing, unlike any other car I have ever seen including all those “woody” wagons. This car just took my breath away. More pics inside Read the rest of this entry »