Test Driven: Bentley Continental GTC

The way to describe the Bentley Continental is “solid”. The car is extremely overbuilt and it has such a feel of presence and occasion to it on the road. It is extremely refined and relaxed about everything it does whether you are just cruising or charging full steam ahead. The way it retains this laid back feel in all situations really sets it apart from any other car I have experienced. The Continental is a serious Grand Touring car to be sure.   Continue reading Test Driven: Bentley Continental GTC

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BMWs of the Greenwich Concours

BMW 3.0 CSL

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   Continue reading BMWs of the Greenwich Concours

Spotted! Ferrari 599 GTO, Greenwich, CT

Gran Turismo Omaligato

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.   Continue reading Spotted! Ferrari 599 GTO, Greenwich, CT

Cadillac XTS: “Standard of the world”? Doesn’t seem so.

Cadillac XTS Concept

Cadillac is working on a large sedan they are calling the XTS. It is to replace both the STS and DTS, and if GM is smart they will aim to make a legitmate flagship sedan of global standard like those offered from Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Lexus.   Continue reading Cadillac XTS: “Standard of the world”? Doesn’t seem so.

Dear Buick: I see what you did there.

Although GM’s turnaround has been the work of all four of its brands, Buick is the one that seems to look the most different than its previous self.  With the loss of Oldsmobile and Pontiac over the past 10 years, Buick is now the mid-level brand of the family, which is an extremely difficult position to be in during this time, as Cadillac struggles to move upmarket and its closest competitor, Mercury, is finally put to bed by Ford.  Continue reading Dear Buick: I see what you did there.

Two Tone Duesenberg, Black and Mahogany Wood. Just Gorgeous…..

Duesenberg Model J 113

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  Continue reading Two Tone Duesenberg, Black and Mahogany Wood. Just Gorgeous…..

Art of the Automobile: Can cars be “art”?

Sergio’s Masterpiece by Tom Montanari

In order to discuss this question we must first have a definition of “art” itself. The definition of art is largely personal will vary between individuals to some degree to be sure. There is some consensus though. “Art” consists of a deliberate action that is meant to evoke an emotional or sensual response, or meant to convey a message from the creator. It is a medium with which people may express themselves, and can really be anything at all. The factors defining “art” exist more in the reasons for doing something than the actual tangible result of such an action. This is because the motivation of the artist is what will ultimately determine the potency of their work’s effects on others.    Continue reading Art of the Automobile: Can cars be “art”?

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