Micro Cars: Big Personality, Small Package

The best things come in small packages - isn't that what we were told as kids?  With micro cars, that old adage holds true.  When we see them up close, we're not always quite sure how a normal-sized person fits...

Short-Lived Innovation: Coffin-Nosed Cords

These innovative but short lived Cord 810/812 models were certainly enjoying the ocean views at this year's Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance. The Cord was one of the featured vehicles at this year's show, fitti...

Works of Wood and Steel

It is rare that you don't find a woody at a car show in Southern California. They are synonymous with the wonderful weather and beach communities you find here. Recently we found a trio of them at the Pa...

Palos Verdes Hot Rods

A classic hot rod is not always the type of car you'd expect to find at a fancy Concours event, but here these were, basking in the sun, enjoying their rightful place on the lawn at this year's Palos Verdes Con...

Mustang Monday: Mustangs d’Concours

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang, we’ll be celebrating all year long by bringing you Mustangs each Monday! Playboy's 1964 Playmate of the Year Donna Michelle's1964 1/2 MustangPhoto Credit ...

Tuckers with an Ocean View

Automotive Innovation was the theme of this year's Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance, and we'd be hard pressed to find a better example of this theme than the Tucker.  While this car was seriously ahead of its t...

Dry Land Shark

We are big fans of the 1938 to 1941 Grahams from the Sharknose to the Hollywood. We found this fantastic 1939 Graham Sharknose Coupe at the Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance. The Graham style of the time was ...

Land Yachts on the Lawn

What do a 1960 Dodge and a 1962 Imperial have in common? Well, two things. One, they were both produced under the Chrysler umbrella. Two, they are HUGE automobiles. Both of these cars were apart of the "Forward...

603 Reasons to Love a Tatra

OK, OK, it would take me forever to list 603 reasons, but I will give you one. AWESOME! We ran across this 1966 Tatra 2-603 at the Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance. We have gotten pretty familiar with the fanta...

Concours Corvair

The Preservation Class at the Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance featured this beautiful 1961 Chevrolet Corvair 700, and boy, were we delighted to see her included in this show. This stock beauty stood out a...

Hot Wheels for Grown Ups

If you want to bring the kid out in all of us, show us a Hot Wheel. If you really want us to go crazy, build a full-size version. Hot Wheels has been delighting fans for years with full-sized versions of their ...

Automobiles and Ocean Views

There are few better ways to spend a weekend than being out on a sunny Southern California day with ocean views and beautiful automobiles.  The Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance brings you all of these things an...