My Car Quest

October 21, 2021

San Marino Perks Up Concours by Instituting a Japanese Car Class

Text by Wallace Wyss and photos by Richard Bartholomew - The San Marino Motor Classic, which has been a tradition in this posh suburb of Pasadena for decades, should be congratulated on changing the face of concours if ever so slightly by … [Read more...]

Editorial: What Do We Expect to See at a Concours?

by Wallace Wyss - I covered two concours back to back one week apart--Pebble Beach about 120 miles south of San Francisco and San Marino, about 350 miles to the south of Pebble Beach, both in California. What struck me was that San … [Read more...]

Badges – We Need Badges

by Mike - Car badges are created to commemorate various car events such as rallies, races, concours d'elegance and other events. These event badges are given to participants and are not sold to the public. Some badges are meant to be … [Read more...]

Pickup Trucks – An Opportunity For A Progressive Concours d’Elegance?

by Mike - Ford introduced the first purpose built pickup truck in 1925; it was based on the Model T. They called it the "Ford Model T Runabout with Pickup Body." I guess Ford gets credit for coining the term “pickup” too. By 1932 Ford had sold … [Read more...]

The Bizzarrini Class At The Quail And Judging At A Concours d’Elegance

by Mike - Most of my attention around The Quail has been focused on the Iso Rivolta 50th Anniversary which was a very significant breakout event for the Iso marque. It is surprising to me how many car enthusiasts still do not know much … [Read more...]

Two Big Winners That Traveled A Long Way

by Mike -  This 1954 Plymouth Explorer Ghia Coupe 195 won for Best American car at the Kuwait Concours d'Elegance recently. It was driven a long way from the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. A little closer to home but still a few … [Read more...]