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Riley 105 Transformable Coupe 1949

Salon Privé and Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance 2013
Syon Park, London
4th September 2013
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Salon Privé and Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance 2013 to be the biggest and best yet

Featured are: Celebrating 100 years of Aston Martin; The iconic Porsche 911 at fifty years; 50 years of legendary Lamborghinis; Wind in your hair; The beauty of Streamlining; 'Little Saloons': the birth of the Berlinetta; Graceful pre-war motoring; Post-war competition greats; The art of design: Pininfarina; Sporting motorcycles.

A new addition to the Salon Privé line up for 2013 is the Audemars Piguet British Super Car Show featuring models from exotic brands from around the world.

The new Hyper Car Collection will display world's fastest and most expensive vehicles in production like the Koenigsegg Agera R, Pagani Huayra, Ruf CT3-S, SSC Aero GT and more.

A second display shows off concepts and prototypes like the Alfa Romeo Zagato TZ3, Ford Evos, Lightning GT as well as the Spyker B6 Venator and Icona Vulcano in the natural beauty of the lawns of Syon House.

Manufacturer ready to display include Audi, Bentley, BMW, Clark Abel, Ferrari, Futura Design, Harley-Davidson, Icona, Lexus, Maserati, McLaren, Overfinch, Radical Sportscars, Rimac, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Romans International, Spyker, Startech, SuperVettura, Touring Superleggera, Trident, Vencer, VUHL, WARR's and Zagato
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fifth annual Legends Of The Autobahn concours d'elegance and show

Legends of the Autobahn 2013
Rancho Cañada
Monterey, California
September 8-16 2013
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The fifth annual Legends Of The Autobahn concours d'elegance and show is stated as "A celebration of German automotive engineering"

Serata Italiana Lamborghini 2013

Lamborghini Club America's Surf Air Serata Italiana Lamborghini gala
Pasadera Country Club
Monterey, California
August 17 2013
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The Lamborghini Club America's Surf Air Serata Italiana Lamborghini gala at the most beautiful Pasadera Country Club, Monterey. This was a marriage of several fantastic and very similar elements. Fast Cars, Faster Planes, and surroundings to match the quality of both the Cars and planes.

The main event of the evening was a 4 course sit down dinner, menu designed by acclaimed chef Raul Cervantes, in a specially set-up tent complete with a small stage. The entertainment was the wonderfully outspoken and racecar driver Adam Carolla who was at Monterey racing his 1970 Datsun 510 and 1974 Datsun 260Z.

At one point Valentino Balboni joined Adam on stage. Valentino Balboni was Lamborghini test driver. He started with Lamborghini in 1968 when he was 19 years old.

IAA - 65th International Motor Show 2013

IAA - 65th International Motor Show 2013
Frankfurt, Germany
September 17-22 2013
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The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) organizes the IAA with 1,098 exhibitors from 35 countries and is setup as the world's leading motor show in an exhibition area of 230,000 square meters.

Also in Frankfurt, there are 159 world premieres and other attractions in support of this automotive trade show.

Hilton Head Concours 2013

Hilton Head Motoring Festival & Concours d' Elegance 2013
Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
November 2, 2013
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Hilton Head Motoring Festival & Concours d' Elegance November 2013.

The HHI Festival took a page out of Amelia Island this year and changed its venue to one of the many excellent Golf Courses on the island.

I have been a judge at this event for several years, usually for British cars due to my background. This year in company with a colleague we were allocated rather a challenge. Eleven cars grouped together under the heading "English Marques Rare" and they certainly were different.

Also there was an excellent range and display of cars and a special section for beautiful wooden boats.

2.4.13 Pebble Beach, California :
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is releasing its starting lineup of the 2013 event.

To quote the news release, "field of cars for this elite competition" (covers) "coachbuilt Lincolns exhibiting the continental flair of Edsel Ford to the classic confections of the Parisian firm Vanvooren to the charging mounts from Ferruccio Lamborghini"

Also in the field will be: Lincolns; Simplex, among the rarest of early twentieth century marques; Vanvooren, Carrosserie Vanvooren was licensed to build Weymann fabric-bodied cars, but soon developed its own elegant and refined French designs; Lamborghini, celebrating its 50th anniversary; Aston Martin, celebrating its 100th anniversary; Porsche 911, celebrating its 50th anniversary; and custom-bodied BMW 507s

Simplex 50 Speedcar 1908

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 2013
Pebble Beach, California
August 18 2013
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260 historic automobiles will be on the lawn at The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance But as an added feature there will be more than 20 concepts and new production cars displayed on the event's "concept lawn" in front of the Shops at The Lodge at Pebble Beach.

An unbelievable collection for display is scheduled for this year's event. (Click Here) to see list of cars.

Up to 30 Alfa 8Cs, built between 1931 and 1939, of a total of 110 remaining in existence, will be on view on the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance field, on Sunday, August 18.After the show the Alfas are off to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, for a special Alfa 8C Tour of the Rockies organized by enthusiast Tom Price of Belvedere, California. The tour will take them up to British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, through Glacier National Park and along Going-to-the-Sun Road before concluding in Whitefish Lake, Montana.

Every year, people from all over the world bring one or more of their nearly priceless possessions to the lawns at Pebble Beach. The views of the surrounding area and the magnificent cars make it one of the most fantastic settings in the world. It is a day of the "Automobile". Started out as a small car show and part of a sports car race The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is now a world class event and crowning conclusion to a host of car gathering in and around the Monterey Bay Area each mid of August.

This year the show will pay homage to the Simplex automobile. Best sources estimate that just over 1,600 Simplex automobiles were built before the company merged with Crane in 1915, but only 46 are known to survive.

Additional marques will receive special attention like cars with Lincoln Custom Coachwork, and Vanvooren Coachwork, also cars from Aston Martin, Lamborghini, the Porsche 911, and the BMW 507.

24 hours of Elegance - Concours d'Elegance & Luxury Salon

24 hours of Elegance - Concours d'Elegance & Luxury Salon
Grand Casino Beograd
Kalemegdan Park, Beograd, Serbia
September 6-8 2013
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Third Annual "24 hours of Elegance," 2013 held in conjunction with the British Chamber of Commerce, the British Embassy and luxury concierge Quintessentially.

The 2013 "24 hours of Elegance" took place at the White Palace with fashion shows and a display of the world-famous SK Collection owned by Saulius Karossas set in front of the Royal Palace.

International Rally oldtimer cars 2013

International Rally Oldtimer Cars 2013
Spa,Belgrade, Serbia
21, September 2013
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Oldtimer club Belgrade organized the "1 International Rally oldtimer cars in 2013", a nice event with a lot of interesting and valuable cars.

The event began the exhibition of vehicles on the square in front of the municipality Zvezdara, a traditional gathering place for events organized by the Club Oldtimers Belgrade.

Delta City Mall

Delta City Mall, Belgrade. Car Show
Belgrade, Serbia
November 11, 2013
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The Mall, Delta City, in Belgrade, in celebration of its 6th birthday received 6 cars from Bratislava Brace Petkovic Automobile Museum's rich collection of vintage vehicles.

Socializing with Fico 2013

Socializing with Ficoa
Museum of Yugoslav History
Beograd, Serbia
August 24 2013
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In late 1960 and early 70s with its massive involvement in auto sports, the National class, began the golden years of the Yugoslav auto sports, which unfortunately did not last long.

Visitors to the event had the opportunity to look at the 1954 Fiat 500 C of Branka Miller.

At the show was about forty FICA, generally in good condition, but the relatively small number in original form

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance 2013

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance
Pebble Beach Lodge
Pebble Beach
August 15 2013
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The 'Tour' starts out in the early morning damp mist amongst the pines near the 'Lodge' and runs single file through the roadways of the famed "17 Mile Drive" and off into the surrounding hills. This year the Tour did a lap on the Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca, a first for the Tour.

This 'running of the cars' is called "Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance". The vehicles ranged from a 1906 White Model F Roi des Belges Turning, from nearby San Marino, California to a 1953 Siata 208CS Balbo Berlinetta from Knokke, Belgium, and much more. There were around 200 cars signed up for this little 'drive'.

4.30.13 Monterey, California:
The 2013 Concorso Italiano this August 16th 2013, in Monterey, California, for its Classic Ferrari Display will feature the 246 GTS Dino and older models. This display has been the site of great gatherings of many special Ferrari models, one large collection of GTO's come to mind

Concorso Italiano

Concorso Italiano, 2013
Monterey, California
August 16 2013
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Concorso Italiano: A Celebration of All that is Italian. Top on the list are Cars, Fashion and Wine. Add Monterey sunshine and soft air and there cannot be a better Friday.

Held at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch set within the oak-studded hillsides of Monterey. Red is the color that stands out on the Central Coast landscapes. Lamborghini is 50 and the anniversary celebration will present a center-piece display of every model. The Concorso Stage will have major presentations from the Lamborghini Company.

10.22.13 Monaco:
Top Marques Monaco:
2013 dates are set for 18-21st of April. The 2013 Top Marques Monaco will be its 10th year of displaying many industry firsts and world premieres at the most unique and exclusive supercar show in the world.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II, the distinguished patron of Top Marques Monaco supports safety enhancements and developments into advanced green technology research for the automotive industry.

With the 10 year anniversary of the event coinciding with the celebrations as 007 turns 50, and as Top Marques is inextricably linked to the iconic James Bond with his fearless, antics in fast cars, loaded with futuristic gadgets; Top Marques Monaco fits the story line with their annual display of cars that one can not find anywhere else

Hotel Zlatibor Mona Rally 2013

Hotel Zlatibor Mona Rally 2013
Hotel Zlatibor MONA, Zlatibor, Serbia
July 12-14, 2013
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The exhibition of classic vehicles with the "Oldtimers club Beograd", brought out motorcycles and cars in front of the municipality Zvezdara which began a three-day rally of historic vehicles entitled "Rally Hotel Zlatibor MONA 2013."

Buba Beograd 2013

Buba Beograd 2013
VW Car Club

Beograd, Serbia
May 18, 2013
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The attendance was down to 62 participants, including 18 buses, of the "Bugs Used to hang out in" but presented a great showing in front of the National Assembly in Belgrade. The lower attendance was the result of the present economic crisis. This was the third in a row organized by the association of lovers of VW cars 'Beetle Belgrade'.

The participants came from Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro who regularly come to this event .

Balkan`s Mini Meeting

Balkan`s Mini Meeting
Novi Sad, Serbia
July 28, 2013
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At this year's meeting was about 50 Mini, less than what was announced and expected. Since most numerous guests were teams from Slovenia, then Greece, Hungary and Macedonia. The outermost entrant came from Finland.

The central part of meeting held on airfield where the participants were organized various games and competitions (strain rope competition in a fast changing point, driving skills, knowledge of different game from Mini history, etc.) The most successful and awarded prizes.

Benghazi V Classic Car show

Benghazi V Classic Car show
Benghazi Libya
July 2013
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All cars on display were older than 1982, with the oldest car a Ford made in 1925.

A 1955 Oldsmobile removed from a garage after 30 years, of storage and after four of five years with parts from America, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey it was restored it to its original condition.

Belgrade Jevremova Street 2013

Belgrade Jevremova Street 2013classic car show
Jevremova Street
Belgrade, Serbia
May, 2013
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Every May the street Jevremova in Belgrade is the site of a classic car show.

Legends of the Autobahn

Legends of the Autobahn 2013
Rancho Cañada
Monterey, California
August 16, 2013
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The fifth annual Legends Of The Autobahn concours d'elegance and show. The 'Legends' Show is supported by members of the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, the Porsche Club of America, and the Audi Club of North America

Nor Cal Vintage VW & 
 Porsche Treffen 2013

Nor Cal Vintage VW & Porsche Treffen 2013
Brubeck Park
Concord, California
August 4, 2013
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The nicely shaded park in Concord, California was the site of Volkswagens, and Porsches, parked in loosely laid out informal groupings. The owners were sitting around the cars or off talking with other owners. There was no judging but some prizes were handed out at the end of the day. All great and relaxing fun.

Retro Classics

Retro Classics 2013 The 13th Stuttgart-based Retro Classics motor trade fair with1308 exhibitors and around 3000 vehicles on display. Exhibitors came from Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy and the Netherlands.
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Amelia Island Concour 2013

Amelia Island Concours 2013 The 18th Amelia Island Concours held at the Ritz Carlton Resort, Florida, with an estimated crowd on the final day in excess of 25,000.

It's been a long time since I have seen so many 99/100 point cars in one location, while the variety extended from the turn of the last century through to today and even tomorrow with the Concept Exhibits! If you like Brass Cars you would not be disappointed with the Amelia display.
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Antwerp Classic Salon 2013

Antwerp Classic Salon 2013
One thing I love about these 'smaller' shows is the presence of what I would call 'sleeper' cars, the quiet little white 911 sitting there without her air inlet grills looking for all the world as an innocent little car needing final touches on her restoration? meanwhile she is a rip-snorting giant killing 'R' version of the 911 short-wheelbase chasis, this is the car that launched an entire sub-culture in California... search on R-Gruppe in google and you will find a passionate bunch of car modies who are to this day attempting to wring just a little more speed, handling, performance and simple pleasure out of a platform that is 50 years young, and here is the real deal...
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Sajam automobila 2013

Sajam automobila 2013
Belgrade Motor Show
Belgrade, Serbia
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51st Belgrade Car Show after a year off. had a good turnout. Mercedes- Benz made the best impression with the bright yellow SLS AMG Black Series model.

New York International Auto Show 2013

New York International Auto Show 2013

29 March - 07 April 2013
New York City, N.Y.
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Started in 1900, the New York International Automobile Show was the first automotive exhibition in North America. The show has run for over 100 years through depression, war, oil crisis, recession, boom-time and growth.

A goal of the show is to offer every make and model vehicle sold in the U.S. under one roof. This allows one to see everything the auto industry has to offer. From hybrid and fuel-sipping economy cars to million dollar supercars.

Essen Techno Classica 2013

Essen Techno Classica 2013

April 10-14 2013
Messe Essen, Germany
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The show will include, with performance of the industry and highlights of dealer's offering, highlights of the classic world show, presented in the Palais de l'Automobile.

Porsche Classic will take this opportunity to present four 911 models to illustrate the broad scope of the 911's history. Included rare fully restored 356 B T5 GS Carrera GT model.

Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance 2013

Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance 2013
Beverly Hills, California
June 16, 2013

The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance along with "Flexjet" has themed this year's 2013 car event as "The Jet Age"..

In the late 50' and early 60's everyone was talking about the future and how different our lives were soon going to be. We were somewhat new to television and there were shows called the "Jetsons' and "My Favorite Martian". There was speculation that we would be driving around in 'Hover Cars' and cars that we could drive out of the garage and fly off to work. Great things were waiting for us just around the corner. Enter Here

Oldtimer Klub Beograd

Oldtimer Klub Beograd
Veteran Voždovac
Old Time Vehicle Gathering,
Belgrade, Serbia 2013
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The Vintage Sports Car Club's (VSCC) visit the Wiscombe Park's beautiful grounds.

Old cars and other forms of early transportation keep us connected to our roots and remind us of the time when we were beginning to expand our travel expectation to include greater distances and shorter travel times. This is the period when the globe began to shrink.

Ford Mustang 1965

Veteran Vozdovac
Vozdovac, Beograd
June 2013

The annual June gathering of vintage or veteran cars in Beograd was held on the grounds of Vozdovac. The event is presented by the members of the Auto Club, "Veteran-Vozdovac" the oldest Auto Club in Serbia.

The well preserved 1965 Ford Mustang is an excellent example of the preservation work the club members provide.
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San Francisco International Auto Show

Chronicle |
55th Annual International Auto Show

Moscone Convention Center. San Francisco, California
November 22 through 26, 2012
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The San Francisco Chronicle| 55th Annual International Auto Show will have on display the 2013 model cars, SUV's, trucks and vans from more than 38 of the world's major manufacturers and will be available for all to see up close during this years International Auto Show.

Interclassics & Topmobiel 2013

Interclassics & Topmobiel 2013
January 11th - 13th 2013
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Theme for this Year: 100 years of Aston Martin

Show Pavilion: Bugatti Grand Prix Cars

Autosport International

Autosport International 2013
22nd Annual Autosport International Auto Show

NEC, Birmingham, UK
10th to 13th January, 2013
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Each year the motor-sport world heads to Birmingham UK for the Autosport International Show. After the winter break its a chance for all connected with motor-sport to meet up under one roof, meet new people and old friends, see the latest gear, announce a new deal and maybe get a new deal signed.

The winner of this years McLaren Autosport Award announced as Jake Dennis.

This year, Sir Jackie Stewart, three-time Formula One World Champion, headlined the celebrity line-up at the annual motorsport show. A selection of his F1 World Championship winning cars were on display.

As always the Autosport International Show did the job for all motor-sport fans and automotive nuts, they must be well and truly warmed up, ready for the years action on track and road.

1.11.13 Las Vegas Nevada:
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Nevada covers all the new electronic things in development that the people of the world needs, think they need or are being told that they need them.

Google is developing a self-driving car which is far-off from being allowed on the roadways by itself, but some of its technology is getting closer to being available on the showroom floors. Self parking is one feature that has been available for a few years now on several models.

This years 2013 show brought out a Lexus LS that has 2 color cameras, front and side radar, a blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, a "lane keeping" assistant and a collision-avoidance system. The car also has a Lidar laser on the roof that can detect objects 230 feet away in a complete 360 degrees area. In addition there are Gyroscopes, accelerometers and a GPS to guide you safely out of the Kmart parking lot.

Toyota has not yet released this automotive/personal safety driving aid yet. However Mercedes-Benz does have several improved safety driving aids install on several of their models which are on the showroom floor now.

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