The Magic of Revival
Oct13

The Magic of Revival

For many years, Pebble Beach was the lighthouse event of the classic car scene. Cars were restored to better than factory specifications, made into pristine jewels, meant to be only displayed at special events, and only to be driven for a few short meters, before being returned to the safety of the climate controlled storage facilities. The art involved into that was unquestionable. And the results stunning to look at. It was all...

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Three Shades of Green
Oct06

Three Shades of Green

While its twin sister, the London Concours, is set tucked in between the harsh skyscraper of the City of London, the Concours of Elegance takes a splendid royal garden as its playground. The spaces are wide, the ornamental trees perfectly formed and the pebbled alleys open up deep perspectives towards the seemingly infinite grounds. The quality of the cars is up there with the best. From the utterly exotic Rolls Royce, complete with...

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Chantilly Alfa & Elegance
Jul16

Chantilly Alfa & Elegance

It’s one day before National Alfa Day and, at 4AM on a Saturday morning, I leave London going in the opposite direction. Have I gone mad? Maybe. There is a chance I have just  been intoxicated by the lure of a techno monster. And the anticipation of encountering it on the banks of a pedicured Le Notre pond.     In the tranquil surroundings of a splendid French castle, the elusive Carabo made a rare appearance. We just...

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Surrounded by Bugatti
May28

Surrounded by Bugatti

If you are looking for a version of Bugatti’s recent habitat, you are in for a big surprise. Far from the Dubai casinos, with their silicon implants and botox injections, there is place where Bugatti keeps its most precious asset. Its soul. The place is teaming with racers, eager to throw their beloved cars up the hill, hugging the bends on the tiny strip of asphalt separating the steep banks from the ravine. Tight turns, big...

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Cars. Coffee. Dreams.
May08

Cars. Coffee. Dreams.

It was one of those days when time feels both longer and shorter than it really is. Longer, because your mind cannot comprehend the surge of information flooding it. Shorter, as it seemed to only last for a blink of an eye. This indulgent blurring of the constraints of reality starts to bleed into every aspect of the experience, from the sweet sounding band to the quality and diversity of the people in attendance, to the endless...

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