Concours Corner: Mercedes-Benz 540K Wins Hilton Head Best of Show

A 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet from the garage of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Jepson, Jr. won Best of Show at the 18th Annual Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival.

The Jepsons are from Savannah, GA.

Concours attendees chose a 1929 Ford Station Wagon as the People’s Choice winner.

More than 500 vehicles were on display during the weekend on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

“We had more vehicles on the show field this year than ever before, and Read More

Concours Corner: Donald Osborne at Sculpture in Motion

The 3rd Annual Sculpture in Motion Community Exhibit is scheduled for November 16, 2019 at the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, FL.

The event presents 12-14 rare cars.

SCM’s Donald Osborne is Grand Marshal.

“Any true review of 20th Century design and the effect of World War II on automotive design must include a close look at this dynamic and fascinating period of creative exchange between two automobile loving nations,” said Osborne. “Automobiles designed and built in Read More

Meet Keith Martin at the Las Vegas Concours

Have questions about the market?

SCM Publisher Keith Martin will be at the inaugural Las Vegas Concours on October 26. He’ll be hosting an informal talk about the changing collector car market from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the concours stage.

The Las Vegas Concours takes place at DragonRidge Country Club from October 25-28. Learn more here.

Upcoming Concours:

October 25-28: Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance, www.lasvegasconcours.com

October 24 through November 3: 18th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Read More

Inaugural Audrain Concours a Huge Success

Newport, Rhode Island is synonymous with history, luxury and sport.

It is home to the first U.S. Tennis Championship, the first international polo match and has been a central part of the America’s Cup. Nothing is more luxurious than the sprawling mansions — referred to as “cottages’ by their initial owners — that line select streets.

The inaugural Audrain’s Newport Concours Motor Week, held October 3-6, continued this theme. Jay Leno served as Chairman and SCM’s own Donald Osborne Read More

Jon Shirley’s 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C2300MM Touring Takes Best in Show at Crescent Beach

This year’s Crescent Beach Concours, held August 31 at Blackie Spit Park in Surrey, BC, saw 100 cars compete for recognition as the best in their respective classes just a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean.

This year’s Most Elegant Pre-War award winner was Frank Daly’s 1937 Packard V12 Convertible Sedan, while the Most Elegant Post-War award was given to Ken Berrecloth’s 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II.

The Elegance in Motion award went to the Kruissen Family’s 1959 Ford Galaxie Read More

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet Takes Best of Show at Cobble Beach

Over 100 classic cars were on display at the Cobble Beach Golf Link Resort on September 14 and 15 for the 7th Annual Cobble Beach Concours Weekend. Top honors of the event went to Robert S. Jepson, Jr’s 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet.

The car was originally built for Max Gumpel — a Swedish Olympian swimmer who won medals for his country in the 1912 and 1920 Olympics. The Norrmalm body, built in Stockholm, featured a siren, a unique mascot Read More

1954 Ferrari 375 MM and 1938 Graham 97 Take Top Honors at Concours of America


Fred and Sue Leydorf’s 1954 Ferrari 375 MM took Best in Show Foreign at the 2019 Concours of America. They Leydorfs have owned the car since 1969 — it’s one of just six with a low body design, and it’s the only one to feature a leather interior.

Best in Show American went to a 1938 Graham 97 presented by Bill Johnston and Ron Elenbaas. The car is one of two Saoutchik-bodied supercharged Grahams, and was displayed at at Read More