Pebble Beach Concours

2010 Cadillac SRX

2010 Cadillac SRX

Cadillac gave the first showing of the 2010 SRX today at Pebble Beach today. The design for the new crossover is heavily based on the Provoq concept car that went around the car show circuit earlier this year. General Motors will release full details on the car later this year.

The new SRX is expected to switch to GM’s Theta platform, which would make it smaller wheelbase than the current SRX. The switch would also means that in two-wheel drive form, the power will now go to the front wheels (an all-wheel drive version should be an option.) The SRX has become an important car for GM as it is a smaller and more fuel-efficient an alternative to Cadillac’s other SUV offering, the Escalade.

Press release after the jump.

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GM’s Motorama Memories

Sometimes technology isn’t a blessing. Not only did video kill the radio star, but also General Motor’s travailing showcase know as Motorama.

Motorama used to travel all around the U.S. in a caravan of specially built “Parade of Progress” busses, all used to showcase GM’s new cars and new innovations. But once television was in every household, the Motorama changed. It was still a grand spectacle, but the Motorama no longer came to your doorstep. By the mid-50s Motorama would only set up in the major cities but could be broadcast to homes nationwide through TV. The last one was held in 1961.

Enjoy as GM’s Vice President of Global Design, Ed Welburn reminisces about the Motorama and the dream cars of GM’s past before they are showcased next week at Pebble Beach (including the Chevrolet Biscayne.)

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USA debut for Spyker C8 Aileron at Pebble Beach

USA debut for Spyker C8 Aileron at Pebble Beach

This Sunday at Pebble Beach the Spyker C8 Aileron will make its U.S. debut. Faithful readers will have already seen this car from its debuts at the British and Frankfurt Motor Shows, but we are always looking for a good excuse to show pics of these curvy sports cars.

This appearance will mark Spyker’s 8th presence at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance since the rebirth of the company. The C8 Aileron is a longer wheelbase version of the C8, allowing for more room and convenience options such as an automatic transmission. Expected to enter production by the end of the year, the car will still be powered by the 4.2-liter V-8 from Audi making 400 hp. That should be good for a top speed of 187 mph and acceleration from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. No official U.S. pricing has been announced, but expect to pay over the C8 Laviolette’s $278,000 for this new version.

Press release after the jump.

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Lamborghini Zagato Raptor at Pebble Beach auction

Lamborghini Zagato Raptor at Pebble Beach auction

For those who think the Ferrari FXX Evoluzione is not exclusive enough, try a one-of-a-kind Lamborghini. Meet the 1996 Lamborghini Zagato Raptor. Based on the Diablo VT, this was a styling exercise by Italian coachbuilder Zagato to look at the feasibility for production. This is the only one that ever materialized, possibly due to the fact that occupants needed to enter the car through the single-piece canopy top. It also features a all-wheel drive and a race inspired box section chassis.

If you’re still interested in this 492-hp V-12 supercar, get out your checkbook and head to Pebble Beach. The Raptor is scheduled to be part of the Blackhawk Collection’s items at the concourse’s auction that begins today.

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Porsche No.1 at 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Porsche No.1 at 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the ultimate automotive show. For a true enthusiast having a car on the lawn at Pebble beach can rank higher than the birth of a child. To be one of the rare winners may be the single greatest moment in an enthusiast’s life. The showcase has traditionally been reserved for automotive time capsules that are restored to a condition as if they were factory fresh. But now intruding on this automotive aristocracy are unrestored riffraff.

Pebble Beach is starting to understand that history is preserved in the unpolished automotive gems, and no car shows this better than the Porsche No. 1.

As the name would suggest, it was the first car built under the Porsche name, and it will be featured this August at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

No. 1 has obvious ties to the entire Porsche bloodline. From the 356 to today’s 911, it shows that Porsche’s cars never changed; they just evolved.

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Pininfarina Hyperion will debut at Pebble Beach Concours

Pininfarina Hyperion will debut at Pebble Beach Concours

Pininfarina will unveil the Hyperion during Pebble Beach Concours, August 2008. The Special Project carrozzeria is based on the Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe and is an homage to the great pre war cars.

The project, named “Pininfarina Hyperion”, is based on a Rolls Royce Drophead Coupè and is an homage to the great pre war cars. Its style, size and overall presence is truly unique in modern day car production, firmly rooted in the history and heritage of the two Brands at the core of the project.

"We are particularly proud to communicate that the private client who has commissioned the car, has graciously agreed to display this latest Pininfarina creation at the prestigious American event."

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Pebble Beach Concours

Online: http://www.pebblebeachconcours.net

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance exhibits the best possible field of collector automobiles. Only the most beautiful and rare automobiles are invited from 13 to 17 August to appear on the famed eighteenth fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links each year, and connoisseurs of art and technology congregate to see them.

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2007 Pebble Beach Concour photo gallery - day 2 : Aston-Martin

2007 Pebble Beach Concour photo gallery - day 2 : Aston-Martin

Aston Martin was one of the main sponsor of the 2007 Pebble Beach with Infinity. On the golf course there was a selection of the rarest Aston Martin and especially some rare Aston with Italian designer body like Zagato.

More Aston Martin pictures at Pebble Beach after the jump.

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2007 Pebble Beach Concour photo gallery - day 2 : Dusenberg

2007 Pebble Beach Concour photo gallery - day 2 : Dusenberg

This year at Pebble Beach you could have seen an extraordinary collection of the most beautiful Dusenberg cars. Those cars made in the late 1920 are absolutely gorgeous. Chrome everywhere, rounded shapes and enormous in size. Check it out after the jump.

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2007 Pebble Beach Concour photo gallery - day 2 : introduction

2007 Pebble Beach Concour photo gallery - day 2 : introduction

Sunday at the Pebble Beach Concour d’elegance, all cars were on the ocean front golf course ready for the judges. Even though the ticket are over $100 per person, the crowd was there for another fine selection of classic automobiles.

We have so many pictures we’ll post them while they are sorted a little better. for now, enjoy the first set of our Sunday photo shoot.

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2007 Pebble Beach Concour photo gallery - day 1

2007 Pebble Beach Concour photo gallery - day 1

TopSpeed was at pebble beach this weekend and here is the first set of picture we got on Saturday. There was also a some racing going on at the nearby racetrack of Laguna Seca, so you will also find couple of cars shot there.

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Pebble Beach Auto show

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