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2013 Scarsdale Concours d'Elegance:

Coerced into coming to the show after being spotted at a local gas station, this 2012 Morgan 3-Wheeler was another vintage looking but very new Morgan at the show.

The owner said this “car” is an absolute joy to drive because of the extremely precise handling and open air in your face but also stated that it’s impossible to avoid potholes due to the rear-middle tire catching all the ones the front ones avoid.

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2013 Scarsdale Concours d'Elegance:

Yesterday marked the 10th annual Scarsdale Concours d'Elegance held in the cozy little town of Scarsdale in Westchester, NY.

As an avid car show attendee, I’m very prepared for let downs. You know, you drive 2-hours and show up to the “Epic 2000 Car Showdown” to find that the show has been kicked out and that there were only 20-cars to begin with.

Luckily, this wasn’t one of those shows. Not even close.

Upon arrival, there were classic Lancias, Alfas, Jaguar, Morgans, and Porsches, all occupying the town square parking spaces following the Concours tradition.

I was in a rush so I only had 2-hours to breeze through the flood of beautifully shaped steel, aluminum, fiber glass, and carbon fiber.

What I got was as follows…

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2013 Scarsdale Concours d'Elegance:

You don’t see too many of these around. In fact, this is the only one I’ve ever seen in person. It’s a 1939 Delage D-6 Grand Prix and its curves are simply a masterpiece.

A singe fender could be an art piece on its own and the way the exhaust shoots straight between the rear fender and body panel reminds you of just how basic vintage cars really were.

Oh and the blue, is absolutely incomparable to any other car on this planet.

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2013 Scarsdale Concours d'Elegance:

Can you believe they ever called this a Lincoln Continental? When compared to the 1947 Lincoln Continental Club Coupe pictured above, the ‘90s era Continental was a shame. Horrid. Wretched. 

If you study the design of it, you start to see some classic '40s geometry. The details are mostly horizontal rectangles and circles. Look at the grilles; all rectangles. The headlights are circles with a rectangle on both sides. And the interior follows that same pattern. A work of art that modern designers should study, closely.

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Scarsdale Concours d'Elegance:

Tomorrow (10/20/13) marks the 10th annual Scarsdale Concours d'Elegance and it will be the first time Motoriginal will be there.

If you live in the Tri-State area, you will be missing out if you’re not there as you can see from some past shows.

Find out more on their website and facebook page.