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It is our goal to document and categorize vehicles from "Concept to Production." This includes racing, vintage, classic, modern, exotic, super cars, brass era, muscle cars, and so much more.

The website was created in 1998 and officially given the name conceptcarz.com a few years later.
On Conceptcarz.com you will find the latest Concepts and Prototype, Supercars and Exotics, and Production vehicles. We have also amassed a vast collection of historical vehicles, ranging from the earliest automobiles to the present.

Events : Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Author : Daniel Vaughan

Monterey Classic Car Week attracts a collection of the world's finest vintage automobiles to the Californian peninsula each year. The 2013 event was bathed in sunshine, and proved a dream come true for any motorsport enthusiast, a feast for the eyes and a celebration of tradition, excellence and human achievement. There was something for everyone and although most owners did not come to win prizes but rather to indulge in their passion, there was plenty at stake. This is especially so at the most prestigious of the rendezvous: the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion where recognition is the ultimate endorsement.

A notable presence during the week was the legendary Sir Jackie Stewart, one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time. Sir Jackie, Rolex Testimonee since 1969, is an Honorary Judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, returning this year after a long hiatus: 'Unquestionably the Monterey Classic Car Week is the biggest and the best in the world,' he commented. 'The Concours d'Elegance is extraordinary, with a wonderful collection of cars of all vintages from every corner of the world. I hadn't seen the Tour before and I was very much taken by it – it has another dimension, it's much less formal and it attracts only the real aficionados.' With so many cars on show, judging at these events cannot be that easy, but Sir Jackie made it sound simple: 'It's not as difficult as you would believe. Sometimes cars are overdone, while other cars that have been left in their natural condition are magic to look at. It's not how much you spend on the car that makes you win, quite the opposite. It's a fine balance...'
Car : 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra
Author : Jessica Donaldson

The unique tribute car was unveiled by Ford Motor Company board member Edsel Ford II, Ford's group vice president for sales and marketing Jim Farley, and Shelby American president John Luft at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion where Cobra is the marque of show for 2012.

'Even at 89 years of age, Carroll was an inspiration to us all,' says Farley. 'This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby Cobra. The one-off car we have created represents the very idea he had about making the 2013 Shelby GT500 into a true Cobra.'

Úsing the 662-horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 as a foundation, 'Friends of Carroll' created the one-of-a-kind 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra wide-body Mustang that now generates more than 850 horsepower wîth the help of a Ford Racing 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger.

Putting that much power to the ground requires plenty of traction, so the 13-inch-wide rear wheels are wrapped in massive 345-section high-performance tires for extra grip.

Ford Motor Company teamed up wîth Shelby American for several key components on the Carroll Shelby tribute car. Shelby American provided a specially designed hood, new rear wide-body kit, Shelby Wilwood brakes and new 20x13-inch rear and 20x10-inch front wheels. The bodywork is finished in the same Guardsman Blue wîth Wimbledon White stripes that graced so many of the Cobra roadsters built in the 1960s.

'Carroll Shelby changed the performance world forever,' says Luft. 'And while he was proud of Shelby American's achievements, Carroll was far more interested in the next car we would build. You will find the spirit and influence of Carroll Shelby in every future vehicle we build just as you'll find it in the rear wide-body kit and hood integrated into the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra.'

'You might also know that Carroll was a philanthropist, noted for supporting causes that moved him,' adds Farley. 'In that spirit, this car will be taken on tour around the country, and hopefully will be used in a special way at the end of its tour – a way Carroll would appreciate.'

Before the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra hits the road, it will be shown at the Ford display in the expo area at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this weekend. (Read More)

Automotive News : Bentley Motors' North American Debuts
Author : Daniel Vaughan

As California's Monterey Peninsula is primed for a week of displays and events involving some of the world's most coveted, historic automobiles, Bentley Motors prepares to share a glimpse into the future with the North American debut of two new models – the Continental GT Speed and the EXP 9 F luxury SUV concept.

'Pebble Beach and the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula provide the perfect venue for automotive connoisseurs and enthusiasts from around the world to display and celebrate the very best of motoring,' said Christophe Georges, president & COO of Bentley Motors, Inc. 'It also serves as an ideal backdrop for Bentley to showcase not only its latest production model, the Continental GT Speed, but also, with the EXP 9 F SUV concept, to provide a glimpse into Bentley's future.'

Bentley's fastest ever production model, the 616hp Continental GT Speed, will make its North American debut on the Pebble Beach concept lawn. The Continental GT Speed, Bentley's performance flagship, is set to enter the market in October, and until then, Pebble Beach spectators will have to imagine its 4.0-second 0-60mph sprint and its 205-mph top speed during the static display.

The muscular, elegantly sculpted coachwork of the Continental coupe is enhanced with subtle design touches that reaffirm its sporting character. Most notable are the dark-tinted matrix front grille and lower air intakes, 'rifled' finish to the exhaust tailpipes and unique 21-inch alloy wheels.

For those looking even further into Bentley's future, EXP 9 F SUV concept makes its North American premiere on the concept lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. EXP 9 F highlights the marque's desire to build the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world, and the concept car combines a stunning interior at the pinnacle of craftsmanship and technology with a dramatic and purposeful exterior. With an exciting range of drivetrain options under consideration, any Bentley SUV would offer the thunderous performance for which the marque is renowned.

Pebble Beach is also renowned for its auctions of highly-prized classic and vintage automobiles. Featuring this year at the Pebble Beach auctions is an array of evocative Bentleys, among the most significant in the company's history as outlined below: Gooding and Company will auction three Bentleys between Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th. (Read More)


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2 comments:

  1. It is amazing how far cars have come in recent years, and hard to believe most cost more than a house did back in the 1970s!

  2. If you think that's amazing, wait until we progress 20 years or so. Technological marvels like the Lit Motors C1 Vehicle will seem to be a dime a dozen. Check it out:

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