Visiting the Concours d’Elegance car show in Greenwich, Connecticut, is a real feast for the eyes. This year I attended the second day of the vintage auto show devoted to European makes such as Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Bugatti, Bentley as well as lesser known producers like Morgan, Facel Vega, Horch, etc. From the slippery contours of a Lamborghini Miura to the quirkiness of the Amphicar, no one can convince me that these vehicles were not works of art worthy of museum status. The hood ornaments alone display superb sculptural qualities while also serving as ‘mascots’ for a car company’s character; defining speed, endurance or sophistication. Some, like this leaping Jaguar, appear fast even when the car is standing still.

Published in: Uncategorized on June 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. Cool! An object that is also an animal. Nicely done! It’s true many of those pricey cars are works of art. So were many cars and other feats of American manufacturing in ages past. Sadly now there’s too much plastic and the cars all look the same.

  2. nice!

  3. A beautiful, sleek figure. I’ve loved Jaguars ever since my college landlord rented our garage out to a rich kid for his XKE. (Living in Indiana, one didn’t see many Jaguars.) Now, here in Silicon Valley, they’re less rare, but still a thing of beauty. (Do you watch “Mad Men”? The recent Jaguar storyline has been fabulous…)

  4. Hi Theo! Haven’t seen ya in a while. 😉

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