'54 Ferrari 375MM Ghia Coupe Speciale

Blackhawk Museum's '1954 Ferrari 375MM Ghia Coupe Speciale on Colorado Blvd

The Mansion Receives a Visitor from Milan

1956 Alfa 1900 SS Zagato enroute to the 2013 Greystone Concours

Transformable Touring

1929 Hispanso-Suiza H6C D'leteren "transformable" at the Enchanted Resort's box canyon in Sedona

Sedona's Sun On the Elusive Hisso

Hisso Touring in mid-morning illumated Sedona box canyon.

'41 Ford Super Deluxe at Huntington Beach

1941 Ford Super Deluxe "Woody" on the esplanade at Huntingon Beach on an early Saturday morning

Lift Still Life

300 SL caught in workbay lift at Mercedes-Benz Classic Center USA facilities in Irvine, California

Dr. Gibbs Housecall Device

Dr. Mike Gibbs Roush-Prepped 427 Hillbank Cobra Roadster on the Coronado Isle esplanade

Verdant Delahaye

1947 Delahaye 135MS at the 2013 Desert Classic

Dawn Patrol

'46 Ford "Woody" in traditional surf transport at the shores of Crystal Cove State Park,

Sound Stage 5, Warner Bros lot...

The late John Fitch's legendary W194 spotted on Sound Stage 5 of the Warner Bros Studios late one Saturday afternoon...

Afternoon in a classic Pagoda in Trabuco Canyon

1968 280SL "Pagoda" on a run through Trabuco Canyon, California

Tropical Aurora

'54 Packard Caribbean in morning light

Super Eight Sunrise

'49 Packard Super Eight Sedan at Daybreak, Packards, Int'l.

'51 Ford Vicky, Crystal Cove Dawn

'51 Ford is illuminated by the dawn at Crystal Cove

Sunlit Classic SL Roadsters on the Tarmac

300SL and 190SL roadsters on a sunny afternoon on the MCAS El Toro tarmac

300SL "Gullwing" at 7AM in San Juan Capistrano

Mercedes-Benz Classic Center's 300SL Gullwing at 7AM in San Juan Capistrano

Illuminated Speed

Afternoon Illumination of 300SL "Gullwing" at-speed on the tarmac at MCAS El Toro

Gold "Goat" in Escondido's Afternoon Luminesce

Classic GTO in Escondido's afternoon light

August Aurora: 300SL Roadster

(updated reprise) Sir Stirling Moss' 2011Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Livery on an August morning at MCAS El Toro

Deuce and Nailhead Sunrise

Highboy and Buick bask in Pomona morning sun...

1930 Bugatti Type 46, in the Park

Mullin's Type 46 at Lacy Park, San Marino, California

'50 Ford SurfWagon

1950 Ford Woody Wagon in Del Mar, California


'38 Lincoln Zephyr

Surf's Up!

Modern-Day surf "woodie".

Girare a Sinistra ... con Stile

Tex Otto's magnificent '60 250GT SWB Berlinetta

Garaged Gullwing

300SL "Gullwing" at Mercedes-Benz Classic Center (USA) "workshop" area...


Rat Rod style pickup on Rodeo Drive

Tre Cavalli

'54 Ferrari Mondial 500 TR at 2011 San Marino Motoring Classic

Societa Style on Rodeo

1953 Siata 208s in the pre-dawn light of the 2011 Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance

Bespoke Berlinetta

Tex Otto's celebrated '60 250GT SWB Berlinetta on Rodeo Drive

Tour De France

250 GTO TDF at Pebble

Number Ten

1962 Ferrari GTO #3729 at Pebble Beach

Gullwing, Workshop

1955 300SL "Gullwing" in workshop area of Mercedes-Benz Classic Center USA

Meyer's Masterpiece

Bruce Meyer's famous 625TRC

"The Shopkeeper"

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial TR outside some retail shops on Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California

#3909 by the Bay at Pebble

1962 Ferrari GTO #3909 at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Death Valley Dawn and a Maranello

A Maranello on Artists Drive on a Death Valley Dawn

Palos Verdes Royalty

1937 Delahaye 135M of the Mullin Museum at 2012 Palos Verdes Concours

Another dawn in Capistrano greets a Gullwing

'55 300SL 'Gullwing' at daybreak in Capistrano

Pagoda Dawn

280SL "Pagoda" at daybreak in San Juan Capistrano

Yep, it was worth it...

Caught an evening flight back home to arrive in the unexpected cold and rain and got up a few hours later to drive 100mi in same miserable conditions in dim hopes that someone else would be crazy enough to show up with their valuable car(s) for a rainy Concours...and then...this arrived. Decided to take the shot pre-wipedown as I feel that the mud-splattered side exhaust state of the Side-Oiler is the way Carroll would have preferred it...

Precipitation and a Classic Porsche

Rare '55 Porsche Continental "Rallye" version at 2012 Del Mar Concours

Desert Dawn Illumination of a Gullwing

300SL "Gullwing" on a La Quinta morning

Gullwing at dawn, La Quinta, California

Tom Thornhill's 300SL "Gullwing" at dawn, La Quinta Resort grounds

Legendary Commencement

The first of the "Gullwings"--at Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge Grounds, 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The Original

One of the oldest remaining W194 300SLs...a 1952 "Pre-Gullwing" version seen at the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge Grounds at Pebble Beach

Early Morning Mist 599

599 sitting in the early morning light prior to the start of the Del Mar Concours

Rêves Azure, sur la Côte de California

Peter Mullin's '37 Delahaye M135 by Figoni & Falaschi at 2012 Palos Verdes Concours

Bugatti, Egress

1931 Bugatti Type 51, "porte ouvertes"

Rare Pair

A brace of 1937 Delahaye M135s by Figoni & Falashi over the Pacific at Palos Verdes

Best of Show, Pebble Beach 2012

1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo

Coupé de Ville at Pebble Beach Lodge shoreline

1949 Delahaye 175 Saoutchik Coupé de Ville at 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Alfa, Bay Profile

'31 Alfa 6C 1750 Gran Sport Aprile Syder at Pebble Beach, 2012

"Mission Accomplished"

NASA exec, Don Nichols' wonderful '25 Hispano-Suiza Landaulette H6b at Mission La Purisima

Genetic Code

W194 and 300SL in final preparatoins for Pebble Beach at Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, USA

Mercedes W196 "Streamliner"

Silver Arrows at Pebble Beach, 2009

Mercedes W154

"Silver Arrows" Mercedes at Pebble Beach, 2009

Auto-Union Type D

Silver Arrows at Pebble Beach, 2009

'60 Briggs Cunningham LeMans Corvette

Bruce Meyer's Briggs Cunningham LeMans Vette

'56 LeMans D-Type

1956 Jaguar D-Type LeMans Competition car on the Concours grounds of the St. Regis

Genesis. The original production (CSX2001) Cobra

The very first production 1962 Cobra of Bruce Meyer Collection (on the Concours grounds of the St. Regis)

'61 LeMans Competition Ferrari 250GT SWB

One of Bruce Meyer's legendary collection at the recent Concours at the Dana Point St. Regis Resort

Big Block Concours Best of Class

Best of Class, Concours at St. Regis, Dana Point

LeMans-winning Factory Porsche 935 K3

Klaus Ludwid's winning Porsche, courtesy of Bruce Meyer, on the St. Regis Concours grounds

'29 Auburn 8-120 Boattail Speedster

Dawn Arrival of the BOS Auburn of Aaron Weiss at Palos Verdes Concours

Auburn Arrival in the Early Morning at Palos Verdes

'33 Auburn 165 at Palos Verdes Concours

Big Block Roadster Arrives at Concours

'66 427 at Dana Point Concours

'56 Jaguar Aerodyne Streamliner Coupe

Sir William Lyons having some fun in '56...

...because Foster Grants just will not do...

V10 R8 at the Rodeo Collection in the very, very early morning...

French Curves on Rodeo Drive

'38 Talbot Lago T150C SS Tear Drop Coupe

911s, Latest Incarnaton

2012 Porsche 911s at Porsche Design, Rodeo Drive Collection

Precious Metal

DB2/4 MkII. Used. Hard.

Speedsters, Squared

A pair of '37 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Speedsters at the 2012 San Marino Motor Classic

Ready for Flight

Bob Baker's magnificent 300SL "Gullwing" at the 2012 San Marino Motor Classic Concours

Cadmium Smoothster

Roc Nash's '37Smoothster in Temecula, California

Braq's Bavarian Beauty in the Park

Pluperfect 3.0CSL at 2011San Marino Motor Classic


Jay Patel photography art wooarts com

W 198 I, In-Progress

300SL "Gullwing" Running-Chassis


...the way "'ol Shel" himself would have done it...

"I only have eyes for you" coming from the AM dash radio

Robert Allen's impressive Merc found one Summer evening on the streets of Escondido

South Bend on Second Street

Studebaker in the early morning on Belmont Shore's 2nd Street

Huffer 3-Window on Main

'34 6-71breathed Big Block

No creme, no sugar, extra hot, to go

3-Window Deuce Coupe in early morning of Belmont Shore, California

Good Advice

'32 Highboy found on an early Summer evening on the streets of Escondido, California.

Livin' Large in 1965

1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Candid, Virage Volante Velocity

Candid/unplanned shot of the new Virage at speed (updated)

"Cd '60', PM"

A cadmium, flathead highboy on a Pomona evening...

T57C Dawn at Greystone

Rare, Bugatti T57C in the early morning light of Greystone Mansion

Cerulean Profile

Van Vooren Bodied Bugatti T57C (one-off)

A Haunting of the Greystone Motorcourt

A brace of Silver Ghosts (1919, 1920) in the Greystone Motorcourt

Alan Leamy Graces the Greystone

'31Cord L29 at Greystone Motorcourt

Carroll Hall Shelby, 1923-2012

If the you hear sounds from above seemingly like that of a 427 Side-oiler it's Heaven welcoming Carroll Shelby. Carroll was more than just a rightfully legendary racing driver and car builder--he was the embodiment of the true, indominable American Spirit. He will be missed but his inspiration lives on!

MiuraS: Beverly Hills Climb

Miura S climbing the hills of Beverly on an early Sunday morning in May...

'39 Alfa 6C 2500 at the Greystone Motorcourt

Rare and exceptional '39 Alfa 6C at 2011 Greystone Concours

Mercedes-Benz W30 150Sports Roadster at 2011 Greystone Concours

Extremely rare (1of 2) W30 150 Sports Roadsters by Mercedes-Benz

Supercharged Sunrise in Valley Center

Blown 5-Window Deuce Meets Dawn in Valley Center, California

Laguna Dusk Illumination of a '62 Impala

'62 Impala street rod at dusk in Laguna Beach, California

"Lead Rag" Laguna Sunset

'50 Merc ragtop at dusk in Laguna Beach, CA

Mint Deuce Meets Mission Dawn

Mint Deuce (rear view) Meets Dawn Light at Mission San Luis Rey

New Traditionalist's Nocturne (reprise)

Bob Seeger's lyrics, enacted with a fresh '33 Roadster

Legendary Livery, Legendary Bay

Sir Stirling Moss's Targa Florio Wining SLR at 2011 Pebble

Arriva Derci

458 Italia, exiting parking lot

American Vacation, c. 1950

50 Ford with "Teardrop" Trailer

5000+lbs of Post-War Glory

'48 Chrysler Town & Country