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Musician John Oates has spent his entire life obsessing about cars, and the most recent manifestation of his love for all things automotive is the “Cars of the Rock Stars” class that he curated for this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The class, which celebrated the relationship between the automobile and the guitar, was on display March 7 through 10 and featured vehicles and guitars from John’s personal collection, as well as a small number of historically significant vehicles previously or currently owned by musicians. (Image: Automobile magazine)
It must thrill an automaker when one of its products grabs the top prize at a concours, especially when that show is the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and the automaker is Mercedes-Benz, a title sponsor of this event for its entire 24-year history.
A 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier owned by The Keller Collection of Petaluma, California, won Best in Show Concours d’Elegance honors March 10 at Amelia Island. (Image: Larry Printz/ClassicCars.com)
There’s ongoing concern in the collector car world that millennials don’t seem to be interested. On the other hand, there are promising signs that they like older cars; it’s just that their definition to older is different.
Take, for example, the increasing popularity of the Nissan 300ZX.
As Hagerty Classic Insurance points out, 300ZX models built between 1990 and 1996 are catching on with younger enthusiasts born between 1981 and 2000.
An entirely different flavour from both Rétromobile in Paris and Techno Classica Essen, Retro Classics in Stuttgart was a welcome antidote to the electrified monotony of the Geneva Motor Show this week. These were our combustion-engined stars of the show. (Image: Classic Driver)