Sunday, August 21, 2011
La Cadillac Ciel. Je t'adore.
I'm up at Pebble Beach with Ciel, the new concept in which Cadillac reclaims their rightful position and demonstrates that they have emerged from their amnesia and remember who they are. Big. Dramatic. Commanding. Exquisitely detailed. A tribute to the glorious heritage of Cadillac, and one that imparts a great future as well.
The logical successor to the V-16 and the glory days of Eldorado. We MUST see this one on the road.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
As much as I love Pebble Beach weekend, I'm the first to admit that it's so far over the top that it's halfway down the other side. There's just too much fabulousness. Oh, look, another hundred point one-off Duesenberg, Yawn. A prototype Ferrari? Meh. What color? It does present the very real danger of one becoming so blase that they are in danger of banging their pipe on the fender of some random Rolls-Royce.
But thankfully there is some much needed comic relief in the form of the Concours D'Lemons, the celebration of the regrettable and unloved automobile. It's a place where Pacers and Gremlins play, where Vegas and Renaults line up proudly and where Deloreans reach their doors for the sky. Glorified Golf Cars pose next to dubious racing cars. Judges take bribes openly and even Cadillac Cimarrons win awards.
This is the event's third year. Rather than ruining it with too much description, I invite you to feast your eyes on the cars. Dark glasses may be helpful. Enjoy:
And for the real masochists out there, check out many more pictures here.
And did you guess that I really dig the Chartreuse Gremlin?