nderwater MegaDork
6/11/24 12:46 p.m.

A columnist in a competing publication recently wrote, "In a Concours d’Elegance of the future, I can’t imagine some pristine golf course littered with SUVs and crossovers." 

This really made me think -- what current cars will be popular classics at the car shows my kids go to a generation from now?  Will they be nostalgic about first-generation EVs?  Or for today's most popular trucks and SUVs? 

Of the new cars on sale today, which do you think would be 2050 Concours d’Elegance contenders?

wvumtnbkr UltimaDork
6/11/24 1:17 p.m.

Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, any super rare performance version of a "normal" car.

Ct5 blackwing

A trackhawk grand Cherokee could be an example of an SUV that would be cool.

A hellcat demon

The special mustangs with the carbon wheels.


David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/11/24 4:14 p.m.

Yeah, I think some modern cars can be considered elegant and rare enough–plus, at one time, concours d’elegances featured new cars. 

For example, here are the initial best in show winners from Pebble Beach:

wearymicrobe PowerDork
6/11/24 4:48 p.m.

They made way to many of the budget exotics even up to some full fat ones. The R8/Hurrican are dead common. There are 12,000 Aventadors in circulation in the world. SVJ sure, same with the super limited stuff like the ACR extremes. Anything that has race history and is maintainable for sure. 

Stuff like the Singers will be shown, Icon series off road cars, 911 Dakar, G wagon on portal axles. If I had to put my own money down it will be Spykers that really draw crowds. Its the only brand that I never got the chance to pull the trigger on owning one and it still haunts me. But that is me. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/11/24 5:38 p.m.

So, what cars from today? If looking at current Porsches, for example, how about a 911 Dakar or 911 GT3 RS? LaFerrari Aperta? 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/11/24 5:39 p.m.

In reply to wearymicrobe :

I saw a Spyker at Amelia a few years back. It was with some new cars so not on the show field, but it still turned heads. 

johndej UltraDork
6/11/24 5:53 p.m.

Stuff like Pagani, Koenigsegg, Buggati, Maclaren F1/Senna/P1, Ferrari F40, F50, Enzo, Porsche 959/Carrera GT/918, Aston Martin Valkery, Mercedes CLR/SLR/AMG1, and all will stand above like they do now. I do like the odd ones like Spykers, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, Gordon Murray Automotive T.50, Ascari, TVR and such.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/12/24 9:56 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Man, I miss Spyker.

Judging by the 2020 copyright at the bottom of the page, I'm guessing the company is still in some sort of financial limbo. https://spykercars.com/

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