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Palo Alto Concours

It took me a little while just to find the Palo Alto Concours D’Elegance as it was moved to a different, more hidden location at Stanford since the last year I went to the show (2001). At last, I found it in a field somewhere between the Med School and the Stanford Shopping Center, and the search was well worth it. I was amazed at how large the event has gotten since I went there last, with hundreds of top-quality restorations and originals. This year had a special emphasis on British iron, which of course made me happy. In addition to classic cars there were also several exotic supercars; e.g., the Ferrari Enzo shown here. With good weather and a band playing music in the background, it was a festive atmosphere and a pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning.

Triumph TR4 and TR3.
The Wrightspeed X1 was another electric vehicle.  It looked just like an Ariel Atom, because the X1 (only a prototype) used the Atom's body and chassis.
A real AC Cobra.
Lamborghini Murcielago.
Ferrari Enzo.
Ferrari Challenger Stradone.
The latest Saleen supercar, probably the only car at the show faster than the Enzo!
Choppers.
Jensen Healey and Ferrari Testarossa.  I had almost bought the former in 1995, before I purchased Goldie
A Peel Trident.  The owner's motto: "Almost cheaper than walking!"
The Austin Healey is fairly large for a British sports car, but looks rather small next to a Dodge Charger.
Delorean.
Your tax dollars hard at work: two Porsches for the California Highway Patrol.
There were even John Deeres present.
A Mercedes flexible-fuel car.
Greenemotor.com offered me a free test ride of their $2499 electric scooter (top speed: 30 mph, range: 60 miles/charge).
MGA and MGB.