It was small show that packed a big punch, from vintage Rollers and Bentleys, to an original 289 Cobra with Shelby’s signature on the glovebox (hiding on the right in this photo) and even a Morris Minor Woodie. Instead of the usual 3/4 angle spamming, I focused on capturing the details of the most interesting cars at the show. I was really happy with the results; it’s a nice change of pace to get a better sense of the cars via taking a series of detail shots. Furthermore, the less conventional photos make for great desktop background fodder.

Unbelievably gorgeous. Can anyone identify this?
The legendary spirit of ecstasy, which I think looks a little out of place on a brand new RR, but here? It’s perfect.
Check out that odd compass “egg” on top of the dash. I’ve never seen one before, and wonder if it was a period aftermarket item?
Air cooled 911s were everywhere. I picked this one because I liked the color matched Fuchs wheels.
I’m no expert, but these look like they may have been built out to a wider size? Regardless, they are infinitely better than the cliche black centers that are undeniably played out at this point in time.
This car is as brown as it gets. And of course, it’s a manual too. That’s half of our favorite Jalopnik trope!
Another gorgeous English land yacht with a drop top.
Without a doubt, my favorite emblem in the business.
As a design nerd, I spend way too much time thinking about which headlight shapes I like best. This is a good one.
What an interior! You could smell the old leather and wood from a couple feet away; deeply luxurious. Now I understand what the auto journos are talking about when they gush over the experience of sitting in a car like this.
It must be said: these look a LOT like an MGB from the rear. Maybe a little too much for a car of this caliber.
There were LOTS of club badges on grilles at this show. Not something I can get behind (they spoil the lines!), but from what I understand, if they’ve been on there for 50 years they’re part of the car’s provenance.
I have a real hard time telling the difference between an XK150 and a 120. This was a 150 IIRC. Any pointers re: this first world problem?
Note the lack of wood trim or other fancy details. This was a lightweight sports car designed to be driver, and the interior reflects that ethos.
A rare bird. I’ve only seen a few in person. This one was even in a TV show that older Oppos may have seen?
I didn’t read it. But you can!
The man himself signed that glovebox. My inner cynic bets that it was probably mailed to the dude within the last decade of his life, which was commonplace.
The nicest E39 M5 I’ve seen in a while. Can anyone identify those wheels? The stance is perfect IMO.
The interior was pristine, and a great color too. 10/10.
It’s a Morris! Forgive me for the lens flare, I don’t have a hood and it was so bright out that I had to turn my exposure as far down as it goes.
I wish big, unique hood emblems were still a thing. Even this pedestrian little thing has something interesting on the “bonnet.”
This angle makes it look large, but it’s TINY. Look at the height of the hood compared to the dude standing in front of it: below his hips!
Spartan!
The owner of this 427 ‘Vette bought it new. Kudos to him for keeping it this long, all the way through the depths of the depreciation curve, and all the way back up too. He must love this thing.
Does anyone know if these 7 liter monsters actually rev beyond 6k? That’s what the tach indicates.
This is a great color IMO. Not quite red but not orange either.
TIL: E Types look really funny with the hood up. Definitely not something you’d do on anything other than perfectly level ground.
The famous Jag I6, judiciously cleaned for the show.
So here’s the next generation of Jag’s sports car interior. Once again, no wood in sight beyond the steering wheel, but many more controls.
My favorite 3/4 angle shot of the show. These are LOUD, especially on startup.
The owner (on the right) was kind enough to leave the door open for me because he noticed I was taking photos when he pulled in.
That allowed for an otherwise impossible shot of the interior. CF trim isn’t really my thing, but there are lots of great shapes to drool over here. My favorite is the transmission lever. It’s a piece of modern art.
This GT3 sounded gnarly too. Big brakes and a massive wing look so good on a 911...
My favorite piece of the new GT3. Cars are art. The contrast between the black and white worked out well here.
Another E type, a coupe with the hood in place this time (yay!) but more importantly (due to my penchant for the strange and ugly) a Dino!
Bonus points for “not red” on a Ferrari. In a sense, the colors of the Fezza and the Jag are flip flopped. Bright red on the E Type, and a discrete shade on the Dino.
A very driver focused interior. You can tell that this was a baby Ferrari back in the day, and also that the driving position is probably atrocious, but who cares!
Taken with my desktop background in mind. I can start linking my Flickr if people with high res monitors are interested in this kind of thing.
Everyone got excited when this little thing showed up. Morgans are an extremely rare sight in the US, especially the +8.
Again sorry for the flare. This could use some editing but I’m still looking for jobs so i can’t justify dumping 2 hours into car photo processing.
Nice wheels. A truly unique design.
it’s interesting to compare this space with the equivalent Jag interior. Lots of wood and leather in the name of prioritizing luxury over weight savings. Not that these are heavy cars!
This old Packard was a big surprise. Imagine driving this through Boston to get here! It’s HUGE. And without a doubt, very slow and difficult to drive. I had an interesting conversation with the owner re: what will happen to cars like this as the numbers of baby boomers who like this sort of thing (and can afford the custom work needed for restoration and upkeep) disappear. He thought that they will either drop in price substantially as maintenance costs outstrip value, or skyrocket due to scarcity brought on by a lack of interest in preserving worn out examples.
Lovely patina on the wheel and the dash.
“Back in my day... we had to get out of the car to check the coolant temperature.”
Nice details and more patina on the hubs.
And finally, a BIG (little) surprise in the parking lot! These are extremely rare. I’ve never seen a touring in person before.
The “tii” badge indicates that this is equipped with very early, hideously complicated mechanical fuel injection.
I’m not so sure about the extra lights. The lines are so good otherwise!
Lots of Alpina goodies, including these unusual wheels.
Bonus: without a doubt, the best company the Q has ever had in a parking lot. I believe this is an XK120 and not a 150 due to the narrow grille. Note that when you drive a car like that, you don’t have to follow the rules (no parking on that side). A couple volunteers moved the signs to the other side of the Jag after I took this photo. I’m a member at the Larz Anderson and therefore technically eligible to show my car last Sunday... but I knew better than that.

Hope you enjoyed the photos Oppo! I had fun with this post.