I enjoy my morning or afternoon bike rides though downtown Des Moines. In addition to being a pleasant way to exercise, I frequently see some pretty amazing cars. Whether it be a classic Lincoln Continental or a contemporary McLaren 675LT, there’s more cool cars lying around this supposedly flyover city than most would think (even though Oppo knows better when it comes to farm field states). With all of that being said, I was in for the shock of my life yesterday morning. I was actually going to go to the gym, but instead I decided it was too nice a day to be inside. When I turn the corner at the edge of what is considered downtown, the road is closed. Before me, lined up behind ropes along the curb, sit hundreds of classic cars. Apparently the Des Moines Concours d’Elegance has been a thing for nearly 20 years, and it was this weekend. While not quite as spectacular as the Concours d’Elegance of America, it was still an incredible show. The only car I feel that needs explaining is the maroon Alfa Romeo, which for some God-unknown reason I took only one photo of. Yes, it is a real 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged, and yes, the owner lives in suburban Des Moines. Holy shit.

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