The Car That John Drove

  In 1902, Thomas automobiles were considered to be among the very best cars available.  They were so good in fact, that the wealthiest man in America bought one for use exclusively on his estate in Maine.  We recently added his marvelous piece of automotive history to our collection here at Grundy. Like many early horseless carriage…

Three Deuces And A Four Speed

    In the first half of the 1950s, Pontiac’s product line could be politely described as “sedate”.  The division’s cars were well-built and reliable, but they were intended for a mature customer who wanted transportation in a reserved package.  Nothing fancy. Respectable.  Boring, even.  Then in 1956, new leadership came to General Motors.  …

An Electrifying Rivalry

  The first true automobile long distance road trip in 1888 fired peoples’ imaginations as nothing had ever done before. Public interest rapidly turned from the bicycle to the automobile, and everything automotive was exciting and new.  During the decade following the introduction of the first car, early automotive innovators were working furiously to bring…

Join Grundy in Pebble Beach August 17-21

  The first Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was organized nearly 70 years ago to celebrate significant cars and promote camaraderie among automobile enthusiasts.  Concours d’Elegance, or Competitions of Elegance, originally began in France as aristocratic parades of exquisite horse-drawn coaches which were judged on their level of beauty, elegance, and finish.  The same concept was…