Cottage Grove Ain’t Exactly Pebble Beach

There were a few fine cars at the Cottage Grove Concours this weekend, and I’ll get to some more soon, but let’s just say it wasn’t Pebble Beach. That point was driven home by this lust-inducing picture of Edsel Ford’s 1934 Ford Speedster, as well as the winning car:

Also from 1934, the Voison Aerodyne. The Ford Speedster was designed by E.T. Gregoire, Edsel’s personal designer who faithfully translated his visions into reality, including the superb 1939 Continental. The Speedster started out in 1934, based on a Ford chassis, but evolved over several years, and this is a restoration of its final 1940 evolution.