With over 200 of the world’s finest vehicles on display at this weekend’s Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, this purple 1919 Pierce Arrow Model 66 A-4 Tourer won best in show.

At first glance, you may think this purple beast is an extra in the latest Gatsby remake — honestly, you wouldn’t be far off. It’s enormous, imposing, and utterly absurd — the off-white tires are circus-like too, but funny enough, that is the natural color of un-dyed rubber.

Now in its third year, the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance drew an impressive group of cars and owners. The event has steadily grown and is proving to be a destination for automotive enthusiasts. However, if you’re like me, you may find it difficult to get excited about cars that favor locomotives versus back-road burners.

Don’t fret, there was plenty of that to go around. In a wise move to broaden the offerings at Pinehurst, a separate “Club Show” was held on the neighboring fairway at our nation’s oldest golf course. Not only did I get my fix of classic and late-model Ferraris, Porsches, and way too many chrome-wheeled Corvettes, this sub-event also provided a welcome chance to talk about something most pre-war cars don’t do too often: driving.

Regardless of what you’re into, you can’t go wrong by spending the first weekend in May at the Pinehurst Resort (Tickets are just $25!). Be sure to visit The Driver’s Syndicate for more posts and picture from the event. Oh, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter too if you know what’s good for you.

Photo Credit: Patrick Glace