Pur Sang Argentina – An Introduction

Pur Sang 8C 308

By Rick Carey, Auction Editor | Photos by author and Rhonda Kiblinger Wind back the clock on your DeLorean to 1930 or so, eighty-plus years ago. Your [great] grandparents might still have been dancing the Charleston. It was the time of Machine Age design. Craftsmanship, dedication, style, design and ingenuity were its hallmarks. It persists today at Pur Sang in Paraná, Entre Rios, Argentina. And it is … [Read more...]

Enzo Ferrari Museum F1 Exhibit – Photo Gallery

1956 Lancia Ferrari D50 and 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196, both world championship title winners at the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio

Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, the Modena, Italy-based museum that opened in 2012 on the site of the house in which Enzo Ferrari himself was born in 1898, is now focusing on the pinnacle of open wheel racing with its current exhibit, entitled "Grand Prix: the Formula 1 Championship Single-Seaters". The exhibition centers on twenty Formula One cars that helped revolutionize the sport during the years 1950 to 1994, in … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Art of the Automobile – Photo Gallery

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

The RM Auctions and Sotheby's Art of the Automobile sale and exhibition was staged November 18-21, 2013 in New York City. The first major collector car auction to be held in Manhattan in over a decade saw 31 automobiles and two motorcycles vehicles cross the auction block. With the auction cars presented within a gallery setting on the 10th floor of Sotheby’s New York City headquarters, this groundbreaking sale … [Read more...]

Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed – Photo Gallery

1953 Porsche 550 Prototype and 1965 Porsche 904/6

The Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed exhibit is presently on display at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina through January 20, 2014. The largest gathering of Porsche automobiles ever on display in a U.S. art museum features a stunning selection of 22 Porsches dating from the late 1930s to present day. … [Read more...]

Heritage Showroom at Aston Martin Works

Aston Martin Heritage Showroom

Aston Martin recently opened the Heritage Showroom at its Newport Pagnell base, following a two-year refurbishment of the Olympia building. For the first time heritage cars will be sold directly from Aston Martin, allowing customers to draw on the knowledge of the Works team and its experience handling sales, ongoing service and restoration. The Heritage Showroom is housed within the restored Olympia building – … [Read more...]

Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles – Photo Gallery

1936 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Competition Coupe and 1937 Delahaye 135MS Roadste

The Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles exhibit is presently on display at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee through September 15, 2013. The first fine art museum exhibition devoted to vehicles of the Art Deco era, Sensuous Steel highlights 18 automobiles and two motorcycles from the 1930s and '40s. Curated by Ken Gross from some of the most renowned car collectors and collections in … [Read more...]

Bruce Meyer Collection – Profile and Photos

Bruce Meyer

By Art Evans | Photographs as credited My abridged dictionary defines “provenance” as “source, derivation.” Provenance is important insofar as collections of art are concerned. The value of a painting, for instance, is greatly enhanced if its history can be documented. Another important aspect is authenticity. My wife inherited a picture assumed to have been painted by Murillo. But when I took it to the Getty … [Read more...]

Le Mans 24 Hours Museum – Profile

DB Tank Le Mans Museum picture

By Csaba Kiss Located about 200 km from Paris, Le Mans has been one of the international centers of automobile and motor sports since 1923, the year when the legendary 24 hours race was first organized. The 24 Hours of Le Mans completely changed the life of the town, until then mostly famous for its cathedral. In time, the races brought by glory, success, failures and tragedies for the competing teams and their … [Read more...]

RennGruppe Motorsports – Profile and Photos

Porsche Carrera 906

Renngruppe Rendezvous By Louis Scalzo | Photos by Tom Morgan Renngruppe Motorsports is located in Lexington, North Carolina in a industrial park area looking like a very ordinary brick fronted metal building, blending in with all the others in the area. When you enter the spacious facility, formerly home of a NASCAR team, you quickly realize that this place is anything but ordinary! It can only be described as … [Read more...]

Jon Shirley Collection – Interview and Profile

Jon Shirley Automobile Collection

Interview by Dennis Gray | Photos by Gray unless noted Jon Shirley makes good decisions whether finding and buying one-off Ferrari 375MMs or guiding Microsoft through its initial public offering. The son of Navy man, Shirley was born in 1938 and moved with his family in 1941 to a little known place named Pearl Harbor. After the bombing, with his family thankfully well, they moved across the country according … [Read more...]

Equipe Europe – Profile and Photo Gallery

1969 Lola T70 Mk III B and 1977 Lola T286

By Csaba Kiss If one has the occasion to visit Yvan Mahe's Equipe Europe workshop in Ozouer Le Voulgis, France, the feeling one can get is that of dropping in on a living classic car museum. Situated in the picturesque French countryside, about 30 miles from Paris, the Equipe Europe garage is specialized in the restoration, preparation, service and development of historic racing cars. … [Read more...]

Louwman Museum – Profile and Photos

Mercedes-Benz SSK picture

Report and photos (unless noted) by Peter Helbach The Louwman Museum was opened by HRH Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on July 2, 2010. This opening marked the culmination of eight years of very hard work by Mr. Evert Louwman and his management team, led by Museum director Ronald Kooyman. Regulations being what they are, this was the time it took, from the first application to build a museum to the actual … [Read more...]

Ensign Restoration Services – Interview and Profile

1949 Maserati A6 1500 LM under restoration

Interview and photos by Greg Wing Bob Ensign of Ensign Restoration Services of Latham, New York, has been in business for 16 years. His philosophy is, “Do what you love. Love what you do. It is going to work.” His short cropped hair, animated gestures, steel blue eyes and great stories draw you in. Bob demands the highest quality. Here he discusses his work with restoration of a 1949 Maserati A6 1500, a 1953 … [Read more...]

The Daimler Archives – History Preserved

A look back at history: the Daimler corporate archive

The foundation of a corporate archive in 1936 was a necessary step for the then Daimler-Benz AG. The timing was chosen for its symbolic significance – exactly 50 years after the invention of the automobile. The aim was to preserve this half-century using the documentary records and lay the groundwork for collecting these kinds of documents in future. It was an eventful era that ushered in groundbreaking technical … [Read more...]

Mercedes-Benz Museum – Profile and Photos

Mercedes-Benz Museum building

By Leigh Dorrington The Mercedes-Benz Museum at the company’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany is a depository of the history of the automobile, motorsport, commercial transportation and the Twentieth Century altogether, presented in one of the most modern museums in the world. Two names, Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, stand above all others in the company’s history. But there were many others, both known … [Read more...]