Category Archives: Contemporary automobile photos, post war
They Say a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – If That’s The Case This Coverage is Worth a Gazillion
Bill McGuire at Mac’s Motor City Garage has been keeping close tabs on the situation at the Packard plant in Detroit and has shown the video above made by Harry Arnold of Drone Detroit/ITV with his amazing remote control helicopter cam. We last reported on it it eleven months ago and since that time not much has happened other than an auction last week to sell the plant and grounds. This auction result is still up in the air but you can learn much more about it at The Detroit Free Press. You should also view Special report: The Packard Plant: Why it has to go, and see another interesting video about the situation at the plant here. Visit with Bill at Mac’s to see his excellent coverage.
We wanted to bring our readers up to date on the developments and show you some of the new videos and photos we have found, even though all of this coverage is quite sad to view. You can view many more of Marchand and Romain’s photos as seen below at the Denver Post.
- A Packard Plant photo above by French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre from their book “The Ruins of Detroit“ and a photo of a Fisher Body plant below.
Last year, a new first class event premiered in England. Christened the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, this year’s meeting was held at the St. James’ Palace in central London and renamed for that location. Sixty of the rarest and most beautiful motorcars in the world were invited and on display. They ranged from the earliest days of motoring, as represented by a 1907 Darracq 18 horsepower Double-Phaeton up to and including some of the most exquisite post-war machinery in existence.
Such a wide variety of exotic vehicles are rarely seen in such a splendid setting, and we think Pavel Novitski’s images are the next best thing to actually being there. So enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home and visit Pavel Novitski Automotive Photography. You can also see more of his earlier work elsewhere here on The Old Motor and learn more about the St. James’ Concours of Elegance here. On view here is a photo essay of only some of the pre-1930 cars that attended. Look for more coverage from us soon.
- 1907 Darracq 18 h.p. Double-Phaeton – 1914 Rolls-Royce Vanden Plas Torpedo.
- 1914 Rolls-Royce Vanden Plas Torpedo – 1922 Hispano-Suiza Landaulet.
- 1923 Delage Type DH V-12 Racing car – 1925 Bentley 3 Litre Team Car.
- 1922 Hispano-Suiza Boulogne – 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Torpedo.