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The 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – It’s All in the Details

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For one of our last posts of images of the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, we have presented a number of detail images taken by Alan Gosley. After the field opens for general admission at ten in the morning, it becomes quite difficult to photograph a complete car, so Alan’s talented eye for seeking out interesting facets of automotive design and execution comes into play in his work.

Follow along and view some of the outstanding pre-war cars and details that were seen on the field this year. You can also look back on our earlier coverage of the Concours here, and see many more photos at OverDriveImages.com showing many of the activities that went on during the event. You can also learn more at AmeliaConcours.org.

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Sensuous Steel – Art Deco Automobiles at the Frist Museum

The Delahaye 135MS Figoni and Falaschi Roadster first seen at the 1937 Paris Auto Salon from the Collection of The Revs Institute for Automobile Research at the Collier Collection.

An exhibition of some truly remarkable automobiles is currently in progress at The Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee and runs until September 15, 2013. A must see for lovers of Art Deco and “French Curve” design, visitors unfamiliar with those genres will likely be even more impressed by the striking style of these cars. Superb lighting shows them off to their best advantage as seen in these images courtesy of Bruce Sweetman.

They come to the Frist from some of the finest collections in the country. Well known automotive journalist and guest curator Ken Gross brief gives a  brief introduction to the exhibit in the video below.

A preview of just some of the cars you will see there follows below. You can find out more about this display and the Frist Center, including hours and directions, here.

              

L to R (above) : The Collier Collection’s Delahaye 135MS Roadster Roadster features leather interior and matching carpets by Hermès.  Another gorgeous Delahaye, a 1936 135M Competition Coupe from the collection of Jim Patterson also sports coachwork by Figoni and Falaschi . 

              

L to R (above) : The Patterson Delahaye 135M, and a 1934 Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe from the Collection of Merle and Peter Mullin

              

L to R (above) : The Mullin Museum’s 1934 Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe and a stunning 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1106 Sport Coupe by LeBaron belonging to Robert and Sandra Bahre.

              

L to R (above) : Front view of the Bahre’s Packard and a very rare 1930 Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace Roadster from the Collection of the Edmund J. Stecker Family Trust.

              

L to R (above) : The instrument panel of the Jordan Speedway Ace and the 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Vanvooren Cabriolet built for the Shah of Persia on loan from Margie and Robert E. Petersen of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

              

L to R (above) : The dashboard in the Bugatti Type 57C and a 1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet first owned by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s currently part of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Automobile Museum Collection.

              

L to R (above) : The unique Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet “Xenia” Coupe on loan from The Mullin Automotive Museum. Conceived in 1937 by André Dubonnet of aperitif fame, it was designed by Jean Andreau and built with coachwork by Jacques Saoutchik.

All photos courtesy of Bruce Sweetman.

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The 2013 Mille Miglia – A Marathon for Old Motors

This lovely little Type 13 Brescia Bugatti (above) was named for the town that is the traditional starting point for the Mille Miglia.

Below we have a sampling of the international field of superb sports and race cars that participated in the recently run 31st re-enactment of the fabled endurance contest. We present them to you here courtesy of our friend, Pavel Novitski, who braved some less than ideal weather conditions to get these shots. From it’s inception almost 90 years ago, the Mille Miglia has been a supreme test of driver and machine, but perhaps has become even more so today since no car built after 1957 is presently eligible to participate in the revived event.

You can see more of Pavel Novitski’s fine work on The Old Motor (scroll down) and at PavelNovitski.com.

                                                                                                

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