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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.
From the earliest days of motoring, advertising was the primary venue for auto-related art. Accomplished painters like Peter Helck produced some very high quality work from the 1920′s through the 1940′s but for the most part the fine art community considered such stuff mere illustration. However, in recent years, the genre has come into it’s own, due in no small part to the efforts of the Automotive Fine Arts Society.
We are very happy to be able present some beautiful examples of their work here today. Be sure to check out the Societies members work at the exhibit at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours and next year at the Amelia Island Concours. See the Society’s president, Ken Eberts earlier work here on The Old Motor.
After a little time spent looking at other motor-head sites we found some very interesting photos to share with you. The Chicane has this photo (above) of a motorcycle and sidecar rig at the Brooklands track in England.
At Charlie Beesley’s motor life.blog , he has up a series of photos he calls “Wild Youth” at the (left below) is a l-head Mercer with a custom boat-tail body. It is captioned “Bob Biggs Balboa Beach Spring 1928 ” Balboa is in Southern California and you can read up on the famous Balboa Pavilion and view many photos. The Auto Red Bug in the (center below) was every child’s dream in the teens and is also on Charlie’s site.
And the last photo is from Ivan P. Wheaton’s Early Bird site, were he is telling us all about his grandfathers pursuits in early aviation. The last photo (below) shows the second gull wing plane built Lewis G. Young he called the Gull Bat after he had crashed it in 1916.