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May 10, 2015

Great success at Circuito di Piacenza

On 11 May 1947 the Automobile Club of Piacenza organized the Circuito Automobilistico di Piacenza  as the first race of the Championship of 1947: 3.3 kilometers stretching from Facsal (the public walking in Piacenza) in Stradone Farnese. Renzo Castagneto was designated to lead the race. All the most important car producers flocked in Piacenza: the Maserati, the newborn Ferrari, the Alfa Romeo, [...]

May 3, 2015

Mille Miglia 2015: the legend is back

“Mille Miglia is so much more than race cars, drivers, winners, and losers. Mille Miglia is a part of Italian life, and its effects extend the length and breadth of Italy, all the way down to Sicily.” Denis Jenkinson Although written seventy years ago, this sentence by English journalist Denis Jenkinson, winner of the 1955 Mille Miglia alongside Stirling Moss, is still current, because [...]

April 16, 2015

Rare cars at Franciacorta Historic & Gran Premio Terre di Canossa 2015

Friday, April 10 at Franciacorta Historic 2015 there were many rare cars. Among others, a car is already counted in AUTOMOTIVE MASTERPIECES exhibitions lab: ♦️ 1927 B.N.C. Type 527 Sport Monza sn: 27082Rare BNC 527 Monza is one of the four cars bodied by Duval in Sports conformation. It has a small but agile Ruby 1075 four-speed motor. Owned by a French diplomat, the car was exported to [...]

March 22, 2015

At Milano AutoClassica 2015 three cars that have already joined the lab

The event, which took place in the pavilions of the Milan Fair in Rho from March 20 to 22, every year becomes more prestigious. The public enthusiastically watched the performances that took place in Classic Circuit Arena, the approved external track which hosted the MAC Historic Rally, the new trophy in which famous drivers challenged each other to the delight of the crowd, tests of the FORMULA [...]

March 15, 2015

Elected the Beauties of the 16th Concours d'Elegance, Salvarola Terme Trophy

Here are all the winners of the sixteenth edition of the Concours d'Elégance Salvarola Terme Trophy, which took place with success on March 14 and 15 among Sassuolo, Fiorano, Maranello and Modena. Special Guest of this edition were the cars of Touring Superleggera International Registry, which four classes were devoted. The event has been organized by Terme della Salvarola e la Terra delle Rosse [...]

February 24, 2015

RM Auctions at Paris

RM Auctions returned to Paris to stage its second sale in the French capital, selling € 19.353.750 worth of automobiles to a packed room of eager enthusiasts. With bids also coming in strongly via the phone desk and on the Internet from 34 countries, 82 percent of all lots were sold on the night with no less than five achieving sums in excess of € 1.0 million. The gorgeous 1963 Ferrari 250 [...]

February 16, 2015

At Automotoretrò 2015 three cars that have joined the lab

The Automotoretrò 2015 was held February 13 to 15 at LingottoFiere and showed three cars that have already joined the lab. The AUTOMOTIVE MASTERPIECES were: ♦️ 1936 Lancia Astura Tipo 33 Cabriolet sn 333369 ♦️ 1955 Lancia Florida sn B56S-1006 ♦️ 1958 Maserati 420/M/58 Eldorado sn 4203. There are about 60,000, 8,000 more than the previous edition, visitors including [...]

February 9, 2015

A great Retromobile for its 40th edition

Landmark event that makes of Paris the automobile capital in February, Retromobile, the popular show for car enthusiasts, closed its doors on Sunday 8th of February. With 119 000 visitors on this 2015 edition (versus 94 000 in 2014, representing a 26,5% rise), Retromobile signs a record year, having attracted new audiences (not just collectors), new international buyers, and least, but not [...]

February 7, 2015

Artcurial. The amazing discovery

The Collectors’ Car Department at Artcurial has discovered 60 collectors’ automobiles, all major marques dating from the early days of the motor car through to the 1970s. Found following fifty years of lying dormant, the Baillon collection was sold by Artcurial Motorcars in the first part of the traditional sale at Retromobile Salon, on 6 February 2015, in Paris. These motor cars have been [...]

February 5, 2015

The Bonhams auction at Grand Palais

The first Car Show to be held at the Grand Palais in 1901 marked the start of a long tradition and the public's unfailing attachment to an event that soon became emblematic of the Grand Palais.   Every year saw in new inventions: the automatic carburettor in 1904, the plate clutch in 1905, dampers in 1906. As from 1910, the decoration of the Grand Palais, till then left to the initiative of [...]