Automotive Masterpieces' News

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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 [...]

January 29, 2015

Rétromobile pays tribute to Cité de l’Automobile and Lopresto collection: 13 cars that have joined our lab will be on display.

For the first time ever, the Cité de l’Automobile in Mulhouse is presenting the three Bugatti Royales at Rétromobile.The biggest, the most beautiful, the most extraordinary, the most fabulous cars…. none of these superlatives can describe the thrill of the Bugatti Royales.Ettore Bugatti wanted to build a car fit for a king…and he did so, although no king ever bought one.Despite its huge [...]

January 29, 2015

A Tribute to the Centennial of Maserati at the spectacular Enzo Ferrari Museum (MEF)

A unique exhibition dedicated to the Centennial of Maserati was organized in Modena. MASERATI 100 - A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars retraces the story of the Italian car manufacturer through an exhibition featuring some of the Trident marque’s most significant road and racing cars, plus a highly engaging show employing 19 projectors, enabling visitors to relive the most [...]

January 28, 2015

The fine cameras at Museo Nicolis

Thanks to Museo Nicolis we are able to present its collection of cameras: 400 jewels exhibited with a knowing corollary of accessories and technical back-up.The history of photography, which follows the development of optic principles already described in the 11th century, is studded with famous personalities, some even legendary.From Barbaro to Da Guerre, from Talbot to Wellwood, through to [...]

January 28, 2015

The rare bicycles at Museo Nicolis

Thanks to Museo Nicolis we are able to present its unique and irresistible collection of bicycles: the historic bikes for “daily pedalling” as well as those of legendary champions. The first ancestors of bicycles appeared in the 18th century: they were called "celeripedes” and were made from pieces of wood without wheels or steering. The first wheeled vehicle with pedals dates back to [...]

January 8, 2015

Nine AUTOMOTIVE MASTERPIECES at the exhibition Zagato: Collectibles and Design since 1919

Nine AUTOMOTIVE MASTERPIECES at the exhibition Zagato: Collectibles and Design since 1919The Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile “Avv. Giovanni Agnelli” is hosting “Zagato: Collectibles and Design Since 1919,” a tailor-made exhibition, honoring the 95th anniversary of the historic Milanese coachbuilder and the close of its year-long celebration. Nine extraordinary collectibles, from both [...]

December 12, 2014

At 39th Motor Show four cars that have joined the lab

The 39th Motor Show was held December 6 to 14 at BolognaFiere and showed four cars that have already joined the lab.The visitors and journalists were impressed by the Motor Valley area with Museo Ferrari and Museo Enzo Ferrari exhibitions.Two cars from Museo Ferrari were recently published on AUTOMOTIVE MASTERPIECES:1948 Ferrari 166 Sport #005SThe Ferrari 166 - the number assigned to a [...]

November 28, 2014

Ferrari Memorabilia and Race car Parts

More than often car collectors are fond of beautiful rare objects overall. And they collect not only beautiful cars. This section on the portal is dedicated to these "other passions" and will be constantly updated with virtual exhibitions of different kinds of objects.  This section debuts with “Ferrari Memorabilia and Race Car Parts”, a unique collection (property of a founders of the [...]