I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the recent writings which have appeared on my social platforms LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
The month of August has seen me looking back, and preparing for the events to mark the imminent beginning of deliveries of The Past and The Spurious – The Case of Legitimacy in Historic Cars.
With the @bonhamsmotoring Revival sale approaching on 17th September, I have been looking back at our excellent time with Cooper Monaco CM/4/59.
After a decade of marvellous racing and events, we are saying a sad goodbye to this prime race car and artefact.
Watch the video above, and you will see what I mean!
Amilcar saloons of the 1920s are among the least preserved of all cars, as they form the basis for conversion to sports cars. An example features in The Past And The Spurious – The Case of Legitimacy in Historic Cars.
‘Forsaking her customary Bugatti, Isadora Duncan favoured an Amilcar CGSS on a fateful night on the Promenade des Anglais in September 1927. When a gust of wind blew her long scarf over the side of the car, it became entangled in a wheel and dragged the dancer out of the car, breaking her neck.’
Image – Alamy
Last month saw the gathering of the world’s historic car business in California for the Pebble Beach concours d’elegance. The world’s first concours d’elegance took place in Dinard, France in September 1921 and is captured in this image, commissioned from Jackie Watkiss for my book The Past And The Spurious – The Case of Authenticity in Historic Cars.
Image – @jackiewatkiss_design
An interview by the HCVA as one of their ‘In Conversation with’ series covered my background and some of the influences that have shaped the experiences and views that led to my book ‘The Past and The Spurious – The Case of Legitimacy in Historic Cars’.
Read the full interview here