June 8, 2011

Cars as art

I've been an artists rep for over 25 years, but I've loved cars since I was a little kid. I've always looked at beautiful cars as true objects of art.


Every year in early June, I attend and sometimes participate in my local classic car show, the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance. I thought I would share with you some pictures that my assistant, Kay, took over this past weekend. I picked out what I think are examples of significant or beautiful automobiles. I would like to share with you my passion and enthusiasm for these lovely metal masterpieces. 


It's 8:00 am Sunday morning and we are getting ready to leave
from the Collectors Garage to the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, CT.
(This is Audi TT 2002... very Bauhaus)


Getting ready to roll
(1995 Ferrari 456 GT and 1952 Plymouth Cambridge)
 
We are on the field and people are settling in. This is the Italian circle.
 

Detailing... All part of the Concours experience

1951 Allard K2 Roadster
 
1957 French Facel Vega FV 2B

1954 Hudson Italia Two-Door
(American manufacturer, Italian body)

1907 Panhard Wagonat

1959 BMW 600 Isetta Two-Door
(Too cute)

1954 Lotus Mark 6 Convertible

Interior of 1954 Lotus Mark 6 Convertible

1938 Delage D8-120S Aerosport Coupe...
An example of pre-WWII French streamlining
(I voted for this as the best in show.)

1938 Delage D8-120S Aerosport Coupe

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe
(This is the model that Sean Connery drove in several James Bond films,
and was used again in one of the new Daniel Craig Bond films. )

1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

Jaguar XKE Coupe

Another 1963 Jaguar XKE Coupe
(To my mind, one of the most beautiful cars ever designed, 
great to look at from every angle.)

Interior of 1963 Jaguar XKE Coupe 

 1957 Porsche 356 1500 GS Carrera Speedster 
(This type of Porsche is what James Dean drove.)
Behind is a Lamorghini Countach

1946 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Competizione Coupe 
(Very rare and worth millions)

The owner of the Alfa,  Herbert Wolf 
(I love that cigar. I hope they are not outlawed before I die.)

Herbert Wolf, cigar in hand, talks about his car with Jessica Kung from Chinese TV

Interior of the 1946 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Competizione Coupe  

1988 Porsche 959 Coupe

1957 Porsche 356 1500 GS Carrera Speedster 
(This is sometimes called a bathtub Porsche)

1967 Porsche 912 Coupe 
(This led to the iconic 911)

I'm explaining to Jessica Kung from Chinese Television in Taiwan car stuff.

 1967 Lamborghini Miura Coupe 
(To my mind, one of the most beautiful designs ever. 
At its launch was the fastest production car in the world)

1985 Lamborghini Countach QV Coupe 
(The poster car for many an adolescent boys 
along with the iconic Farrah Fawcett bathing suite poster)

1978 Citroen 2CV Four-Door Sedan 

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Coupe 
(One of my favorites, very clean lines, very elegant)

1964 Morgan Plus 4 Two-Door Roadster
(So British)

BMW M1 race car painted by Frank Stella

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