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Market/Auctions

RM Sotheby’s 2019 Monterey sale – Preview

RM Sotheby’s will this year be departing from tradition in Monterey, by holding a three-day rather than the usual two-day sale. The event will begin on Thursday August 15th, and will take place, as always, at the Portola Hotel in Monterey. The lots will be previewed on Wednesday 14th, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and also on the days of the sale itself, from 10 a.m. up to 4.00 p.m.
Market/Auctions

Bonhams 2019 Monterey week, The Quail sale – Preview

Monterey Week is almost upon us once again, and Bonhams will be the firm kicking off, by a matter of hours, the program of Monterey sales, which this year looks set to be a pretty intense one. Bonhams will be holding its traditional sale, this year over two days (Thursday 15th and 16th August), offering a total of 223 cars, while RM Sotheby’s, whose event will also start on the Thursday, will this year be organizing its first-ever three-day sale here.
Featured News

A tribute to Jean Todt at The Circle 2019

In July 2002, Ferrari won its third consecutive world title with Michael Schumacher. An incredible thing for a championship that would end in November and that the German had dominated. At the pit wall, but above all at the helm of the Gestione Sportiva Ferrari, in those years there was Jean Todt, great creator and protagonist of that series of successes.
Rallies

Cortina passes the Japan test!

Hidetomo Kimura and Tetzu Kurosawa arrived from Japan with the splendid Osca Mt4Frua of 1952, the winner of the Golden Cup at the time, and gleefully left the competition that accompanied the rally with the Best of Show award. This is the hard news, but it is interesting to understand what these faraway enthusiasts feel like when participating in such a magnificently Italian event.
History

Founding fathers of passion: Piero Dusio

Piero Dusio deserves to be included among the "Founding Fathers" in the world of great carmakers for having founded the legendary car manufacturing company Cisitalia in 1946, even if the pedigree of the cars he built stopped too soon. However, the company's early closure did not prevent Dusio's cars from having a decisive impact on the development and history of automotive design and engineering worldwide.
Classic Car TrustFeatured NewsRallies

Festival of Speed 2019. Always something more.

From the Itala of the Peking to Paris to the Soapbox racers, from the uphill challenge towards Goodwood House to the magical show of beauty: for these and myriad other ideas our heartfelt thanks go to Charles March, and the 26th edition of his Festival. In a feature published in The Key 2019, we get a picture of him as a boy in the box at Goodwood alongside World Champion Graham Hill. Don’t miss the in-depth interview, which is highly revealing. Here The Classic Car Trust provides an exclusive account of the excitement of piloting the 1907 Peking to Paris Itala up the drive leading to Goodwood House.
Classic Car Trust

A truly one-off Concourse: Elégance et Automobile à Monte-Carlo

A competition of elegance in Montecarlo, enriched by the royalty of Casa Grimaldi, is by definition something unique. And just how unique they were in terms of charm and value, the cars that paraded on the streets of the Principality and were subjected to ratings that, strictly speaking, shouldn't even have been there. In fact, being selected for participation is in itself a sign of absolute distinction.
Concours

Double victory for the Cavallino at the 2019 Concours d’Élégance Suisse

The Ferrari 250 GT Europa Vignale (chassis no. 0295EU) won the Best of Show award of the fourth Concours d’Élégance Suisse held on June 22nd and 23rd in the scenery of Lake Geneva. Presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1953, the metallic red car with black roof was unanimously awarded not only the highest distinction of the Concours but also the President’s Choice Award. On this occasion, the qualities highlighted naturally included authenticity, history and pure aesthetics with unmistakable style by the great Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.
Classic Car Trust

Place of honor for the Miura #3586 in Oxford, at the 50th anniversary of “The Italian Job” movie

The evening organized in Oxford for the 50th anniversary of the film The Italian Job and the 60th anniversary of the Mini. The guest of honor the Miura, now a symbol of the famous film, confirmed the great vision of Ferruccio Lamborghini. The initial scenes were spectacular and compelling, in which the magnificent Miura rises towards the Gran San Bernardo Pass, where the worldwide advertising spot is for the new Sant'Agata model.

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