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Not the Rondine but we bet a Michelotti Corvette is still worth a lot of money. Credit McLaren Philadelphia
By Wallace Wyss
On eBay, you gotta figure that everything comes up one time or another. Even Corvettes bodied in Italy by famous carrozzeria. We found it on eBay, but the car is still available at McLaren of Philadelphia, who kindly allowed us to use these photos.
You take a name like Giovanni Michelotti and you think, whatever chassis he designs coachwork for, it’s gonna be wonderful, right? Especially when the actual coachbuilder is Ghia.
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1964 MV Agusta Triple, Virgil Elings
By Brandes Elitch
Photos by Dave Fetherston unless otherwise noted
In my previous article, I interviewed Gordon McCall, the organizer of the motorcycle show held every May since 2009 at the Quail Lodge Resort in Carmel Valley, California. It is generally regarded as the premier motorcycle concours in the country.
One of the emcees at the show is Paul d’Orleans, a well-known motorcycle writer (www.the firstname.lastname@example.org). Paul describes the ambiance of the show better than anyone. “The world of motorcycles has all the ingredients of a good, enriching drama: heroic deeds, political intrigue, design brilliance, cut-throat business practices, quirky characters, national tensions, cultural biases, Eros and Thanatos. When diving into the muck of motorcycle history, we find unexpected riches.” [click to continue…]
Wilton House 2016: I liked the Maserati 4200; my wife was more interested in the ceanothus.
From: Jonathan Sharp
Jose and I managed to grab two days away over the weekend, May 21-22 and saw a recently restored world famous steam engine, the Flying Scotsman, in full steam; Stonehenge, the Salisbury Cathedral and a low-key event at Wilton House for Italian and French cars called “The Wilton Wake Up.” [click to continue…]
Howden Ganley welcomes Piero Ferrari as an honorary member of the Grand Prix Drivers Club in the Cavallino Restaurant opposite the original factory gates. John Surtees is in the foreground.
By Graham Gauld
In some ways I always dread the month of May as I usually have something going on, not only every weekend but in four different countries! As a result this is written in haste before heading off for Scotland and the Ecurie Ecosse Tour.
Ten days ago it all started with the Annual General Meeting of the Grand Prix Drivers Club which this year was held in Maranello on the invitation of Ferrari, and resulted in a good turnout of members including not only what we would call normal Ferrari drivers but including one World Champion, John Surtees. Piero Ferrari, vice-President of Ferrari was made an Honorary Member of the Club by Club President Howden Ganley and was seated beside John Surtees.
Augie Pabst, Behind the Wheel
By Robert Birmingham
Dalton Watson Fine Books, March 2016
280mm by 230mm
Hardbound with dust jacket
500 color and B&W photos
$79.00 USD, plus shipping
$99 signed by Pabst
Book Review by Pete Vack
Robert Birmingham’s book begins very softly, gently leading us into the life of Augie Pabst. A very brief look at his childhood and education; sparse race reports, a photo or two of Pabst Motors in 1956, racing an AC Bristol, and an affair with a Ferrari (sn 0612).
May 12, 2016 Road America. Augie Pabst signs copies of his biography. Left is Pabst’s daughter Eugénie, at right author Bob Birmingham.
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