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VeloceToday for September 16th, 2014

by pete on September 16, 2014

September in the UK is like August in Monterey; a week or two of significant events that can’t be ignored. Across the Channel, a revived Concours held in Chantilly offers even more classics. Hugues Vanhoolandt, Jonathan Sharp, Alessandro Gerelli and Graham Gauld tell the stories. Then, an excellent book about Zagato’s Ercole Spada; we review, you’ll love. Click on the below pics to go straight to the story.



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Ercole Spada with an Alfa SVZ Coda Trunca and a TZ1.

Review by Pete Vack
All images courtesy of the publisher except as noted

Order from: www.waft.be
300 pages, 30 x 30 cm, 90 Euros

Ercole Spada: If the name does not ring a bell, it should and it is high time Zagato’s most important designer be given credit, in this case a long-overdue book. Appropriately entitled Spada: The long story of a short tail by Belgian Bart Lenaerts and his team at WAFT Publishing, it is stylishly produced with the cooperation of Ercole Spada himself, along with his son Paolo. Even more stylistic is a limited edition version of 150 books with an aluminum casing, signed by Ercole Spada, priced at 350 Euros. Both versions are in English only. [click to continue…]

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Chantilly Arts & Elegance, Paris

by pete on September 16, 2014

Barn find is fashion. Here it is said 'Barn find, do not remove the dust'!

By Hugues Vanhoolandt

For the first time in more than ten years, a major Concours d’Elegance was again organized in France. This took place in the Le Nôtre gardens in the Château in Chantilly, just north of Paris on September 7th. Organized by Peter Auto, already well-known for presenting the Tour de France Auto and Le Mans Classic, the concours offered three different challenges, all judged by an international jury. [click to continue…]

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Sharp at Salon Prive and Hampton Court 2014

by pete on September 16, 2014

At Hampton Court: Fiat wanted to test its jewel like all alloy 2 liter Otto Vu engine so it turned to Siata who had the experience required. Built in 1953 this Siata 8V 208 CS Spider Corsa owned now by Jan De Reu has bodywork by Bertone. Fitted with triple carbs and Siata's high lift cam the engine produced 140 bhp (30 more than than the factory example). For years hidden away in Jarl de Boer’s basement.



Story and Photos by Jonathan Sharp

In England early September is turning into car weeks, like Monterey, but extending almost 13 days. And in this case, instead of golf courses, it is a case of pick your favorite stately home. First might be a visit to the Duke of Northumberland’s estate, Syon Park in West London for a rather select event, “Salon Prive” where a lot of champagne is drunk, and lobster is eaten, and the stately lawns are covered by a fine selection of cars for the Chubb Insurance Concours. [click to continue…]

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Chantilly Lace

by pete on September 16, 2014

Photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt
No captions necessary

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Gauld at Hampton Court

by pete on September 16, 2014

The Frazer Nash High Speed at Hampton Court that finished 3rd at Le Mans in 1949.

Story by Graham Gauld

Perhaps the title d’Elegance does not hit an exciting cord: static cars, polished, primped and lined up but there are some of them that are fascinating not only because of the quality of the cars but of the variety. Obviously classics like Pebble Beach and Villa D’Este come to mind but it is time to add a third one, the Concours of Elegance, held at London’s Hampton Court Palace a week ago. (Note the British use of the word “of” rather than the French “de”.) [click to continue…]

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RM Auctions London, September 8th, 2014

by pete on September 16, 2014

Osca Formula Junior of 1959 sold for $340k

Story and photos by Alessandro Gerelli

On September 8th, the day after the Hampton Court Palace Concours of Elegance, a car auction was held in London by RM, with 81 cars of which 70 were sold.

Ferrari had many production cars on the list and the top price was reached by the 250 Tour de France berlinetta (chassis #0563) sold for about 7.8 million dollars.

A 275GTB made 3.1 million dollars, an Enzo for 1.5 million dollars and a F40 for 1.2 million dollars.

But there were less expensive cars like a Ferrari 400i automatic sold for $55k and a Mondial T sold for $50k. [click to continue…]

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VeloceToday for September 9, 2014

by pete on September 9, 2014

September 16, 1:20 pm EDT: We’ll get VT out later today with six stories and a review of the best book about Zagato yet! Have patience!

We are celebrating Graham Gauld’s 80th birthday this month by presenting some of his most interesting articles for VeloceToday. And, appropriately, all are about people, Graham’s favorite topic. No titles on the stories below. Who are they? Click on the pic to find out.


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Three volume classic, “The Grand Prix Car” by Laurence Pomeroy and LJK Setright. 1200+pp The history, theory, design , details and performance of all the important GP cars from the turn of the century through 1966. Hundreds of extraordinary technical drawings, charts, spec tables and racing results. Condition: excellent used, no marks beyond owner name Price $850 plus shipping(weight 12.5 lbs) Contact stevegurr@charter.net

*$25 Ads for anyone who has something to sell, to giveaway, or to holler about. Ad will be placed above the fold and run for one month. Contact vack@cox.net .

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VeloceToday for September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014

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Three volume classic, “The Grand Prix Car” by Laurence Pomeroy and LJK Setright. 1200+pp The history, theory, design , details and performance of all the important GP cars from the turn of the century through 1966. Hundreds of extraordinary technical drawings, charts, spec [...]

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Gauld Remembers Bjorn Waldegard (1943-2014)

September 2, 2014

Story and Photos by Graham Gauld
It always comes as a shock when you hear of the death of a friend, but the death of Swedish champion rally driver Bjorn Waldegard really hit home. I have known Bjorn for the past forty-five years and met up with him at various rallies in Europe and particularly [...]

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Brandes Elitch & Hugues Vanhoolandt at Concorso Italiano

September 2, 2014

By Brandes Elitch
Photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt
Back in 1984, I got a call from a friend, Joe Duray, who had just found a Maserati 3500 for sale in the local paper. Back in those pre-Internet days, that was how you found things, along with going to swap meets and taking Hemmings Motor News. [...]

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Gallery Vanhoolandt: The Monterey Auctions

September 2, 2014

Photos and Captions by Hugues Vanhoolandt
What did the Ferraris sell for? Scroll down for our best auction coverage ever.
Bonhams at The Quail

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