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Musée National Cité de l’Automobile

When I first visited the Schlumpf Collection many years ago, it was known as the Musée National de l’Automobile, and the entrance was in the original 19th century mill building on the Ave. de Colmar in Mulhouse. It was a discreet entranceway in a rather ... Gallery II >>>

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Bologna Motor Show

Ferrari has chosen the Bologna Motor Show 2008 for the world unveiling of the new Scuderia Spider 16M, a special limited edition series of only

Official Ferrari Calendars

25 Anni di Fotografi - Günther Raupp

The official factory authorised Ferrari “Myth” Calendar 2009 highlights an anniversary, 25 years of Ferrari calendars produced by Gunther Raupp.

Bonhams brings Italian Magic to "The Palace"

With the opening of a new photo exhibition the Galleria Ferrari continues its theme of prestigious expositions the Galleria has dedicated to the

Set in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the fairytale, five-star Palace Hotel in Gstaad, the Bonhams sale of Ferrari and other prestigious Italian motor cars is now in its 11th year. Headlining this year’s sale on 20 December will be two historically important competition Ferraris from the Estate of the late Antoine Midy, a well-known French collector. The 1955 121 LM Spyder by Scaglietti, chassis no. 0558LM, was raced by the late Phil Hill (the only American to have won the Formula One World Championship)

Ferrari celebrates at the World Finals

At the Mugello International Circuit, every element of the world of Ferrari was represented on track to celebrate the end of the racing season, joined by a crowd of fans who had come to acclaim the Prancing Horse champions. The racing side of the event saw the F430s entered in the Italian

Winter Park Concours

The 7th annual Winter Park Concours d’Elegance was held in Winter Park, a select suburb of Orlando in Florida, over the weekend of 1-2 Nov

Classic Motor Show + MPH Show

Two shows for the price of one! Visitors to either the Classic Motor Show or the MPH Show, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, were able to access the other show at no additional cost. This bargain deal, especially in these difficult economic times, led to massive crowds at the venues over the weekend of 14 – 16 November. In fact, on Saturday the volume of people trying to move between the Classic Show and the MPH Show was so great, that they had to be redirected via the main exit and

Ferrari Racing Days

A decidedly chilly Nuerburgring greeted participants for the Ferrari Days gathering over the weekend of 3 - 5 October, but that didn't detract from a healthy

RM Auction - Automobiles of London - 200+ images

RM Automobiles of London Auction braves the "Financial Crisis". RM auctioned at the Automobiles of London an open headlight Ferrari 250 GT LWB TdF Berlinetta s/n 1385GT for a new World Record Price for this model of PDS 2.225.000 ($ 3.603.089 or € 2.833.270) to an Russian Broker.

Thierry Lesparre's e-gallery - Mondial de l’automobile

It is World Premiere time in Paris - Ferrari California, Lamborghini Estoque and McLaren SLR 722 Spyder and Fiat Abarth esseesse

Geneva Classics - the Swiss classics exhibition

The third running of the Geneva Classics show, attracted a healthy size crowd to the main exhibition area held in Hall 7 of the Expo complex, adjacent to the international airport, part of whose apron was used to exhibit some of the historic aircraft on display. The show features predominantly

Ferraris at the Colorado Grand

Peter Sweeney from Forza Motorsport  joined his Friend Tom in his 375 MM s/n 0374AM, he loved it and here are his e-gallery

Goodwood’s sixtieth anniversary

Three days of pure nostalgia with great racing and all under sunny skies, it could only be the Goodwood Revival Meeting in September. This year was the sixtieth anniversary of the first motor race at the Goodwood, which took place in September 1948, and it is now also ten years since the first Revival Meeting was held in 1998, so it was with good reason that it enjoyed a taste of good weather, which has been sadly missing in the UK this summer. The timing of the event was also opportune in providing people with

Maranello Rosso ..... The Color of Success

Ten minutes from the Federico Fellini Rimini Airport and not more than 1h from Guglielmo Marconi Bologna Airport, in the smallest Republic in the World one of the largest Ferrari collections, the Financial Times wrote "A Temple of Design for the cars and the men behind them."

RM's Line-Up for Automobiles of London Event

Following a record-breaking inaugural sale last year, preeminent international auction house, RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, will return to Battersea Park, October 29th for its annual ‘Automobiles of London’ event. Over 75 exquisite vintage automobiles are expected to roll into central London

Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti - Rallye and Concours

The Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti always takes place on the first weekend of September. Thursday is dedicated to technical checks carried out in Corso Italia right in the center of Cortina d’Ampezzo. In the old days it was one of the most important road races in Italy, today it is aregularity rallye, spread over 2 days. The route starts and ends always in Cortina, the “ The Pearl of the Dolomites”. You may have never expirenced so much driving fun in 2 days.

Beaulieu International Autojumble

“The Beaulieu International Autojumble is the largest of its kind in Europe, with probably only Hershey in the USA being on a larger scale. Now in its 42st year, the venue has constantly attracted vendors and buyers from all corners of the globe, with a smaller scale Spring gathering added in recent

Schloss Dyck Classic Days

The first August weekend 2008 the Dyck Castle Classic Days created a symphony mixed from good mood, gleam-ing eyes, historic garden pleasure

Monterey Madness

Each year the classic car gathering on the Monterey peninsular in California seems to expand, and 2008 was no exception. Over the weekend of the “pre-historics” race meeting at Laguna Seca, which precedes the main week of activity, there was additional track action in the form

Monterey Auctions Lot Lists & Results

The Monterey historic gathering is high car auction season in California, with a quartet of auctions from the major houses through the week. Although there is no Christies auction this year, after the closure of their motor division, the pressure on time is still high as David Gooding has extended his auction

$4.5 Million Ferrari 250 SWB leads pack of Seven-Figure cars at RM'S famed Sports & Classics of Monterey Event

Preeminent international auction house, RM Auctions, continued their highly successful sales run in Monterey, California overnight with eleven cars breaking the magic million dollar mark at the legendary ‘Sports & Classics of Monterey’ auction event. Held at the Portola Hotel & Spa in historic downtown Monterey, it was standing room only at the two day sale as over 170 investment quality collector cars crossed the block before an international audience. As the gavel fell for the final time, total sales surpassed $42 million.

 Silverstone Classic

Six months ago Motion works signed a 5 year deal with Silverstone to organise and promote the Silverstone Classic, to once again enjoy the popularity enjoyed by the Coys Historic Festival run at the track during the nineties. They certainly provided a packed programme for competitors and visitors alike, with twenty one races over the weekend, featuring some seven hundred cars and 900 drivers. Maybe the schedule was a little too ambitious as there are inevitable

Ennstal Classic - A no hustle event - where participating is a Joy !

The motto “Driving in the last paradise” mobilised participants from 14 nations for the 16th Ennstal-Classic. The starting field was opened to 205 teams because of the enormous run on the places. 50 car brands mean a new record of diversity. During the last years a clear trend towards extremely beautiful, expensive and historical cars could be noted. The selection does therefore become harder every year.

Gooding & Company Consigns the Finest Collection of Bugattis

The Dr. Peter and Susan Williamson Collection, the world’s finest collection of Bugattis, will be sold at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction on August 16 and 17 in Monterey, California. This monumentous sale, expected to raise more than $15 million, marks a rare opportunity for bidders to compete to buy some of the world’s most valuable automobiles.

Le Mans Classic

The 4th running of the bi-annual Le Mans Classic historic car race meeting took place over the weekend of 11-13 July, gathering a fine array of wonderful machinery to the 13.6kms long Sarthe circuit in central France. Apart from all the on track activity, there is a large gathering of car clubs, a trade village and a variety of entertainment from music to circuit tours and helicopter rides, which all combines to provide a spectacular weekend for the classic car enthusiast.

World Record Auction Price set for a Jaguar

At The Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, international fine art auctioneers Bonhams set a new world record auction price for any Jaguar motor car. The 1955 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racing Car ‘XKD509’ was sold to a British buyer for a magnificent £2,201,500.

Goodwood Festival of Speed

The 2008 running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed lived up to the reputation built up through the previous fifteen gatherings, with an enormous selection of attractions to thrill the petrol head. Virtually every type of two and four wheel motor sport is covered, then there is the Cartier Style et Luxe concours, the various manufacturers displays, the trade area, the cricket pitch dragster display, whilst even the kids are made to feel welcome with the Junior Festival of Speed area, together with the Wacky Racers, which are

Salon Privé, The Hurlingham Club

After the hottest day of the year in London on Tuesday 01 July, visitors to the opening day of Salon Privé on the following day were greeted by leaden skies and intermittent rain, but that’s the vagaries of the British weather for you! After all, it is to be expected to get rain during Wimbledon fortnight!

Großer Preis von Deutschland - Automobile Eleganz - RETRO Classics meets Barock

Retro Classics meets Barock, eine Kombination aus automobiler Tradition und barockem Ambiente, öffnet vom 13. bis 15. Juni 2008 bereits zum fünften Mal die Tore. Ein wahrer Besuchermagnet sind die rund 200 ausgestellten Fahrzeuge im Südpark vor dem Schoss Ludwigsburg. Im vergangenen Jahr waren 25.000 interessierte Oldtimerfans dabei und haben die Veranstaltung miterlebt, die einen festen Bestandteil im Eventkalender des Blühenden Barocks und der Stadt Ludwigsburg darstellt.

Ferrari Owners’ Club Concours

Anybody watching the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, will realise that the weather in central England was not conducive to attending outdoor events on Sunday 06 July. A few miles to the north west of Silverstone, the Ferrari Owners’ Club were holding their annual concours at Walton Hall near Stratford

Ferrari uncovers the new California

The first official photographs have been published of the Ferrari California, the latest addition to the new generation of Ferraris launched in 2004 with the 612 Scaglietti and added to more recently with the 430 Scuderia.The Ferrari California joins the Prancing Horse's 8-cylinder family which has

Mille Miglia Nuovo, well organized but without patina

If it’s May, and you’re a classic car enthusiast, then Italy is the place to be, or to be more specific, in Brescia, as it is once again time to follow the sign of the “Freccia Rossa” (Red Arrow), the symbol of the Mille Miglia classic car rally. Here, thousands of enthusiasts from all parts of the globe gather to admire the wonderful selection of machinery that makes up the entry list each year. There was a twist to the story this year, as the event had a new organising committee. Initially it seemed difficult to obtain information from

Ferrari President test-drives the new California

"I am very satisfied indeed with the work that the women and men of Ferrari have done," declared Luca di Montezemolo. "The California is an extraordinary car and I was delighted with the performance, comfort and driving pleasure it delivered. The California is, like all of our models, the epitome of cutting-

"Ferrari Classics" at Bahrain

What some called the 'Party In The Dunes', saw some 20 classic Ferraris spanning over five decades of Ferrari production, come to the Kingdom.

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

April in Italy doesn’t get much better than the idyllic setting of the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza in Cernobbio on the western shore of Lake Como, where the spring sun glints on a magnificent array of superbly selected automobiles. The selection ranges from splendid rare classic cars to the latest concept offerings from major manufacturers and design studios, with the villa’s picture postcard architecture, carefully manicured gardens, complete with wisteria blooming on the pergola over the boat ramp

RM Maranello Auction

Several Ferraris fetched record prices at the RM Maranello Auction... more images and words during the next days   ... galleries >>>

Techno Classica 2008 - 200+ images

The Techno Classica in Essen – still – is Europe's largest and leading Classic Car & Trade Fair. While the Mercedes-Benz stand grows from year to year it seems that the number of club displays is shrinking. We missed the Ferrari Club Deutschland and the "Deutscher Maserati Club".

Mugello Historic Festival

The second edition of the Mugello Historic Festival, the special event for the fans of historical cars, ended today, with numerous events dedicated to the Prancing Horse. Ferrari, owner of the Mugello circuit in Tuscany, chose the track for the start of the Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge, the championship exclusively for the jewels from Maranello and, since 1999, with the participation of historical cars from Maserati. Today's highlight was the special parade of 20 365 GTB4 "Daytona" at the end of the regularity race,

Goodwood Press Preview Day

The Goodwood Press Preview day for the annual Festival of Speed was held at Goodwood House on Wednesday 09 April, when Lord March and his team formally announced their plans for the festival weekend between 11 – 13 JULY 2008. Clear blue skies and warm sunshine greeted a

Ferrari wins Amelia Island Concours d'Eleganace

Forget winter blues -If you’re a car enthusiast then the place to blow away those winter blues is Amelia Island in Florida, with the annual Concours d’Elegance the 2008 edition being the 13th running. Bill Warner and his dedicated team always provide a spectacular offering for the aficionados of all things automobile. With more than three hundred cars and a fine selection of motorcycles at the Golf Club of Amelia Island fairways adjacent to the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Hotel, there is quite literally something
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Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

The 56th annual 12 Hours of Sebring took place under predominantly clear blue skies and high ambient temperatures on 15 March 2008. The 12 Hours is the US equivalent of the Le Mans 24 Hour race, with its atmosphere almost equally provided by the attendees as the on track

Galleria Ferrari

Ferrari’s factory museum is to be found in the Via Dino Ferrari. You can find photos of the majority of the automotive exposits on this site; but since the exhibits are changed from time to time, the Galleria is always worth a visit – even if one

Ferrari Classiche for your Historic Ferrari

Almost two years ago there was a new milestone in the Ferrari story, with the official opening of the new Ferrari Classiche workshop and offices on the 25th of July 2006, although it had ben operational in a lower key format for over a year before that. As befits a department involved in the company’s heritage, the new division’s operating base is sited on historic ground within the original Ferrari factory premises in Maranello, Italy. The invitation only opening ceremony was attended by selected international journalists

Ferrari Argentina - Sports Cars

Ferrari Argentina - Sports Cars, is a synthesis of the history of eqach one of the sports cars from the Maranello based firm which reached Argentina

Automobiles of Amelia Island

The prestigious Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Amelia Island in the far north-east of Florida turns itself over to the automobile world for one weekend each

Retromobile & Auction

During the Retromobile, Artcurial and Bonhams organized 2 Auctions in Paris, anamera has complied the lots lists
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23e Festival Automobile International

Firstly, Les Invalides playing host to a public event of this nature, and secondly, the organising of an exhibition unparalleled in the automotive industry.
Les Invalides is a unique, ceremonious and stately location. It will gracefully play host to an aesthetic event which is entirely dedicated to

78th International Geneva Motor Show 2008

The Geneva Motor show is probably the major annual European car show, whose popularity seems to know no bounds, not only with the public, but with manufacturers large and small, who use it as a showcase to present new models, prototypes and concept cars. The 2008 edition was no

Alpine Passion, A Tribute to Jean Rédélé

L'Atelier Renault is organising a new exhibition, Alpine Passion, A Tribute to Jean Rédélé, from 18 January to 16 March 2008. The show explores the legend of the Alpine brand and pays tribute to its founder, Jean Rédélé. Exceptional vehicles from the Renault collection and private collections will be

Cavallino Classic XVII - now 300 additional images

For Ferrari aficionados the place to be in January is southern Florida,  where Cavallino magazine hosts the Cavallino Classic gathering, this, the seventeenth running, drew an eclectic mix of Ferraris to Palm Beach between the 22nd and 27th of January. The featured models this year were the 250 GT LWB (Tour de France) Berlinetta, and the 365 GTB/4 “Daytona”, with five examples of the former and at least fifteen of the latter in attendance. For entrants and guests the format followed the well established and widely

 Piston Heads – The Performance Car Show

The Piston Heads show was run alongside the Autosport International show between 11 – 13 January, occupying halls 11 and 12 of the exhibition centre, with visitors to either show getting free access to the other. Although it was on a much smaller scale than the main racing car show, it offered a fine selection of unusual and exotic cars for enthusiasts to appreciate. Autocar magazine, the oldest motoring magazine in the world, presented the Supercar paddock, with an extensive display of exotic

Ferrari 342 America PF Coupe s/n 0246AL

Scottsdale Preview

In August 2007 we finished our Pebble Beach preview with the statement ... "and it's not getting cheaper".  How true ... several Ferrari Califorina Spyders were auctioned for record breaking prices and in the following month after this sales several California Spyders - LWB and SWB - found new

F2008: Description and technical specifications

The F2008 is the fifty fourth single-seater built by Ferrari specifically to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship. The design, codenamed internally as the 659, represents the Scuderia's interpretation of the regulations in force in 2008. A major new element of these is the introduction of a new electronic system to be used by all teams, known as SECU (Standard Electronic Control Unit) and produced by MES (McLaren Electronic Systems.) It consists of a single control unit and a software system        ... more >>>