The Lopresto Collection of Milanese architect and entrepreneur Corrado Lopresto represents a cross section of the history of automobiles, design, Italy, and its creativity. It is considered the most important collection in Italy and one of the most prestigious in the world.
Lopresto’s sensational collection of 100-plus cars is comprised of Italian classics – but not a single one of them is a Ferrari or Maserati. He favors Alfas and Lancias, Fiats, and Isotta Fraschinis. His collection isn’t open to the public, but you can get a good impression of it in 'Best In Show: Italian Masterpieces from the Lopresto Collection' published by Skira in 2015.
Lopresto's quintessential coachbuilding quotes:
“I’m willing to pay for a shape, for a design, for the person who’s behind it. I don’t want to pay [for] the prestige of a particular marque.”
“In the 1980s, when everyone was betting on the classics, I chose prototypes, those cars where talent and brilliance is expressed best.”
ISBN: 885722509, 204 pages
After 15 years, the Concours d‘ Elégance at the Royal Palace Het Loo has earned its place in the exclusive world of international top classic car events. From the very beginning, collectors worldwide found their way to this concours to show their special cars. The Concours d‘ Elégance Paleis Het Loo has the added unique feature of its location: a Dutch Royal Palace. In 2014 the eleventh edition of this event took place: a great occasion for a retrospective in the form of an exclusive book: