Born 1906 in London as the son of an English mother and a German father, Rudolf Uhlenhaut was an engineer and designer for Daimler-Benz. He became famous for his achievements regarding the Silver Arrows, the 300 SL with the famous gull wing doors, the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, known as the “Uhlenhaut Coupé” and the various experimental C 111 versions well-known for several speed records.
Uhlenhaut joined Daimler-Benz in 1931 after finishing his studies of mechanical engineering in Munich. In 1936 he took over as head of the racing department and conducted the Silver Arrows and Rudolf Caracciola to their 1937 European championship. Based upon the 300 SL “Gullwing”, initially a thoroughbred racing sports car, he created the road versions W198 and the smaller open-topped W121, both launched at the International Motor Sports Show in New York 1954. Though Uhlenhaut never owned a car of his own, his official company car, a 300 SLR with a top speed of 290 km/h became famous as the Uhlenhaut Coupé – the fastest car of its day authorized for road use!
Ken Okuyama launched his new design at Pebble Beach 2017: the Kode 0. The car is based on the Lamborghini Aventador. The design was received with mixed feelings. Nevertheless Okuyama deserves praise for his audacious projects. See Okuyama in our Encyclopedia.
Prices are rumoured to be:
Zagato Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe 2016: $650.000 (all sold)
Zagato Aston Martin Vanquish Volante 2016: $850.000 (all sold)
Zagato Aston Martin Vanquish Speedster 2018: $1.300.000 (all sold)
Zagato Aston Martin Vanquish Shooting Brake 2018: $850.000 (all sold?)
Almost 30 years have passed since the publication of the first book about the famous Tipo 60 and 61 Birdcage Maserati race cars. A new, more comprehensive description of their competition history has been long overdue and Dalton Watson Fine Books are delighted to announce the publication of Maserati Tipo 60 and 61: The Magnificent Front-engined Birdcages. Much additional information has come to light in the last two decades which has enabled the authors, Willem Oosthoek and Michel Bollée, to include numerous updates, corrections, and further elaboration regarding the history of this innovative design.
This is the first book devoted exclusively to the Maserati A6G 2000 model with coachwork by Zagato, one of the most beautiful GT cars ever built. The cars were strong and successful contenders in the 2-liter class and were actively raced in the Italian GT Championship in the second half of the 1950s, winning their class in 1956 and 1959. The cars also participated in legendary races like the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Giro d`Sicilia.
This history of the twenty-one cars made by Officine Maserati S.p.A. in Modena and bodied by Carrozzeria Zagato in Milan, is listed chassis by chassis and profusely illustrated with period photographs and documents.
An overview of body style descriptions: nomenclature.
(credits: Mark Theobald & Michiel van den Brink)
BARCHETTA (Italian) – “Little boat”, a small, lightweight, two-seater roadster with flowing lines. Any small, envelope-bodied car with no top or window fittings.
CKL Developments is one of the worlds’ foremost restoration and historic racing companies, specialised in sports and racing cars of the 1950’s and ’60’s. With decades of experience working with the finest collectors cars, our expertise is second to none. In particular, Jaguar C, D and E-types are a speciality along with many other fine marques such as Ferrari, Lister, Tojeiro and Cooper.
Race Preparation & Support
Our race-winning competitions department has many years of experience running cars at the most prestigious events in the historic calendar. Whether at Le Mans Classic, Monaco Historics, Goodwood Revival or a local club meeting, we bring the same high standards of preparation and care to all our racing activities.
Whether a minor repair or complete, nut-and-bolt, concours-standard restoration, we have the experience and purpose built facilities to produce work to the highest standard, conserving the unqiue history of your car and preserving it for the future.
Our knowledge in a variety of marques allows us to facilitate the sale of your motorcar in a safe and confidential environment. Whether it be a commission sale or outright purchase, CKL will endeavour to get you the correct market value.
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Lancia Astura serie 2 special castagna 1933
Results 2017 Concours d'Elegance Paleis het Loo:
BEST OF SHOW: Ton Meijer, Lancia Astura serie 2 special Castagna 1933
Junior Award: Alex van Mozer, Ferrari 250GT Lusso Touring Superleggera
2nd in Class: Davey Michiels, Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS 1957
1st in Class: Fam. Schouwenburg, Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS 1955
Special Coachwork prewar
2nd in Class: Edward Summers Rolls Royce Phantom 1 dual cowl tourer 1924
1st in Class: Ton Meijer, Lancia Astura serie 2 special Castagna 1933
Special coachwork postwar
2nd in Class: Tjeerd van den Berg, Cisitalia SC Stabilimenti Farina 1948
1st in Class: Jan de Reu, Fiat 8V Rapi 1953
Les Reine de la route
2nd in Class: Andries Jans, Delahaye 135 MS Pennock 1948
1st in Class: Benno Schmitz, Citroen Traction Avant 7C Roadster 1935
70 years of Ferrari
2nd in Class: Martien Kooijmans, Ferrari 166 Inter 1949
1st in Class: Henk Koel, Ferrari 250 GT SWB 1960 (competizione)
70 years of Ferrari (2)
2nd in Class: Henk Koel, Ferrari 275 GTB/4 1967
1st in Class: Guus Bierman, Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona spider 1973
2nd in Class: Jacques Albers, Toyota 800 Sports 1965
1st in Class: Henri Nederveen, Honda S800 Coupe 1968
Gentemen’s Sportscars 60’s
2nd in Class: Ernest Knoors, Aston Martin DBS 6 Vantage, 1968
1st in Class: Henk Stoel, Jaguar E-type FHC 1962
2nd in Class: dhr Pleune, Daimler SP 250 Cabriolet 1963
1st in Class: Roderick Eijsbouts, Jaguar XK 140 OTS 1956
90 years of Volvo
2nd in Class: Wim van Sambeerk, Volvo PV52 1937
1st in Class: Stoffel Mulier, Volvo Amazon Cabrio Jacques Coune 1962
Masterpieces is a seclusive gathering of collectors and connoisseurs on the orangery-peninsula at Dyck Castle, showing the visual magic of Coachbuilding. The concours has an international jury of experts and only 65 selected cars which are allowed to participate after careful selection. The originality of the cars, their style and design and their majesty – often nearly completely untouched cars – is the focus. Masterpieces is a competition of Elegance in the Park.
More info: masterpieces-and-style.com
Dates: 7 - 9 July 2017
Location: Schloss Dyck, Juechen, Germany
The story of Jacques Saoutchik and his life spans eight decades, two world wars, a flight from Imperial Russia, incarceration, the birth of the automobile and its design, the Great Depression, the heyday of the Carrosserie D'Automobile Luxe in France and its subsequent annihilation - all set against a backdrop of glittering socialites, artists, demi-mondes and couturiers who populated the chic salons of Paris. It was an endless pursuit of elegance, a merry-go-round of the rich and famous - bl atantly ignoring the facts of life, which in the end found itself obliterated when the music stopped. It was a way of life that was trampled by the most fundamental political and social upheavals the worl d has ever seen. On top, Jacques Saoutchik lived a personal life which for decades involved maintaining two completely separate families, each knowing of the existence of the other.
Surely no form of contest has ever equalled the marriage of luxury and ostentation offered for many years by the great Concours d’Élégance. Elitist perhaps but their sheer magnificence seems just as fascinating in our present world as it did in the first half of the 20th Century. It should be remembered that these events allowed the most celebrated artists and artisans boundless freedom of expression. Everything was put into the melting-pot to achieve one end – the realisation of a dream.
The vital step for organisers of such events was to choose a venue famous for its air of leisurely hedonism, such as Longchamp, Deauville, Cannes, La Baule, Vichy, Nice or Enghien, where costly automobiles, their elegant silhouettes crafted by the great names of contemporary coachwork , could parade. To enhance the atmosphere, these exotic creations were presented by pretty ladies, mostly recruited from fashionable society, dressed in the latest fashion by the leading Parisian couturiers in an attempt to achieve the best possible symbiosis with the machines that they accompanied.
Without wishing to diminish the important role played in the spectacle by these actors, it was of course the aristocratic automobiles that the eager spectators had come to admire.
The history of Touring is described in this new book by Giovanni Bianchi Anderloni, grandson of the founder using the Bianchi Anderloni family archives and with the support of the national archives, as well as vintage magazines.
For all lovers of vintage cars, Carrozzeria Touring is synonymous with elegance, sophistication and aerodynamic efficiency. The Superleggera Berlinetta, the Barchetta Ferrari, and the Disco Volante are just three examples that represent the achievements of the famous Milanese designer who was born in 1926. Other cars featured in the book are the Alfa Romeos - the 6C 1750 Flying Star, the 6C 2300 Mille Miglia, the 8C 2300 and 2900, the Sprint 1900 and 2000, and the 2600 Spider, the 3500 GT Maserati, the first Lamborghinis (350 GT and 400 GT), the Lancias, including the Lambda Flaminia, and many other major brands (Isotta Fraschini, Fiat, Bianchi, Ansaldo, OM, Mercedes). These are cars that have all won both in concours d'élégance and on the track. Also covered is the period of Carlo Felice Anderloni who led the Alfa Romeo Centro Stile.
That Marcello Gandini is one of the greatest of automobile designers ever has never been disputed, and whether he is the greatest ever, only time and the directions automobile design takes, will tell. But there is no doubting Marcello Gandini’s immense impact on automobile design in the last four decades of the 20th century that still remains valid well into the 21st century. From the Lamborghini Miura to the Maserati Quattroporte IV, from the humble Innocenti Mini to the epic Cizeta V16T, Marcello Gandini has designed some of the most epochal of all automobiles. Iconic cars like the first-generation BMW 5 Series, the Audi 50/VW Polo, the Fiat X1/9, the Lamborghini Countach and the Diablo, the Lancia Stratos, the Renault Magnum super truck, and many others have all flowed from his stylistic pen.
Concours d’Elégance Paleis Het Loo 2017: het grootste klassiekerfeest van Nederland vindt plaats op 1+2 juli 2017.
Deze editie o.a. 70 Jaar Ferrari, premiere nieuwe Renault Alpine. Verplichte kost voor ieder met het auto-hart op de goede plaats!
On June 2 2017 master automotive designer Tom Tjaarda passed away at age 82....
His list of notable designs is almost endless:
1959. Ghia Selene I (with Sergio Sartorelli)
1960. Innocenti 950 S Ghia Spider
1960. (Innocenti) Ghia IXG Dragster
1960. Renault Dauphine Ghia Coupé
1960. VW Karmann Ghia 1500 (type 34) Coupé (rear design; main body design by Sergio Sartorelli)
1961. Ferbedo Automobilina pedal car (Ghia)
1961. Ghia Cart
1961. Innocenti 1100 Ghia Coupé
1962. Chevrolet Corvair Pininfarina Coupé (I)
1963. Chevrolet Corvette Rondine Pininfarina Coupé (I)
1963. Fiat 2300 Pininfarina
1963. Lancia Flaminia 2.8 Pininfarina Coupé Speciale
1964. Chevrolet Corvette Rondine Pininfarina Coupé (II)
1964. Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Pininfarina series 1
1964. Mercedes 230 SL Pininfarina Coupé
1965. Fiat 124 Spider Pininfarina
1966. Ferrari 365 GT California
1968. Chevrolet Checker Berlina (with Giorgetto Giugiaro)
1968. Serenissima Coupé (Ghia)
1969. De Tomaso Mustela (I) (Ghia)
1969. Isuzu Bellett MX1600 GT (Ghia)
1969. Lancia Flamina Marica (Ghia)
1969. Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF Competizione (Ghia)
1970. De Tomaso Deauville (Ghia)
1970. De Tomaso Pantera Ghia
1970. (Lancia Flavia) Giacobbi Sinthesis 2000
1970. Williams De Tomaso-Ford (Cosworth) 505/38 (De Tomaso Formula 1)
1971. All-Cars AutoZodiaco Damaca
1971. De Tomaso 1600 (Ghia) Spider
1971. De Tomaso Zonda (Ghia)
1971. Isuzu Bellett SportsWagon (Ghia)
1972. De Tomaso Longchamp
1972. De Tomaso Pantera L (Ghia)
1972. De Tomaso Pantera 290 (Ghia)
1972. De Tomaso Pantera GT4 (Ghia)
1972. Ford Fiesta (Ghia, Project "Wolf")
1973. De Tomaso/Ford Pantera 7X (Ghia)
1973. De Tomaso Monttella 1/1 197X
1973. Ford Mustela (II) (Ghia)
1974. Ford Ghia Coins
1974. Ford Maverick
1978. Lancia Y10
1979. Fiat Brazil
1979. Ford Mustang II Proposals (Ghia) (different variants)
1979. Zastava (facelifts of older Fiat-based models for Yugoslavia)
1980. De Tomaso Longchamp Cabrio
1981. Seat Ronda
1981. Seat Guappa Coupé
1982. Chrysler LeBaron
1982. Chrysler Imperial
1983. Rayton-Fissore Taxi Torino
1985. Chrysler Jeep (Interior)
1985. Rayton-Fissore Magnum 4x4
1989. Aston Martin Lagonda Coupé
1988. PPG[disambiguation needed] 4x4 (USA)
1989. Laforza Magnum 4x4
1989. Zastava Utility vehicle
1991. Bitter Tasco
1992. Saab 900 four door
1992. Suzuki Coupé (for Bugatti)
1993. Fiat Iveco Truck Interior
1995. Lamborghini Diablo (Interior)
1998. Isotta-Fraschini T8 Coupé
1998. Isotta-Fraschini T12 Coupé
2000. Qvale Mangusta (II)
2001. Laforza PSV (II) (production engineering only)
2002. Spyker GT Sport
2003. Fiat Barchetta (Facelift)
2006. Shelby Series 2
2007. Tjaarda Mustang
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