Category Archives: Auto Museums

  • Donald Osborne returns to Cars Yeah! - I had the privilege of returning to Mark Greene’s terrific podcast program ‘Cars Yeah‘ this week, chatting about my book, ‘Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style : A Romance of Fins and Chrome‘. You can hear the interview here.  It’s the second time I’ve sat down with Mark and it’s always a pleasure to chat with […]
  • Stile Transatlantico, Transatlantic Style, Donald Osborne, Michael Furman, Coachbuilt Press, Italian style, vintage Italian cars, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Cisitalia, Virgil Exner, Harley Earl, Giovanni Savonuzzi, Pinin Farina, Ghia Petrolicious Praise for ‘Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style’ - Just in time for Holiday gifting, or simply to remind you that any time of the year is the right time to treat yourself, the website Petrolicious.com selected the “4 Books We Fell in Love With This December”. Needless to say we’re over the moon that one of them is ‘Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style […]
  • TAS Book_FINAL_Page_004 Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style – A Romance of Fins and Chrome Book Signing - Come and meet Donald Osborne, featured on CNBC’s ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ in ‘Assess & Caress with Donald Osborne’ as he signs his new book, ‘Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style- A Romance of Fins and Chrome’ with photographs by Michael Furman at Autobooks-Aerobooks in Burbank, CA. He will be there Saturday, September 17 from 10am to […]
  • A Ride With ‘Cars Yeah’ & Mark Greene - The other day, I had the great pleasure to be interviewed by Mark Greene for his ‘Cars Yeah‘ website. Mark, the former president of Griot’s Garage is as you would imagine a total gear head. He started Cars Yeah to capture for and disseminate to as wide an audience as possible conversations like the ones […]
  • Gianni Lancia, Lancia, Formula One, Fiat Group Gianni Lancia, November 1924- July 2014 - Somehow it is equally sad, yet completely appropriate that Gianni Lancia, son of company founder Vicenzo, should die in the same year that the Fiat Group appears to have finally decided to bury the last vestige of this once magnificent marque. There are those who revere Gianni as the embodiment of his father’s pioneering spirit […]
  • Larz Anderson Museum Bringing Life to Museums’ Collections - A version of this article appears in print on November 24, 2013, on page AU1 of the New York edition of The New York Times with the headline: Bringing Life To Museums’ Collections.   Amid all the reports of a groundswell of disdain for car culture among young people, it may seem that the automobile […]
  • 487571_10152178663821543_1848858373_n Retromobile 2014, Paris France- Part 2 - Two display-only stars at Retromobile – the Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula 1 Grand Prix ‘streamliner’ – speed personified even at rest – as is Hubert Parry’s record car ‘Babs’.  ‘Babs’, with Parry behind the wheel, set a world land speed record at 176mph in April, 1926 at Pendine Sands in the UK. The following year in […]

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