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  • Heather James Fine Art Presents a Book Signing with Nationally Acclaimed Classic Car Historian and TV Host - Join Donald Osborne on Thursday, January 26 in Palm Desert, CA at Heather James Fine Art for a book signing, discussion and drinks. Osborne, curator of the exhibition ‘Ferrari and Futurists – An Italian Look at Speed’ at Heather James Fine Art, will be on hand to sign copies of the book which are on […]
  • 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 […]
  • More OSBORNE FILES at PremierFinancialServices.com - Another installment of the ‘Osborne Files’ is up on the Premier Financial Services website. “The $100,000 – $10,000,000 Question” addresses ‘investment’ in collector cars and how to keep your focus on what really counts in choosing to buy or sell a car in today’s volatile market. I also step out on a limb and highlight 10 […]
  • More Fun with Jay Leno on CNBC - The launch of the new CNBC Primetime series ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ has been a great success. When Jay asked me to be a part of this new project, I had lots of reasons to leap at the opportunity. First, Jay is a fantastic guy and a truly passionate enthusiast. In his vast collection can be […]
  • Ghia, Chrysler, carrozzeria, RM Auctions, coachbuilt Why I Love What I Do, Arizona Auctions 2015 Edition Part 1 - I love my job! Once again, I was privileged to assist in bringing together my great friend and client John and a sensational car. At the RM Auctions Arizona sale at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ this stunning 1961 Ghia L6.4 coupe joined his collection of superbly styled cars, which range from Alfa Romeos […]
  • Jay Leno, Lancia, Fulvia, Zagato, Donald Osborne, NBC Having Lancia Fun with Jay Leno - A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of driving my 1967 Lancia Fulvia Sport to Burbank for a shoot with my friend Jay Leno for his ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ webchannel on nbc.com. Jay’s taste in cars (and motorcycles and steam engines) generally runs towards those which offer something new, different or better from an […]
  • 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 […]
  • Marshall Plan, WWII, Italy, Lancia, Alfa Romeo Gianni Lancia, 1924- 2014, An Update- Politics & Money- Is Anything New? -   Niels Jonassen is a fine writer from Denmark, the author of a marvelous book titled “Lancia Aurelia in Detail: GT, Spider, Convertible & Saloon“, published by Herridge & Sons, Ltd. Niels read my post on the death of Gianni Lancia and shared this on the story of Gianni’s supposed Communist ties:  “Before I wrote […]
  • 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 […]
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