Category Archives: Italian

  • 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 […]
  • Alfa Romeo, 6C2500, Pinin Farina, Mille Miglia Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Makes Yet Another Very Good Day At Work - I love what I do- to be blessed enough to spend my days (and nights) surrounded by and thinking of great cars is one thing.  But to be able to share the joy of a very special car with a friend is even better. As reported earlier on this site, a very good friend and […]
  • Lancia, auction, Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo Sports Car Market Monterey Insider’s Seminar at Gooding & Co. August 2014 - Please join me for the 13th annual SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar at Gooding & Company’s tent at Pebble Beach on Saturday August 16th at 9:00 am. The keynote speaker will be the incredibly erudite Miles Collier, collector, historian, preservationist, artist and founder of the REVS Institute in Naples, FL. Keith Martin will lead our panel […]
  • Jim's daily cross-country driver The Million-Mile Ferrari? - Well, the title is not exactly accurate.  The mileage on the car in question hasn’t even hit 100,000.  I am moved to write this based on a spontaneous morning coffee in Palm Springs with my friend James Taylor as he was traveling from LA to Phoenix.  Jim lives in upstate New York with a wonderful […]
  • Eichenbaum_Spider America 1 Why I Love What I Do, Amelia Island 2014 Edition - I have a client, David, who is a dream. Intelligent, fun, focused, patient. He has been looking for a Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America for a while now. He was searching for a car to drive in events such as the Mille Miglia, then eventually restore for concours showings. These rare cars- 240 were made […]
  • 6Con MM Why I Love What I Do, Paris 2014 Edition - While I have always included purchase and selling consulting as a part of my professional offering, I find myself offering this service more and more often, especially as connected with my regular travels to Europe. During my my recent trip to Retromobile, I had a very rewarding consulting assignment.  I purchased on behalf of a […]
  • 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 […]
  • Citroen SM Chapron Mylord cabriolet Retromobile 2014, Paris France- Part 3 - CUSTOM-BODIED BEAUTIES, Chapter I. At Artcurial’s Retromobile sale- one of the five Chapron-bodied Citroën SM convertibles ‘Mylord’. Fabulous. And a mere $772,800 with buyer’s premium. These have to be quite the coolest version of a very cool GT. Some thought the price insane, I say- wait for the next one?  I think not! The work […]
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