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“A Mercedes-Benz should always look like a Mercedes-Benz.” —Bruno Sacco, Mercedes-Benz Design Chief 1975-1999 Bruno Sacco defined the style of Mercedes-Benz for almost three decades. He was born in 1933 to an Italian father and an Austrian mother. As a boy, Sacco’s mind was full of imagination and he showed an early passion for mechanical […]
For true car enthusiasts, the dog days of summer ultimately conclude with a pilgrimage to Northern California. Since its inception in 1950, Pebble Beach has evolved into a sacred week-long event. This venerable show occurs annually during the third week of August and culminates on Sunday afternoon at the famous 18th-hole of the Pebble Beach […]
“For the $350 price tag, you’re getting one of the more expensive retros on the market, but I say it’s worth it. The fit and finish are very high quality and it’s noticeably stronger than some other helmets in the class. You can get replicas, you can get similar helmets, or you can hit up […]
“Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone. My family and I will be forever grateful for what he has done.” -Fiat Chairman John Elkann “In the car business, sometimes you crash.” -Sergio Marchionne The automotive world was stunned to learn of the unexpected death of legendary Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. The hard-charging CEO of […]
The 507 is the most significant BMW ever produced. It is also arguably one of the most beautiful vehicles of the post-war era. Max Hoffman convinced BMW to build the eight-cylinder 507 as an alternative middleweight to the high priced six-cylinder Mercedes 300 SL and the cheaper British sports cars of the era. Designed by […]
Arthur W. Einstein, Jr. has been a friend and mentor since I was eight years old. He is a fellow American Flyer motorcyclist and over the decades we have ridden many roads together. Arthur is a humble guy who might never admit that he is one of the greatest minds in the field of advertising. […]
“Many vehicles are billed as ‘speedsters’ or ‘racers,’ but the Duesenberg SSJ really was. Peaking at 140mph in 1935, it was simply an unbeatable performer, matched by unbeatable style.” —Miles Collier “This incredible car embodies everything that is exciting about an automotive masterpiece: beauty, rarity, provenance, and sheer power. This SSJ is one of the […]
It is a great privilege to contribute stories to Sports Car Market (SCM). The bedrock of this venerable publication is a staff that is competent, motivated, and highly dedicated to the mission of producing a first-class publication every month. Publisher Keith Martin maintains a unique and respected status within the collector car community, and he holds deep relationships […]
At the 2018 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Dr. Fred Simeone and Philip Richter were interviewed by Alexander Davidis for CarCulture.tv. These two unusual video interviews articulate the passion of the car hobby and the importance of the automobile as an artistic and cultural object. Cars can be an expression of art and should be carefully preserved […]
In May 2012, Edvard Munch’s eerie expressionist painting “The Scream” sold for a record $120 million. At the time, this historic sale reset the art market and raised eyebrows worldwide. Last week the collector car world may have reached a similar pinnacle with the $70 million private sale of a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. This […]
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