Ferrari Friday – San Marino Motor Classic

For the final visit to this years San Marino Motor Classic today’s featured marque is, unsurprisingly Ferrari. Oldest of the Ferrari’s in this years show and winner of the Art Center College of Design Award, was this Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Coupé Speciale. Built in 1956 with a 410 Superamerica body the car was delivered […]

Continental Thirties Foursome – San Marino Motor Classic

Today’s “Continental Thirties Foursome” features a brace of Bugatti’s a Lago and a Peugeot, seen at last months San Marino Motor Classic, representing a high water mark of style and elegance from the European continental coach building industry between 1935 and 1937. The original Bugatti Type 57 Electron Torpedo Competition #57222 was shown alongside the […]

Americana – San Marino Motor Classic

The first weekend of June saw Geoffrey Horton take his Jaguar XK140 FHC seen above to the San Marino Motor Classic. Among the US vehicles on display was this 1921 Duesenberg Straight Eight also known as the Model A first seen in 1920 but which did not go into production until 1921 by which time […]

Classic Run Americana – Chipping Sodbury

Just over a week ago a friend mentioned he was taking part in the Chipping Sodbury Classic (Car) Run and I thought it would be fun to pop over to see what was happening. There were a trio of Chryslers taking part two late twenties, E80 convertibles and this 1930 77 Royale Coupé a vehicle […]

Sleek Racy 5° Raked Back Radiator – Packard 1408 V12 Convertible Sedan

The success of the new Packard 120 base model in 1935 led the company dedicating nearly half of it’s workforce to the production of the new model which made up 90% of the companies sales. Skipping a logical 13th series on superstitious grounds the remainder of the companies employees worked on building the senior eights […]

Last True Packard Roadster – Packard 840 DeLuxe Rumble Seat Roadster

With sales still plummeting from 55,000 in 1928 to 28,000 in 1930 Packard had little option but to keep going after the dwindling high end market it knew it catered to well in 1931. The Eighth Series Packards were offered on the same centrally lubricated chassis as the 1930 Seventh Series. By using larger intake […]

Dealers Special – Peugeot 302DS Darl’Mat Cabriolet #705538

Emile Darl’mat was a Peugeot dealer with a body shop who started offering special bodied Peugeot 302 and 402 based coupes and cabriolets in the 1930’s and went so far as to enter a team of cars for the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1937 and 1938. Today’s featured car is based on the […]