Category Archives: Car Exhibition

2015 – Retromobile Salon Offical Auto Auction:Paris February 6, 2015

Press Release:

Articural.com – January 13,  2015. Articural.com  Retrieved 1/29/2015 from http://www.artcurial.com/en/asp/searchresults.asp?pg=1&ps=18&st=D&sale_no=2651+++

A record breaking sale:  Part 1- Baillon Collection, Part 2- Legendary Motor Cars.

The 2015 Retromobile Salon Official Auction by Artcurial Motorcars will be Friday 6, February 2015.

Click here for the PDF of cars that will be offered:  >>>> cp-2651-retromobile-2015-en


The cars were collected from the 1950s to the 1970s by entrepreneur shipping magnate Roger Baillon, who dreamt of restoring them to their former glory and displaying them in a museum. However, his plans were dashed as his business struggled, forcing Mr Baillon to sell about 50 of the vehicles.Since then, his collection has sat dormant in makeshift corrugated iron shelters and outbuildings on the farm. Mr Baillon died about 10 years ago and his son, Jacques, who inherited the collection, died last year.Mr Baillon’s grandchildren had no idea of the extent of the collection, calling in car specialists Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff of auctioneers Artcurial Motorcars to estimate its value.

▶ 60 Automobiles de la Collection Baillon – YouTube

The Collectors’ Car Department at Artcurial has discovered 60 collectors’ automobiles, all major marques dating from the early days of the motor car through to the 1970s. Found following fifty years of lying dormant, the Baillon collection will be sold by Artcurial Motorcars in the first part of the traditional sale at Retromobile Salon, on 6 February 2015, in Paris. These motor cars have been tucked away in a property in the West of France, under makeshift corrugated iron shelters and in various outbuildings. View the Catalogue: http://www.artcurial.com/en/asp/searc…

Le département voitures de collection d’Artcurial a découvert 60 automobiles de collection de grandes marques, des débuts de l’automobile aux années 70. Retrouvées après 50 ans de sommeil, la collection Baillon sera vendue aux enchères par Artcurial Motorcars en première partie de la traditionnelle vente du Salon Rétromobile, le 6 février 2015, à Paris.Ces automobiles dormaient dans l’ouest de la France, sous des abris de fortune, recouvertes de tôles ondulées et sous les auvents des dépendances de la propriété. Pour voir le catalogue de la vente : http://www.artcurial.com/fr/asp/searc…


Sorry this video can really be a heart breaker for car lovers everywhere, when one sees their rusted condition. We can only hope some incredible talent can restore these classics to their former beauty.

 

Kissimmee Florida – Mecum Car Auction Sales Results – 2015

Are you interested in the value of your collector car in today’s market?  Take a look at the current January 2015, Mecum Car Auction Results.

Here we have compiled them for you in PDF format with clickable pictures at Mecum’s Auction Site.  The Auction continues on until this Sunday, January 25, 2015.

 

Classic Collector Car Values/Sales

>>>>  Adobe PDF Format:

Kissimmee-Mecum 2015 Auction Results

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 Resource:    Mecum Auctions 2015.  Retrieved on Januaary 22, 2015 from https://www.mecum.com/auctions.cfm.

Posted with the permission of Mecum Auctions.

Dream Cars Exhibition – Atlanta Georgia

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Dream Cars – Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

High Museum of Art – Atlanta, Georgia

Exhibition:  May 21 – September 07, 2014

Dream Cars

Through September 7, 2014
The exhibition will display conceptual drawings and scale models in addition to the concept cars, demonstrating how their experimental designs advanced ideas of progress and changed the automobile from an object of function to a symbol of future possibilities.

 For more information about this unique automobile exhibit:  Please visit the High Museum of Art’s Website at:  www.high.org

 

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“The automobile has evolved from curiosity to daily necessity. Its form has advanced from the horseless carriages of the early twentieth century to the sleek, highly functional objects we know today. The experimental, concept, or “dream car,” as it became known in the early 1950s, has long been a dynamic tool allowing designers to showcase and demonstrate forward-thinking automotive design ideas. Concept cars were not objects the public typically could purchase, but rather the testing ground for innovations that might find expression in automobiles produced decades later. This exhibition explores the innovative designs that sparked ideas of future possibility and progress. It examines the dream car through five themes: individual makers, the impact of styling, visionary designers, the design process, and the influence of automobile fairs.

Chosen from hundreds of concept cars produced between 1932 and the present day, the visions for these automobiles are exciting to behold. Like most concept cars, those on display were never intended for production. Imagine an egg-shaped electric car, an exterior surface made of flexible fabric, or a jet fighter rolling down the highway – all of these were among the ideas dreamed up by designers and are featured in these galleries. The “dream” represented by these cars was that of future possibilities and pushing the limits of imagination and design.

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Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

by Sarah Schleuning and Ken Gross

A sensuously designed showcase of covetable concept or limited-edition cars by the best American and European manufacturers. Dream Cars presents some of the world’s most breathtaking concept cars built between 1934 and 2001, a series of visionary designs that influenced the automotive industry and challenged notions of what is possible both aesthetically and technologically. Stunning, all-new photography of design pioneers such as the 1935 Bugatti Type 57S Compétition Coupé Aerolithe, the 1951 General Motors Le Sabre XP-8, and the 1956 Buick Centurion XP-301. 7 accompany lush images of dream sports cars, including the 1970 Ferrari (Pininfarina) 512 S Modulo and the 1955 Ghia Streamline X “Gilda.” Meticulously restored and brought to life by all-new photography, these images trace a lineage of innovation in automobile design.

Comprehensive descriptions by celebrated automotive writer Ken Gross as well as drawings and scale models further illustrate the imaginative force of individual designers and famed manufacturers. Surprising insights into familiar models such as the minivan, based on the streamlined silhouette of the Stout Scarab concept car developed in 1936, are juxtaposed with startling new technologies such as the 2001 BMW GINA Light Visionary Model’s ingenious use of fabric as a retractable skin. An extended essay by Sarah Schleuning explores the effects of aerodynamics and aeronautics on car design and considers how groundbreaking eventssuch as General Motors’ Motoramafueled the creativity of automobile styles.

Sarah Schleuning is the curator of decorative arts and design at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Ken Gross, consulting curator, is an award-winning author of six books and a contributor to many major automotive publications.

Organization & Support
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

The exhibition is supported by presenting sponsor Porsche Cars North America, Inc. We gratefully acknowledge AutoTrader, AutoTrader Classics, Manheim, WSB-TV, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and WSB News Talk Radio for their generous support. Special thanks to contributing sponsors Delta Air Lines, AT&T, and NAPA. Additional support is provided by The Coca-Cola Company, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dorothy Smith Hopkins Exhibition Endowment Fund, the Fay and Barrett Howell Exhibition Endowment Fund, and Tommy and Beth Holder. In-kind support provided by UPS.

 


Resource:
High Museum of Art – Atlanta Georgia Exhibitions (2014)  Retrieved July 23, 2014 from https://www.high.org/Art/Current-Exhibitions.aspx