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The Concours d 'Elegance in Europe was a combination of things - it first and foremost was a showcase for not only new cars ( chassis introduction of say a V16, a new straight 8, new model or series etc) but it was also a high end social event , a place to be seen and designers of clothes etc also would parade their latest offerings for all to see. in France Biarritz was a primary location. Coachbuilders would also use these events to showcase their latest design and build to draw in customers. Awards were given for what was deemed best creations and reported in magazines of the era. This mostly happened in France with reports in Omnia, La Carrosserie, and the end of year ( October or November issue) auto number of L'Illustracion magazine. Most of the magazines I just mentioned are little or unknown to Americans. I learned of them when I saw a few in the collection/library of Henry Austin Clark Jr. about 1970. I then started to seek these issues for my own collection/library and was introduced to a auto book dealer , Peter Moore, in England by my friend  English motoring author Michael Sedgwick.  Peter and I became good friends and he acted as my agent /buyer for these at auctions, the French Retromobile and other venues so I was able to build a fairly complete archive which I use for my research and stories. Fortunately most all of the magazines were printed on coated stock paper so the photographs used in them are still clear as the dpi was very very high thus you got clear detail of features. I have been working on my archives to make it complete for over 55 years and it is still not complete, but nearly so.

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On 6/18/2020 at 8:58 AM, twin6 said:

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More on this one -   Registration is Manchester CBC. Our RR Specialist Tom Clarke advises this is a 1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost with Cockshoot All-weather Coachwork. Cockshoot of Manchester coachbuilders since 1844 became Rolls Lancs agents, then others. Car chassis 23PG listed UK in 1959 and was in USA before 1972. Last seen 1998 with same body. Not in RROC but may be Silver Ghost Association

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Walt, I’m very familiar with the magazines. By the time I discovered them in the mid 80’s, they went from affordable to more than I wanted to invest for a set. 

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Just now, edinmass said:

Back when the world was much more civilized than we are today.........

And when Automobiles were really big deals to everyone no matter how much money you had, where you lived in the World, and ....

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Ed, you are one of the few who knows what they are , they are something you really never see on this side of the pond, and most people do not know the names at all. Thing is there were cars of American manufacture in Europe and they had European coachwork because they were imported as a chassis. A good number of these are pictured in those magazines. There were sales catalogs printed in Europe and England as well for American made motor cars  - some wonderful stuff for Buick, Lincoln, Ford, Chrysler products, Franklin, Hudson, etc.   Hard to collect if you don't even know it existed in the first place!  The souvenir motor show programs from Paris, Brussels, Berlin and London are wonderful thick books, listing all the cars on display and who created their coach work and some of the ads in those are amazing letting people know of that particular countries location of sales showrooms and repair workshops. It's all good!!!!

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1 minute ago, Steve Moskowitz said:

WHO WILL BE THE 100,000 VIEW!  CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!  ESPECIALLY WALT!


 

Sure Steve........now half a dozen guys are going to try and be the 100,000 view..............🎉🎊🍾🎈🍺🥃🍷

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1 minute ago, John_Mereness said:

Nouvelle page 1


I was parked next to this car at Pebble not too long ago...........it’s fantastic in person..........

 

 

 

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Thanks Steve , want to get this in early so someone else can get the 100k post. Really appreciate AACA putting up with this and all of you reading this too. Thanks so much everyone.

Walt

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1 hour ago, Steve Moskowitz said:

WHO WILL BE THE 100,000 VIEW!  CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!  ESPECIALLY WALT!


 

100,0000 plus.........is that a new record for the AACA forum?

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100,000 is a new record by far!!  We should make up certificates of achievement to all you who have posted but since we have no time for that please consider this you virtual certificate!  Thanks everyone.

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55 minutes ago, Steve Moskowitz said:

100,000 is a new record by far!!  We should make up certificates of achievement to all you who have posted but since we have no time for that please consider this you virtual certificate!  Thanks everyone.

Even more if you add his 'pre-Covid' effort which made it to 9 pages: 

 

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17 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

1928 Bournemouth Concours D'Elegance.
Bournemouth, Great Britain. July 1928
A.L.Baker (Minerva).
World Copyright: LAT Photographic. 
Ref: Autocar Glass Plate B2551928 Bournemouth Concours D'Elegance. Bournemouth, Great Britain. July 1928 A.L.Baker (Minerva). World Copyright: LAT Photographic.  Ref:  Autocar Glass Plate B255.

1928 , Interesting, Bournemouth, live nearby , didn’t know, was the event nationally or internationally known , and were the entrants just British based or Europe and America too.

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1932 Ford Model Y pre-production prototype. Designed for the British and European markets in Dearborn by Eugene "Bob" Gregorie.

Edsel Ford liked it so much that the design was scaled up and became the 1933/34 Ford V8 

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  • Steve Moskowitz changed the title to Period Images to Relieve some of the Stresshttps://forums.aaca.org/topic/341211-period-images-to-relieve-some-of-the-stress/
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