Rare Sports Car 1952 Pegaso Z-102 Cupola

1952 Pegaso Z-102 Cupola. Photo by Richard Lentinello




Rare Sports Car Z-102 Cupola

In March of 2016, a showing of a very rare 1952 Pegaso Z-102 Cupola was at the Show Concours de Sport at Amelia Island. Amelia Island is part of the Sea Islands chain of barrier islands, on the U.S. state of Florida’s Atlantic coast.

Car manufacturer Pegaso was best recognized for producing trucks and buses, however, Pegaso likewise developed high-end cars from 1951-’58. The specific amount produced (thought to be 80) stays something of a secret, however, just 2 “Cupola” designs, with a unique and large-scale back window, side exhausts and partly skirted fenders, were ever developed. Of these, chassis 0102 150 0121, an automobile initially revealed at the 1953 New york city Motor Show, is the sole survivor, and, on Sunday, the spectacular yellow coupe, now owned by the Louwman Museum, took Best of Show Concours de Sport at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

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Muscle for the Cupola stemmed from a commonly aspirated, double-overhead camshaft, 2.5-liter 90-degree V-8, graded at 165 hp and 136 pound-feet of torque. It was moved by means of a five-speed, not an automatic gearbox. The automobile’s small overall size and fairly light weight (listed below 2,900 pounds) would have provided enjoyable action, and the vehicle did contend at the 1954 La Carrera Panamerican competition when owned by Dominican President Rafael Trujillo.

The automobile was still in Trujillo’s ownership during the time of his May 1961 murder, and its location for the next twenty years happen to be something of a puzzle (even though it was supposedly taken by the authorities trailing Trujillo’s demise). By the mid-1980s, the automobile, currently painted silver, became part of Peter Kaus’s Rosso Bianco collection, and in 2006 it was purchased by Evert Louwman and the Louwman Museum in The Hague, Netherlands. During 2015, the automobile came out off a six-year renewal and had its public appearance at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, from where it was presented the BMW Group Prize.

The automobile’s revolutionary designing had not been drafted by a solitary designer; alternatively, Spanish pupils had been requested to illustrate what automobiles might appear like in the future, and the emerging style hints were given birth to by in-house coachbuilder Enasa. For exhibit in New york city, undercarriage 0102 150 0121 was repainted in the exact same livery viewed on Amelia Island, down to the red tires.

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Ferrari – World’s Most Spectacular Car




Beautiful Sports Cars from Years Gone By

A few of the earth’s more magnificent automobiles have brightened a local market community at an event commemorating Italian motoring. Bridgnorth Italian Auto Moto Festival showcased Forty Five spectacular Italian automobiles, extending from the current Ferrari 488 to a historical 1923 Diatto.

This particular activity happened to be held on Sunday the 4th September 2016 throughout the middle of the beautiful Shropshire village of Bridgenorth.

Ferrari Community Event

Viewers filed in for the event that became merged along with the village’s continental market place, marketing dried out fruit products, baklava, specialized breadstuffs, cured meat products, cheese choices, confectionary, niche condiments as well as jam.

David Morris, coordinator, as well as administrator for Bridgnorth Italian Auto Moto Club stated they happen to be pleased to have had the chance to exhibit countless stunning motor vehicles.
He pointed out: The De Tomaso Pantera, a really scarce vehicle, was actually carried down from North Wales, it’s such a loud automobile, and so it’s seriously been enticing a bunch of audiences.

” The 2 brothers which used to operate Diatto auto racing division departed to startMaserati, and so that is actually just how popular this vehicle happens to be, truly.
” Also really scarce coming from Kent is an Intermeccanica Indra, the sole road-going 1 inside the UK.

” The continental marketplace happened to be at the further side of the High Street, therefore, it’s operated together very successfully.”

Nick Kane, the creator of the brand new LaFerrari even joined the function, straight from the Ferrari manufacturer in Maranello, Italy, and even displayed one of his personal vehicles. There were likewise a lot of Lambrettas as well as Vespa motor scooters on exhibit, and even a variety of Italian motorcycles, consisting of Ducatis, Aprilias, Moto Guzzis, MV Agustas, and Benellis.

” A 1923 Diatto that has actually competed in the popular Targa Florio Race in 1923 and 1924 and that’s been introduced from Stourport on Severn by William Hearne, at this time there’s 4 Diattos throughout the UK however, this happens to be the one and only street lawful one.

” We’ve had lots of interest and virtually every type of Ferrari that’s been built.”
Mr. Morris mentioned the response to the event signifies they have currently gotten calls to orchestrate the function once again next season. He mentioned: “This is the first-ever event of this type here, I’ve already had two town councilors say they’ve both been very happy and want us to do it again”.

The car show featured a range of Fiats, Lancias and also Alfa Romeos, along with a De Tomaso Pantera, together with an incredibly scarce Intermeccanica Indra sports car.

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Greenwich Concours show coming next month, 06-03-16

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Greenwich, Connecticut, losts of early history here, not only for the State, but some interesting auto history…..

The 2016 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 20th anniversary with three days of programs on June 3-5. Concours Americana is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 and Concours International for Sunday, June 5, both 10am to 5pm, at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/2016-greenwich-concours-celebrates-20th-anniversary/

June 3 – 4, 2016, catch the Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show

Friends of McQueen

This event is being held, of course, in California, where all great car show events happen….

The Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show will be staged June 3-4, 2016 at the Boys Republic of Chino Hills, California. The 9th annual event will celebrate the 1972 film, “The Getaway,” starring Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/friends-steve-mcqueen-car-show-2016-information/

A preview of the upcoming Spring Classic auto auction in Indiana

1967-Shelby-427-Cobra

This Mecum auction company appears to be doing a number of auto auctions on a yearly basis…..

The Mecum Original Spring Classic 2016 auction will be held May 17-21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Dana Mecum’s 29th annual Spring Classic sale will be headlined by muscle cars, Corvettes and individual collections among an estimated 2,000 vehicles at the five-day Indy event.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-original-spring-classic-2016-auction-preview/

The Salon Prive – Woodstock, England – September 2016

salon prive

This will be a 3-day event, well catered to the very wealthy (I believe), plus about 80 supercars and 5,000 guest….

Salon Prive’s three-day format returns in 2016, commencing with the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance Judging Day on Thursday 1st September. The celebrations continue with the Boodles Ladies’ Day on Friday 2nd September along with the Salon Prive Sale, before the Salon Prive Supercar Show finale on Saturday 3rd September.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/salon-prive-2016-returns-blenheim-palace/

The stunning Ferrari in the desert

california Ferrari

With no traffic on the road to speak of, I suppose Dubai is the ideal place to race a fastsports car….

Dubai, 28 January 2016 – Ferrari pays tribute to the deep-rooted traditions of the Middle East Region with “Deserto Rosso”, a breathtaking video showcasing the majestic beauty of the desert celebrated by the stunning design of its cars.

http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/news-events/news/ferrari-reveals-deserto-rosso/

The Retro-Classics show in its 16th year

priceless memories

This show was held on March 17 – 20,2016 in the 125,000+ square foot Messe Stuttgart hall…

http://www.classicandsportscar.com/news/classic-car-events/priceless-rarities-meet-modern-classics-in-stuttgart

Japan’s Custom Sports Cars

sports car Kyushu Danji NSX

I suppose a auto smart person could take a basic car and rebuild it to his satisfaction from parts manufactured by car makers….

Take the Kyushu Danji NSX for example – a machine that only shows up at Tsukuba Circuit a couple of times a year as its owner lives at the opposite end of the country. The first time I came across the Honda was back in February 2011 when it largely still resembled a street-tuned car. It already had widened bodywork, but not anywhere as extreme as the GT500-inspired aero outfit it wears these days. Of course, everything you see around the car and underneath it too is brutally functional.

http://www.speedhunters.com/2016/03/boost-evolution-kyushu-danji-nsx/

A 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV restoration

1971 lamborghini

Buying vintage cars and restoring them is becoming very popular, so much so that manufactures are jumping on the bandwagon…

Lamborghini is fitting in at the annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, trotting out a fully restored 1971 Miura SV. This is not just any Miura, though. It’s been the subject of a complete restoration courtesy of Sant’Agata’s young restoration arm, PoloStorico.

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/03/11/1971-lamborghini-miura-sv-polostoricos-restoration/