May/June 2019 edition
Issue #5 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
This might seem like an odd statement but it’s true. It’s something that is talked about often in our circles but is never formally addressed. This hit home with me as this year’s car season got underway. As I looked around the lawn at Cavallino and Amelia Island, I had to ask myself, “Is this a car show or an AARP convention?” There is simply no new blood coming into the concours world.
Some of these experts are well into their 70s and 80s and sadly, their expertise and vast knowledge will simply die with them. It’s truly a shame. How do we encourage the younger generation to embrace the rich history which is so important to these cars?
If we can get them interested in the literature, we can stoke the fire to learn about the actual cars. Not the type of article that would normally be in a magazine like this, but if you’re reading this magazine, it means you care about preserving the past.
P.S. Prices for Ferrari brochures can run from $125 for a modern brochure into the thousands for vintage brochures.
To read more great columns like this one from Ferrari literature expert Cody Smith...
One of the core areas of our business is the sale of pouch and manual sets for Ferraris from 1958-1976. Pouches have steadily increased in value for decades. For those who don’t know what a pouch set is, open the glovebox of your daily driver, and find the owner’s manual. That manual and other important documents will be in a folio of sorts.
That is the pouch set for your car. Same goes for Ferrari. A pouch set is generally a leather or pigskin pouch, containing the owner’s manual, sales and service directory, and a warranty card. The difference between the pouch set for your daily car and the pouch set for your Ferrari is, like everything else “Ferrari,” it costs more… a lot more. There are several reasons for this.
Cody Smith, the owner of FerrariLiterature.com, attends all of the major concours and Ferrari events to gather the latest information about Ferrari Literature.