July/Aug 2019 edition
Issue #6 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
So many car events, so little time! It’s hard to believe it’s already June and car show season is in full swing. April brought the New York International Auto Show, which is a showcase for the newest cars, but if you look closely, there is automoblia to be found too, like this wonderful Cadillac Eldorado Promo model car display (below). Promo models were made for car manufacturers as exact scale model examples of their full-size counterparts, and were often given away or sold at the dealerships.
Another must do Porsche event is Luftgekuhlt. This air-cooled only Porsche event was held at the Universal Studios Backlot in California in May. Although this was a “vacation” trip for me, I was still on the lookout for cool automobilia and I wasn’t disappointed. Beautifully detailed grille badges (right)decorated many of the cars, but the coolest thing was the official poster art (right) made on demand.
While in Cali I visited the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Among other things I spotted a vintage 1970’s Pep Boys (Manny, Mo and Jack) countertop display, San Francisco Sports Car Club accessories, racing jackets and “The Lively Set” movie poster. All Pictured below.
Below: The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance increased their vendor presence this year to include artwork, books, clothing, jewelry, and vintage automobilia. Andrew Male of Motorology, (Motorology.com) was a first-time attendee, and our own Marshall Buck was on hand to promote the magazine and of course sell subscriptions!
May/June 2019 edition
Issue #5 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
Spring has sprung and car events are popping up all over! If you are a Porschephile, the LA Toy & Literature show should be on your “must attend list” LALitAndToyShow.com. Held annually on the first weekend in March, this meet brings out the largest and best variety of Porsche automobilia, books, brochures and specialty parts that are available in the US. Early on Saturday morning, thousands of eager shoppers gather to peruse over 300 tables of Porsche treasures filling two ballrooms at the LAX Hilton hotel.
Ryan Snodgrass author of Carrera 2.7 & Turbo 3.0 at the LA Toy & Lit Show - March 2, 2019.
This collection of vintage toys, including many Schuco models, was offered by Irving and Evelyn Mitsunaga of California.
Sunday brings the annual Southern California All-Porsche Swap & Car Display at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA
From West coast to East coast in a matter of days, The Amelia Island Concours was next on my schedule. 3 days of cars, seminars, auctions and automobilia shopping!
Above: Gary Booker (GB Spares) & Jerry LaBont (The Liverpool MotorWorks) are your go-to guys for genuine British accessories at Amelia Island Concours & other events thruout the year.
Above: Our trip South
often includes a stay in Savannah, GA. Wandering down the streets & window shopping, I spotted these great Jaguar bonnets hanging on the wall at 24E Design Co., on E. Broughton St. It turns out the hood is part of the “Jaguar Bonnet Artwork Collection” by the automotive designer & artist, Cesar Pieri. designpieri.wordpress.com
Above: The Sebring 12 Hours race is an exciting event to be sure but people watching is an additional perk. John Hartman, a race fan for more than 50 years has an impressive collection of original race tickets and buttons, dating to the 1960s, which he wears proudly on his hat. John is a walking bit of motor racing history!
Mar/Apr 2019 edition
Issue #4 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
Event travel will soon begin in earnest and I look forward to sharing my discoveries with you. In the meantime here are some new products I’ve found for 2019 and some belated finds from 2018.
Despite cold rainy weather at the Rolex 24 at Daytona race in January, Mitch Bishop and Mark Raffauf had an exceptional debut of their new book “IMSA 1969-1989”. Both men have a long history with IMSA and their expertise shows in the depth and quality of their writing. They will be attending many IMSA and SVRA races throughout the season. Be sure to pick up a copy and have it signed.
Jan/Feb 2019 edition
Issue #3 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
After a whirlwind of motoring events this Summer and Fall, it was nice to have a few weeks of down time during November & December to reflect on another great year on the road. I looked through our photos and found some interesting memories to share.
Below - A few of our vendor visitors of note:
Nov/Dec 2018 edition
Issue #2 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
What a whirlwind the past 6 weeks has been with events on both coasts! Car Week in CA included Automobilia Monterey, held at the Embassy Suites, Seaside, where the focus is on original memorabilia. Artwork, badges, books, model cars, photos, posters, sculptures and so much more are available from 40 vendors from all over the world. In 2019, this event will expand to 3 days. Find out more about new times at automobiliamonterey.com
On The Road with Amy
Owner of Go Motorbooks since 1997, selling out-of-print books, and vintage automobilia at 25+ events across the USA