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!
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Owner of Go Motorbooks since 1997, selling out-of-print books, and vintage automobilia at 25+ events across the USA