Saturday

MOTORING ART....STANLEY ROSE


An automobile and figure painter now based France. Some of his oil painting are very large and can take up to six weeks to finish. Check out his work at:

www.stanley-rose.com

Wednesday

AFFORDABLE WHEELS

1950 Buick
1960 Mercedes

Pedal cars are more popular than ever. Not only for children, but adults alike. They make quite an aray of cars which include Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, Audi TT Cabriolet, BMW M6 Convertible, Ferrari, Jaguar XK, Mercedes-Benz SL, Porsche Cayenne Turbo and 911, Renault M├ęgane Trophy Tuning and Volvo C70. Renault makes several different models including one of their Formula One car.

Some of these new ones have a push-push pedal system and others have proper pedals, adjustable seats, working horns and handbrakes. Wow! Prices range from $150 to $350. One thing I don't like is that they are all made out of very durable plastic.

The metal pedal cars from the 20's through the 60's are hot items at the auto auctions and some at pretty hefty prices. They hold shows for pedal cars only selling restored, unrestored and parts. I have a small collection in the States that are unrestored. There are some great restorers around. One of the best I have seen is from the Amish community. There are still companies making metal cars based on the old ones, but they are just not the same.

Today's demon drivers

The line-up

ALFA ROMEO TIPO 33 SALE

1968 Tipo 33 "Targa Florio"

1970 Tipo 33 "Targa Florio"

1972 Tipo 33 "Spyder"

1976 Tipo 33 "Spyder"

A collection of Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 owned by Rosso Bianco Collection are being offered for the first time to the general public. If you have an interest they are being sold by Simon Kidston in Switzerland. He can be reached at:

+41 22 740 1939

www.kidston.com

1967 Tipo 33 "Mugello"

1967 Tipo 33 "Periscopica"

1968 Tipo 33 "Le Mans"

1968 Tipo 33 "Daytona"

Sunday

CHRISTMAS RUSH

1952 S.I.A.T.A. 300BC
1958 FERRARI 250GT

Bonham's is having their 10th Anniversary Ferrari sale on December 19th at the Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland. They can be reached at:

www.bonhams.com

+33 (0) 1 42 61 10 11

1960 FERRARI DINO FORMULA ONE

1967 FERRARI 330GT

Thursday

CHRISTMAS CLASSIC

1955 NORTON CAFE RACER

1967 MG B

1948 CADILLAC

In the Christmas rush maybe you can get a gift for yourself at Baron's Christmas Auction at Landown Park, Esher, Surrey, United Kingdom. Reach them at:

+44 (0) 23 8066 8413

+44 (0) 23 8066 8409

www.barons-auctions.com

1972 MERCEDES 350

1956 JAGUAR XK140

1973 TRIUMPH X75 HURRICANE

Sunday

THE KING IS DEAD

EVEL KNIEVEL

The hard-living motorcycle daredevil, whose bone-breaking, rocket-powered jumps and stunts made him an international favorite in the 1970s,has died. He was 69. He broke as many as 40 bones and was in some seriously long comas a couple of times.

Famous for jumping over canyons, busses, cars he retired back in 1980, owed millions to the U.S. taxman. He never paid taxes on his jump money. Which over the years went from a measley $500 per jump to $6 million per jump.

He also was outstanding in track and field, ski jumping and ice hockey, he went on to win the Northern Rocky Mountain Ski Association Class A Men's ski jumping championship in 1957 and played with the Charlotte Clippers of the Eastern Hockey League in 1959. He also formed the Butte Bombers semiprofessional hockey team, acting as owner, manager, coach and player. Knievel also worked in the Montana copper mines, served in the Army, ran his own hunting guide service, sold insurance and ran Honda motorcycle dealerships. At various times and in different interviews, Knievel claimed to have been a swindler, a card thief, a safe cracker, a holdup man. An actor and producer of a couple of movies. A man's man.

He was succussful at marketing his name right up until his death. Severe illness left him a shadow of his former self these last 10 years, but his name will live on forever.
THE START OF A 29 DAY COMA

COYS CHRISTMAS, DECEMBER 5TH

1939 ALFA ROMEO 2500SS

1930 FORD MODEL A

Coys of London is having their Christmas Auction in London on the 5th of December. They can be contacted at:

+44 208 614 7888

1938 MOTO-GUZZI 250P


www.coys.co.uk

1954 LAGONDA 3.0

1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA 1600

DECEMBER 3RD IN LONDON

1948 VINCENT

1904 ROLLS-ROYCE, OLDEST KNOWN SURVIVING

1971 ASTON MARTIN DB6

Bonhams presents their end of the year sale at Olympia, London. They can be reached at:

+44 (0) 20 7447 7447

www.bonhams.com

1958 LOTUS ELEVEN

1959 BRM TYPE 25 FORMULA ONE

1956 MASERATI