Posted 08 January 2004 - 16:58
Posted 08 January 2004 - 19:53
But a question should I take my wine and my bread
Posted 09 January 2004 - 03:19
I may be going, I just had surgery and it depends if my doctor, the Blond Angel of Death, releases me for travel.
Where do you suggest we meet? Rather than have 20 people make recommendations maybe you should just pick a time and place.
Posted 12 January 2004 - 09:23
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 03:21
Originally posted by dretceterini
There are a number of new book titles introduced at Retromobile,
Do you have a list of those?
I know of the D-W Maserati book but other than that.....
Posted 13 January 2004 - 03:41
Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:58
Originally posted by dretceterini
I found a few books that I didn't even know existed, by very small and totally obscure publishers.
You couldn't be more correct. I am always amazed at the items that appear in Europe that never make it to the States. There's a few books on Healey rally cars, the Camoradi book, most of Nada's books, Wurmsers' tome, etc., that come to mind, but the list is almost endless. I bet I have the only copy in America of some new books even. I wonder how many of Doug's BRM books have made it to our shores, how many Filipinetti's copies are around?
The enthusiasts living in Europe have no idea how lucky they are in this regard. We use to have Tom Warth's Classic Motorbooks bringing in obscure titles like the Hucke's Bugatti's books and the like, but for obvious economic reasons they have gone mainstream so we are left to our own devices. Mention to a bookstore clerk that you'd like to see if she has Cimarosti and you're liable to get a visit from the security guard.
This forum has helped immensely but one really has to go to Retromobile and Essen, to name but two, to find things.
Maybe it's time for a company like the original Classic Motorbooks to be started up? Just my 356 cents worth and not even worth that at times.
Posted 13 January 2004 - 19:39
Let me give an example: Wine Country Imports currently has the new Stanguellini book for sale on e-bay, with a buy it now price of $80. One can save $15-$20 by getting it directly from the publisher (Nada), but is it worth it?
With most foreign publishers (especially the smaller ones), you have to pay in advance by draft in their currency, the draft alone would cost the the $15 you would save.
Posted 13 January 2004 - 20:04
Posted 14 January 2004 - 08:33
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 09:30
Another book which will debut there though I only head some vague details about it is a book about the 1955 Sports car championship even forgot the title: "Triumph and Tragedy"comes to my mind but I'm not sure, everything but...
The writer of the book is Yves Kaltenbach and it has a foreword by Paul Frere.
Posted 15 January 2004 - 09:29
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Posted 23 January 2004 - 19:46
Originally posted by Roger Clark
Can anyone summarise what is on display?
25% cars, 25% parts, 25% automobilia (books, models, posters, toys), 25% nautical.
A few good food stands, some well dressed women, LOTS of people on the weekend, and few Americans since the Euro, at $1.25, is about 25% higher than last year. Oh well.
www.retromobile.fr is their official web site.
Posted 23 January 2004 - 23:57
Posted 24 January 2004 - 17:14