I’m sure that all of you are passion about cars.So, how do you express your passion?.There are many ways to express personal passion for cars.Some people work as engineers, managers and marketers for the world’s car companies, others spend their time working and building cars either for themselves or for others, or some like myself are involved with automotive media and spend their time shooting and writing about all things automobile related. There are also some individuals who are in a very rare place in life: they have the means to build up car and memorabilia collections.I also have a friend who is like to collect superbike and car model like the pictures below.
A large portion of the collection is comprised of rare, handmade Ferrari models. For me, I’m just started by collecting the mass produced die casts car model.and while compare to these miniatures they are really a whole different ball-game.
And if you consider there are several cabinets and countless boxes filled with these limited run items, you start to get a sense of the scope of the collection.
This 166MM was the first Ferrari to ever win Le Mans and was driven for 23 of the 24 hours by Luigi Chinetti, who later went on to become the first ever Ferrari Dealer in the US. You’ll notice he has hand signed the model display.
There are other non-Ferrari items in the collection too like this large scale Ford GT40.
Oh my god! I just about fell over when I saw this stack of Le Mans annuals.Only the die hard fan will collect all of these.By the way, the 1978 book you see here is the first year the annual was published.
A quick browse netted this F1 press kit from the 2004 racing season, all wrapped up and in perfect condition.
The Autoart Super Silhouette Skyline and BRE 240Z.
All of these are available at Wilkinson’s shop in Canada.For my friends and other readers who would like to go there, I have some information for you all.The shop is on the corner of Ontario St and West Broadway in Vancouver, BC, Canada.