Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Mullin Museum Poised To Invade Monterey Car Week With An Octet Of French Beauties.

1939 Delage D8-120.
Illustration: HEMMINGS DAILY.

File:Delage logo.svg

English: Logo of Delage.
Русский: Логотип французской
автомобилестроительной компании Delage.
Date: Circa 1905.
Source: Vectorisation of a personal scan.
Author: Louis Delâge.
(Wikimedia Commons)

This Article is taken from HEMMINGS DAILY.
Posted by Terry Shea.
All images courtesy of The Mullin Automotive Museum.
Web-Site of The Mullin Automotive Museum is HERE

We all have our preferences when it comes to cars, whether your favourites wear a Bow-Tie, a Bow-Tie with Chequered Flags, a Blue Oval, a Blue-and-White Propeller-Inspired Badge, or any number of exotic creatures on the Radiator Cap.

We can argue all we want about whose machines were faster, or smoother or just plain better, but you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in any camp that doesn't find Coach-Built Pre-War French Automobiles beautiful.

1937 Delahaye 135 M.
Illustration: HEMMINGS DAILY

Mullin also plans to exhibit a 1939 Delage D8-120 (see illustration, above), an eight-cylinder-powered, three-position Cabriolet exhibiting the typically French beauty and elegance of the Late-Pre-World War II era. From the hand of Henri Chapron, the prolific designer whose work spanned parts of seven decades, this four-place Cabrio, like the pair of Delages, seems well-suited for Pebble Beach.

The Oxnard, California-based Mullin Automotive Museum contains many other French Cars, the vast majority from 1951 or earlier. It’s certainly worth a visit if your travels take you to Southern California. At the very least, if you are on The Monterey Peninsula during the third week of August, you will get a chance to glimpse at least a portion of the collection.

Zephyrinus will be attending The Monterey Car Week.
Illustration: PINTEREST


15 AUGUST - 21 August 2016.

1937 Delahaye 145 M Coupe.
Illustration: HEMMINGS DAILY

A Tradition going back over half a Century, The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is where the World's Collector Cars meet and compete. Only the 200 best Collector Cars in the World roll onto the legendary 18th-Fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, California, United States of America, and only a handful of those will receive official recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy.

But the Concours D'Elegance is only the final event in a packed week celebrating The Classic Automobile. All over Monterey County, Classic Cars take to streets, golf courses, parks and the world-renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, surrounding visitors with Automobiles from yesteryear.

Need to experience Monterey Auto Week on a budget ? Make sure to refer to our Concours on a Shoestring page.

Visit The "Monterey Car Week Travel Alerts" page for the latest traffic schedules and road closures in the area.

1927 Delage ERA .
Illustration: HEMMINGS DAILY

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