On Wednesday, we brought you part one of the Art Center Car Classic, and today there’s more show goodness to share…
The sun graced us with its presence – this time, in the form of a Mini.
This was one of two classic roadsters at the show. This 1929 Ford Roadster was a great piece of history for the Art Center students to study, draw, and photograph.
Jonathan Ward of Icon brought out this 1946 Lincoln Club Coupe which is part of the Icon Derelict vehicles he produces. It may look like a beater on the outside, but this rod has the heart of a modern car.
He also brought this 1950 Chevrolet Thriftmaster Pickup, also part of his Icon Resto-Mod of vehicles. This rod is also is running a modern drivetrain with all the amenities.
This little 1947 Fiat Topolino reminded me of Cars 2 and Luigi’s (the Fiat) Uncle Topolino, who they visited while in Italy…
… then we headed around back to check out the luggage and noticed the perfect license plate.
This Bugatti had plenty of stellar details…
… including the pontoon fenders with the polished tips …
… the beautiful wood dash…
… and you can’t beat the custom luggage behind the front seats. We’re suckers for the luggage that comes with vintage cars, perfectly designed to fit into whatever space was available.
This 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Petite Royale Gaston Grummer really caught our attention.
The classic standing elephant was designed by Rembrandt Bugatti, the younger brother of Ettore Bugatti, who built these cars.
This beautiful engine was definitely a showstopper – more like a show starter! Further proof that Bugattis are gorgeous, both inside and out.
It was fun to see the crystal vases and fully stocked bar – talk about riding in style!
Another set of custom fit luggage that fit perfectly into the add-on trunk.
Check out this 1961 Kelly Corvette Coupe built by Vignale of Italy, a coachbuilder who reimagined standard production cars.
Just in case you weren’t sure what type of car this was…
…this artistic rendering was there to help you figure it out.
So… this isn’t quite a vintage car, but how could we not show you a Rocketeer-inspired, Art Deco beauty like this 2013 Randy Grubb Decopod Scooter?
The best part was that kids and adults alike were encouraged to get in and try on the helmet!
The second roadster at the show, powered by a Hemi, was simply classic.
A pair of great looking red Chevrolets sat next to each other. First came this 1962 Chevrolet “409” Coupe…
…and then this 1952 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup.
This 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sport Saloon shows what a classic British luxury car should be.
We are big fans of the older Alfa Romeos, and this 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia Berlinetta is no exception. The swooping lines and angled back design makes it appear to be moving, even when sitting still.
Another vintage beauty, the 1937 Cord Model 812 Convertible Coupe, famous for the distinctive grille and hidden headlights.
This 1933 Duesenberg SJ Convertible Coupe is part of the Petersen Museum Collection and has a body by Murphy, a coachbuilder in Pasadena, California. How fitting that it made the trek to the Art Center, as if to revisit its birth place.
This 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Coupe…
…and this 1964 Alfa Romeo Tubolare Zagato reminded me of being at Laguna Seca just months ago for the historic races, where a T-Bird and Alfas ran the track.
A great looking 1965 Aston Martin Short Chassis Vintage Volante was at the show, and we stopped by to say happy 100th birthday to Aston Martin!
Not many of the Sport 800s exist! This 1967 Toyota Sport 800 is even more rare as a left-hand drive car.
Also attempting to steal the show was this 1956 Ferrari 250 GTZ Berlinetta Zagato, but another nearby car was more successful…
Does the 1961 Fiat Jolly 500 by Ghia make you think of an island vacation? Maybe a ride at Disneyland? Whatever you have in mind, this thing is cute (and I don’t usually say cars are cute).
Check out the rattan seats. Do you think Ghia raided somebody’s porch for those?
This 1958 Morgan 4/4 was beautiful…
…and had a wonderful view of the field at Art Center.
1954 Siata 208 Roadster
1963 Lotus Elite
1960 Ferrari 250 Pininfarina Coupe
One of the earliest Porsches built (the first year of production was 1948), this 1949 Porsche Gmund Coupe was one of only 25 built in 1949.
The Art Center Car Classic is not a show to be missed. With the incredible cars on display this year, we can’t wait to see what will be at the show next year!