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Re : USA Côte ouest, Juin 2015
« Réponse #220 le: 01 juillet, 2015, 21:20:10 pm »
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Re : USA Côte ouest, Juin 2015
« Réponse #221 le: 01 juillet, 2015, 22:46:27 pm »
de nouveaux copains à Monterey !! :))

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Re : USA Côte ouest, Juin 2015
« Réponse #222 le: 02 juillet, 2015, 21:03:20 pm »


un parc où se trouve un arbre étonnant, nommé joshua, il y a en a des milliers !

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Re : USA Côte ouest, Juin 2015
« Réponse #223 le: 02 juillet, 2015, 21:06:35 pm »
un autre parc, le paradis des cactus en tous genres !

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Re : USA Côte ouest, Juin 2015
« Réponse #224 le: 26 juillet, 2015, 18:43:29 pm »
faudra fouiller sur internet il y a le nom sur la photo :D

hier, on a débuté par la visite du musée auto BLACKHAWK à danville et apr chance, il y a avait le rassemblement mensuel le première weekend du mois.
un des plus beau musée qu'on ait vu et on a fait la connaissance de l'épouse du directeur qui a absolument tenue à nous présenter son mari et je leur ai fait découvrir notre association et le site et il devrait nous écrire :D
c'est chose faite, sans les images car message trop complexe   d:)


Dear Patrick
   
Welcome to the JULY 2015 edition of our Blackhawk Museums newsletter. Each month we look to share news and information about displays and events at the Museums, as well as activities with which we are involved.

The summer car events season is well under way with local, regional, national and international events all vying for their place on an ever increasing calendar of automotive activities. In the Northern California area there are many events, from small to large and local to international, to participate in as a car owner, or just to enjoy as a car enthusiast. Coming up this Sunday is the Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance, held on the beautiful fairways of the Crystal Springs Golf Course in the residential community town of Hillsborough. For 60 consecutive years the Hillsborough Concours has honored and celebrated excellence in automotive design and engineering. This year Hillsborough features Ferrari for their European marque, and Auburn Cord Duesenberg for the featured America marque.

 
August is getting closer and the 65th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will become the center of attention for the international collector car community. This event, referred to by Jay Leno as "the best car show in the world", is the culmination of a week-long list of wonderful events such as the Monterey Motorsports Reunion held throughout the picturesque Monterey Peninsula. For car aficionados who have not had the opportunity before, or for those looking for a day out to Pebble Beach without the headaches of driving and parking, the Blackhawk Museums have arranged a special VIP bus day trip. Departing the Blackhawk Museums at 6 am, and returning from the Concours event at 6 pm after the Show, the round-trip day package will include VIP coach transportation, admission to the Concours together with a program and poster. We still have some places available for this automotive excursion so please don't delay and sign up today (click here for details), or if you're in Pebble Beach for the week and you want friends to join you for Concours Sunday. This is an event you have to experience at least once, or if you get addicted, go every year.
 
This Fall we have added two new annual car events to the Museums' calendar of events. On September 19, the Annual All British Car Meet will make its new home at the Blackhawk Museums & Plaza. Presented by the Mini Owners of America San Francisco chapter, this year marks the 25th anniversary of this celebration of all cars made in the British Isles...and British motorcycles will be a new addition to the line-up.

The second event we've added will be an opportunity for owners to get their Pre-War Classics cars out. The Blackhawk Museums, in conjunction with the Classic Car Club of America Nor Cal Region, is hosting a Pre-War Classics 'Picnic on the Plaza' event on Saturday, October 10th.  This event will be open to Pre-1941 cars and we're encouraging participants to picnic on the Plaza with their best period tail-gate party. We will also have a special Speaker Series presentation in the morning from noted automotive historian, Richard Burns Carlson, who authored the book Olympian Cars about the great American luxury automobiles of the Twenties and Thirties.
 
Over the past 26 years the Blackhawk Museums have been extremely fortunate to have on display some spectacular and unique automobiles. The one car that consistently makes the top-ten list of the question, 'do we have one on display?', is the famed 1948 Tucker. Over the years we have had two on display in the Museums at different times. We do not currently have one on display but, if you're a fan of the Tucker, or you want to see one, or two, or even three together, make plans to attend the 19th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance to be held Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Ironstone Winery in Murphys, CA. At least three 1948 Tuckers will be featured at this year's event.  Alfa Romeo and Studebaker will also be featured with more than 300 classic automobiles, vintage house trailers, commercial vehicles and old motorcycles.
 
Last month we launched our 2015-2016 Children Education & Transportation Fund donation drive to raise funds for school bus transportation costs to the Museum. If you, the company you work for, or an organization you are involved with, would consider supporting this important education program, please use our GoFundMe account  (http://www.gofundme.com/BlackhawkMuseum ) or clicking on the button below, or email SchoolTourFund@BlackhawkMuseum.org with your pledge or support.
 
Thank you to the following who have donated to this education program;
 
Lucille Ritchie (Michael Houston)   $5000
Toyota Motor Sales (Pete Carey)   $1000
Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation   $500
Events International Company   $500
CM Service (Rick Kirkpatrick)   $500
Donations from July 'Cars & Coffee' event   $384
Joe Hurwitz   $250
Tom & Joyce Tucker   $100
Craig Andrews   $50
Lisa Dalisa   $25     
 
Each of these donations qualified for matching funds from the Patricia R. Behring Foundation grant, so to date we have now raised a total of $16,118 towards the goal for our school bus fund.  Thank You.
 
The Blackhawk Museums will be hosting the East Bay Leadership Council 5th Annual Philanthropy Awards on Thursday, November 12. The EBLC's Philanthropy Awards celebrates outstanding contributions of time, leadership, and financial support by businesses, individuals, and community service organizations in Contra Costa and the Tri-Valley areas. Award recipients will be honored at a special breakfast event at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum. Do you know of a business, organization or individual making a significant difference that benefits the Contra Costa or Tri-Valley community?  For more information and to make a nomination, visit Philanthropy Award Nomination Form. We hope you will consider making one or more nominations and attending this important community event.
 
We look forward to seeing you at the Blackhawk Museums or at one of the events during 2015. For our current calendar of events please go to our website or (click here for calendar.)   

With regards,
   
Timothy McGrane

Executive Director                 

Many of the Museums' programs would not be possible without the wonderful support of our members, and our Supporting Partners AIG Private Client Group, Visit Tri-Valley, and Meguiars. Please consider becoming a Museums member today.

We'd like to welcome the following new members to the Blackhawk Museums and thank them, along with all our existing members for their support.

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Wendi & Gerald Alves

 
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Timothy & Ruth Burke
Judy & Adrian Lewis
Samuel & Vi Lyall
Stefano & Heidi Hoffower
Caitlu McCain & Katie McGonigol
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Re : USA Côte ouest, Juin 2015
« Réponse #225 le: 26 juillet, 2015, 18:45:51 pm »
 Feature Museum Exhibit ~ 1950 Ferrari 195 Sport Berlinetta by Touring

 


In the second half of the 1948 the Concours d'Elegance had once again become important for the Italian coachbuilding industry and for the new style of life following WWII. A Concours that took place in place in Rome that year was to have a profound consequence for the Italian coachbuilding company Carrozzeria Touring when Carlo Felice took over after the sudden passing of his father and company founder Felice Bianchi Anderloni.

Carrozzeria Touring, who had 200 employees, was about to prepare a quotation for a small but important company in Modena; Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari was already a well-known customer to Touring when Ferrari was a key figure with Alfa Romeo in the 1930's and a number of the racing Alfa Romeo bodies were produced by Touring. Also, the first all-Ferrari produced car, the 815 Auto Avio Construzioni, had been designed by Enzo Ferrari to be bodied by Touring in 1940.

Carlo realized the special nature of the first project for Ferrari, and Enzo Ferrari showed his confidence in the new Touring design by Carlo Felice, by making it clear that this car would be a model that showed Ferrari produced cars in relatively large numbers.  The Ferrari Tipo 166 would be the original Ferrari sports car, and the task of giving the first Ferrari road cars an aesthetically distinctive character was given to Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera of Milan.

Touring's specialty was the lightweight competition car, and the barchettas and berlinettas were among the most beautiful and exciting with their 'Superleggera'  construction, a method of building lightweight bodies they had pioneered.


 

Ferrari, who had enjoyed success in motor sport competition, was now at the stage of concentrating his efforts on sales and production and presenting a distinctive image with his cars. Ferrari entered the 1949 Mille Miglia with a large number of similar cars, either in the official team or belonging to private customers, and the model was declared an instant success and exploited by Ferrari's clever import agents.

The success of the Tipo 166, both as a competition car and the road going production cars that helped finance the company's racing activities, was the foundation of Ferrari as a car manufacturer, making the 166 the original sports Ferrari. 

In March 1950, an order was placed by Scuderia Ferrari for Carrozzeria Touring to build a short series of Tipo 166 M chassis with Berlinetta Le Mans coachwork. Only five (according to available records) Le Mans Berlinetta bodies were ever put on 166 MM chassis, the Le Mans designation in honor of Luigi Chinetti's victory at Le Mans, the first 24 Hours race of the post war era.

 

In 1950, racing was very competitive and demanding and owners and drivers wanted increased performance and speed. The 195 was introduced in early 1950 in two forms, the 195S (Sport) short chassis, with a larger engine than the 166, and the 195 Inter, a road going detuned version with no racing intentions.

The Ferrari factory increased the 166 engine capacity, which needed more power, to 2341cc, and the resulting increase in power to 170 bhp, creating the first '195 Sport', and as such is identified by this designation in Ferrari's official records. The numerical designation of a Ferrari indicates the displacement of one-cylinder, or one-twelfth the total engine capacity. The Type 195 V-12 having a displacement of 2,340cc compared to the 166's 1995cc. Only two of these cars were "true" 195S with the Ferrari factory upgraded engines fitted.


This blue 195 Sport Berlinetta was exhibited at the Paris Motor Show in October, 1950 by Luigi Chinetti, and then listed on Ferrari's records with an official delivery date to him of December 7, 1950 to import the car to the USA. Chinetti was both a Ferrari works driver - winning the Paris 12 hours race in July that year - and the new Ferrari importer for the USA.

 
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This would be the very first 'closed' competition Ferrari to be imported into the United States, coming at a time when any Ferrari was a curiosity to the new American sports cars community.  In December 1950 Luigi Chinetti, brought the Model 195 Sports to race on an airport circuit in Florida. The event would be the Sam Collier Memorial Trophy at the inaugural Sebring race organized by the SCCA. The president of the SCCA at that time was the legendary car collector, D. Cameron Peck.

To get the car from Connecticut to Florida for the event, Chinetti would drive the car to FL for the December 31, 1950 race. The race was the first Handicapped Race run in the United States with Le Mans rules, which gave owners the opportunity to run a wide array of cars with different engine displacements compensated for by the formula handicap. The Ferrari was entered by Luigi Chinetti and Alfred Momo, but it would be Chinetti who would drive the full six-hours, finishing in seventh place overall on handicap, fourth actual, and first in class. The Sebring race was run for only six hours in the first year.
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It was only the fifth Ferrari to be in the United States, the first owned by Bill Harrah with others being owned by John Bond, the founder of Road & Track magazine, and also car collector and Long Island Automotive Museum founder, Henry Austin Clark Jr.

Shortly after the Sebring race of 1950, Chinetti sold the Coupe to Briggs Cunningham, and it was entered by him in two events at the 3rd Annual Bridgehampton Road Races on Long Island in the summer of 1951. Driven by Phil Walters the car came in second to Briggs driving very first Ferrari he owned, the 166 Inter Spyder Corsa. 
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In March 1951, Briggs entered the 195 in the Gran Premio de Eva Peron sports car grand prix in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and unable to go himself asked Jim Kimberly to drive. Kimberly drove the car to a seventh place overall and first in class finish. It would be driven again by Phil Walters in May 1951 at Bridgehampton gaining two second overall and two first in class finishes. In the Watkins Glen races in September 1951, the car was driven by John Fitch, finishing an impressive second in the Seneca Cup Race, after Fitch stopped during the race to aid a driver in a wreck.

By this time Briggs Cunningham was thoroughly committed to producing his own Cunningham sports cars for an assault on Le Mans. Cunningham sold the Ferrari 195 Coupe to the Yung brothers - Peter and Robert - of Long Island, NY, who were quite active in sports car racing, and the car was entered at the May 1952 Bridgehampton event driven by Chuck Wallace.

 
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Chinetti took the car back in trade from the Yung brothers and sold it to the illustrious motorsports journalist Henry Manney III of Road & Track fame. Manney took the car west just in time for the Sports Car Show in Oakland in October 1952, and then did some racing with the car. Manney then sold it to John Fox, the No California rep for Cooper F3 cars, who raced it including the third annual California Open Road Races at Torrey Pines on December 1952. The car passed through a series of owners and would be repurchased by Henry Manney in 1960 after it had succumbed to major mechanical problems during the ownership by airline pilot George Metzger. The car went through a number of subsequent Southern California including Gerald Wilburn, who along with his wife used it as a daily driver for several years being their only car. In March 1965, following restoration, it was featured in Road & Track Salon as 'The First Closed Car to arrive in America'.
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