Saturday, December 13, 2008

Automobilia Auction at www.arteautoauction.com

For more than 100 years, the automobile has held a place in our hearts. Since the days of Karl Benz and his invention of the first internal combustion engine, we have since pursued automotive bliss. Artists have been mesmerized by the curves and lines that make an automobile look like drivable artwork. Writers have been captivated by this subject resulting in thousands of books being written over the decades. Model builders have been fascinated by recreating intricate miniatures of those great moving sculptures. Famous sculptors have been hired to create hood ornaments to identify manufacturers, professions, or even certain individuals. Several artists were commissioned by manufacturers to capture their vehicles and catch the attention of the average person walking down the street. The result was captivating posters that reflected the times. Many original posters have not survived the years, but the ones that have are now a great investment. Over the last 30 years, collectibles have grown extensively, and have become a wise venture by thousands all over the world. Various collectibles have always proven to be great investments. Otherwise, auction houses wouldn’t exist to serve collectors of vintage cars and everything surrounding them.

When I began collecting automobilia over 30 years ago, it was because I fell in love with automobiles many years before, and spent my life absorbing everything I could about the subject. It wasn’t long before I went from admiring the cars in the garage to also admiring them on the wall. Over the years, I have gotten to know many talented artists, and have been lucky to share their artwork with the world. I began doing auctions, and I saw the interest grow over the years in many others. Now, automobile and memorabilia auctions are national events. We’ve been privelaged to travel the country attending major international Concours d’Elegance, vintage car auctions, as well as major modern and vintage racing events to share in the excitement with other collectors and enthusiasts. Whether it’s in Hershey, Pebble Beach, Retromobile, or right here on the internet at www.arteautoauction.com, you’ll always find us here offering you timeless gifts and collectibles for yourself or the enthusiast in your life.

Our current auction ends next Wednesday, December 17th, and we’re featuring 448 lots of memorabilia from major modern racing events and vintage cars. We have everything ranging from books, literature, posters, paintings, all the way to badges, models, sculptures, trophies and an actual car, that was a former racing vehicle in Argentina. It’s a 1937/38 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Racing Coupe similar to Fangio’s vehicle, and almost positively competed in some of the same events. You can see in the photo on the right, it’s a truly classic vehicle. And now, you have the chance to be the next owner of this vehicle. Simply go to www.arteautoauction.com, and if you have any questions or would like to bid by speaking with us, you can always contact us here in the gallery, at 830.864.5040, or email info@arteauto.com.