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October 2016

Florian Joly Photography Gallery Oldtimers

Oldtimers Magazine pres. Automotive Passion vol. 11

Hi everyone, my name is Florian and I’m a french automotive photographer. Petrolhead since my youngest age I started taking photographies 7 years ago. I’m now travelling around France and Europe to try to catch them all. As I’m growing up, i’m getting more and more attracted by classic cars and specially racing cars with all the history and the drama linked to the drivers. Enjoy!


The legendary Ford GT40 was created by the firm with one simple goal : win the 24h of le Mans. After two difficult seasons in 1964 and 1965, 1966 was finally the good one. With a more powerful GT40 called the MK II, the goal was finally achieved and the tandem Bruce McLaren/Chris Amon won Le Mans.

Three other overall wins at the 24H will follow, in 1967 with an over powerful version of the GT40 called the MK IV (the MK III was a street version in case you are wondering), and in 1968 and 1969 it was the first version, the MKI, that won despite its old age. The word legend is well deserved. You can hear the evil sound of the GT40 V8 here: 

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Pfungstädter Oktoberfest 2016 by Maximilian Meinel

Another article of german photographer Maximilian Meinel. Today he will show You photographies from Pfungstädter Oktoberfest 2016!


On October 9th, the Renn- und Touring-Club Eberstadt e.V.‘ (RCTE) invited owners and fans of oldtimers for a meeting – regardless the brand – at the local ,Pfungstädter‘ brewery area.

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The owners oft he vehicles presented cars from the 1930s until the late 1980s. You could see old cars at this event as well as old agricultural vehicles and military vehicles , for example an Unimog.

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250 vehicles have been presented on this sunny Sunday and around 800 visitors joined this event.

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The organizer also installed a big tent with a live music-stage and visitors could buy food and drinks inside.

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Advices Oldtimers

Advices: Get all answers about the valuation of the car renovation!

If you think that now is the moment to restore your car, you have to read this article. What you’ll learn: what you should remember about, and what things you should prepare before starting work? You can start the work yourself, but it may take much more time and money than you expect. Second solution is to hire a professional company with big experience and qualifications. Are you curious how the valuation of car renovation looks like? After reading this article you will get all answers – for sure. Take a coffee, sit comfortably and read about the valuation in example of the INCARDesign company.


About the process of valuation…

In order to comprehensively and thoroughly carry out the valuation process and determine the scope of work in your vehicle, you need to send pictures of your car to the company, which you hire for work. Theryby pictures will tell the company how the car looks, which parts are destroyed or which things have to be replaced. In case of old cars or cars in very bad condition – the company should know the condition of the frame elements, mainly springs – so please pay attention on it, if You ask for a valuation of car renovation.

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Mercedes GL W164



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Porsche 996

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Mercedes W123

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Mercedes SLK AMG

It’s good to attach an image (like a preview), which will show the company how Your dream-car (after renovation) should looks like. Then with all those questions, the company could prepare an offer that will include a proposal of: materials, the scope of additional work (welding and painting frames, if the car is old), colors and sewing pattern, which can be used for upholstery.

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Audi A

Audi R8

Audi R8



Who can we recommend to you?

For the car renovation we recommend the INCARDesign Company. After all those years of experience and reputation in Europe, they guarantee the highest quality of: services and materials. Customers’ satisfaction is the most important for this comanpy. Every order is treated individually there, because they want to take the client from the outset in the process of designing and sewing the upholstery. Valuation and advices in choosing the material and types of their sewing pattern in company are for FREE, so we can encourage you to contact with their salesman by email or phone.

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Boat Power Quest

Boat Power Quest

Boat Power Quest

Boat Power Quest

Boat Power Quest


so… (remember!) if You send more details before the company start works, you will get more delightful satisfaction after finishing!

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang



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Mercedes SL

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Step aboard the Goodwood time machine for the 2016 Revival

It’s that time of year again – get your glad rags on and prepare to step aboard the automotive time machine that is the Goodwood Revival…



After a flurry of events, it’s always pleasant to remember that the calendar-crowning Goodwood Revival is still yet to come. No doubt Lord March and his team will have been working tirelessly to ensure yet another unforgettable weekend of motorsport, style and good old-fashioned nostalgia. As is always the case, expect a few surprises that, in typical Goodwood fashion, will no doubt leave mouths ajar.

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Goodwood greats

Additions to the unrivalled roster of grids this year include the Kinrara Trophy, a 60-minute, two-driver affair for pre-1963 closed-cockpit GT cars that will be held as the sun sets on Friday evening, and a St. Mary’s Trophy race solely for Austin A35s and teeming with racing legends, all of whom will no doubt be going toe-to-toe for Goodwood glory. The late Sir Jack Brabham will be honoured with a parade of cars from his illustrious career, both as a driver and a constructor, and Formula 1’s ‘Return to Power’ in 1966 – when engine capacities doubled heralding a new era of speed and development – will be marked. Lamborghini is taking over the Earls Court Motor Show exhibition, with a display of almost every Raging Bull ever built (tractors included!). And on Saturday morning in the Race Control building, a panel of (opinionated) motorsport greats will discuss the merits of closed-cockpit vs. open-wheeled racing in Credit Suisse’s Historic Racing Forum.

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Good old-fashioned nostalgia

Of course, the racing is only half of what makes the Revival so special – it’s also the crisp morning air laced with Castrol R, the P51-D Mustang patrolling at dawn, the tens-of-thousands of visitors all immaculately turned out in their vintage attire and the opportunity to, quite literally, brush shoulders with legendary racing drivers from all eras. Suffice to say, the Goodwood Revival is far more than the sum of its parts. We look forward to seeing many of you there…

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Photos: Rémi Dargegen © 2016


This Is What It’s Like To Drive The BMW 507

I’m not an Elvis fanboy by any means. Was he one of the greats? To be sure, but you’ll not find cardboard cutouts of him in my apartment. (That would be pretty weird for anybody, to be honest.) What I will say about Elvis, however, was that he had incredible taste in cars. Namely, the BMW 507.


I was a little star struck when I learned that I would have the chance to drive this machine. It’s one of those cars that you see once every couple years at a concours d’elegance. Just imagine how white the hair of the owner must be for having saved up for one. There’s just not that many out there, roughly 278 made, so the concept of someone handing the keys to a mere mortal is a little insane.


Of course, it was pouring rain the day I got my first chance to sample its metallic treasures. The exact model came from BMW Group Classic’s vault on a drive that I’d been on with several other significant models that I’ve written about. As the coordinator stood beneath an umbrella walking me through all the toggles, there was this grave tone in his voice, almost as if to say, “Hey, so if you so much as scrape this car I will end your life”. He was polite as can be, but I’ll never forget the metaphorical weight of those keys.


The particular car I was in had just finished a factory restoration, so it was effectively better than new. It started with a song, and slid into first gear with a satisfyingly moist click. While the car looks sporty as can be, I’d soon compare it to a slightly more svelte Corvette from the same era. You’ll give the impression that you’re flying while standing still, but if you’re looking for actual high performance, this isn’t your ticket. Suspension is marshmallowy, wheels are thin, acceleration is nice enough.

None of that matters, though, because you’re sitting in a work of art. Every inch of the car designed to go toe to toe with the Mercedes-Benz 300SL is sublime sculpture. The Bakelite steering wheel feels warm and sturdy, and the shift mechanism is deliberate and heavy without being clumsy. There’s power there, but not any more than you need to get around at a decent clip.

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Once you’ve stopped, however, is when the magic really happens.

My friend Timo and I drove into Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which even on a rainy day was swimming with tourists from all over the world. Without question, as we parked the car near a photogenic building they all turned their cameras on the 507. “May I take a photo with it?” asked nearly a dozen Japanese travelers. Selfie sticks extended people snapped away. We were asked questions about the car that we had no ability to answer in their native tongue, so we just nodded and said, “We know, we know, it’s gorgeous”.

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The car really does have that special allure that only a handful of other cars share. It’s big, it’s impractical, it nearly bankrupted BMW—and it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever had the pleasure of being in.

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Photography by Ted Gushue

Origin: Petrolicious


This Is How A Ferrari 250GT Became Known By Its 14 Beautiful Louvres

At an event like the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, standing out among a sea of jewel-like machines isn’t the easiest task. But had a passerby counted this Ferrari’s louvres, he may have stopped to appreciate a race-winning car that has decades of history under its belt.


During the 1950s, any proper gentleman racer was driving a Ferrari 250 GT Competizione. They were produced in both Passo Corto and Passo Lungo wheelbases, 94.5 inches (2.4m) for the short wheelbase, and 102.3 inches (2.6m) for the other. It is believed that 91 racing cars were built in the long wheelbase we’re interested in here, all powered by the famous Colombo V12, coiled in a supremely delicate aluminum body. At the opposite of the luxury of the “standard” GT, the racing versions built by Zagato or Scaglietti were extreme: lightweight interiors, plexiglas windows, V12s free from mufflers…

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This car shown at Chantilly Arts & Elegance is a 250 GT Competizione “Tour De France” Passo Lungo. It won the 1957 Tour de France Automobile and took second in the prestigious Pau 3 hours, driven by Olivier Gendebien on both occasions.

Mr Gendebien was a racing driver from Brussels, who initially caught Enzo Ferrari’s eye by winning the Liège-Rome-Liège in a Mercedes-Benz 300SL. He was right to pay attention: Gendebien was a Second World War hero, eventually winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times, the 12 Hours of Sebring three times, and stands as one of the most successful racing drivers of that era.

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This car also finished third at the 1957 Mile Miglia, and is still going well—racing at the reborn Tour Auto in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, and 2005 and showing at Goodwood, Villa d’Este and Pebble Beach. It was here at Chantilly, and rightfully won the first prize in its class.

If you’d like one of your own just like chassis number #0677GT, there were reportedly 84 “Tour De France”-style cars made—an unofficial name that came from Ferrari’s four consecutive wins between ’56 and ’59 at the Tour de France Automobile.

Of those, only nine had 14 louvres.

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Photography by Paul Criton
Taken from Petrolicious

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Classic Car Photographer vol. 06: Geoffray Chantelot Photography

We hope You remember that we started a new serie in our Oldtimers Magazine. In this series of articles called Classic Car Photographer we will speak with automotive photographers from all over the world! In this interview You will read a story of Geoffray Chantelot!


1. Did you go to school to study photography?

Geoffray Chantelot: Yep, but not totally what I was excepting. Interesting 1 year for basics, but after this, everything I learned is from my personnal experiences, which in my opinion is the most important.

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2. How long have you been a photographer?

Geoffray Chantelot: I started really seriously 3-4 years ago.

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3. Do You remember Your first photography? Could You describe it?

Geoffray Chantelot: Hum no, don’t really remember, when I started I just photograph everything what I saw haha.

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4. What or who got you started in photography?

Geoffray Chantelot: Since my childhood i’m Looking for picture in magazine and internet, and finally I touch the camera and felt in love with photography.


5. How would you describe your style of photographing?

Geoffray Chantelot: I mainly do automotive photography. But I have two different style in it : photoshooting which have to be the cleanest possible, and rally/event photos, in which I try to catch moment/light/mood. Two really different approach of photography but I love them equally.

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6. What’s in your bag? What camera do You use generally?

Geoffray Chantelot: In my bag, the Nikon D800 (I’m totally in love). With it I have a 35mm f/1.4, an old 50mm when I want to shoot for fun, and the beast 200mm f/2.0 which is the best lens I’ve ever try so far.


7. Why cars?

Geoffray Chantelot: I’ve always been a fan of automotive (thanks to my father), and in my entry at photo-school, I decided to go at 200% in automotive photography to perfect it. I still have so much to learn but that’s what I love !


8. Have You been participating on some events as Classic Car photographer?

Geoffray Chantelot: Yeah, I did the Tour Auto last 4 years, a crazy event with dope cars on french roads, during one week. A crazy event, really! I’d like to did more but for the moment it’s a bit complicated. I wish to do more and more in the next month!

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9. Lets say that dreams come true. What is Your dream-car – that You want to photograph?

Geoffray Chantelot: Recently I totally felt in love with the David Pipper Porsche 917. See it, listen it and photograph… it would be a crazy thing !


10. What plans do You have for the future?

Geoffray Chantelot: Progress at first! And I also want to go on different event for the next year, and practise more and more. 2016 was not a big year of photography for me, but for sure, 2017 will be better!

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Lancia Astura is ‘Best of Show’ at the Pebble Beach Concours 2016

In a closely fought battle with a Figoni et Falaschi-bodied Delahaye, a Lancia Astura Cabriolet with an elegant Pinin Farina body (and a rock-star past) rose above more than 200 other entrants to claim ‘Best of Show’ at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance …


The winning car, a 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet, was one of just six examples commissioned by a Lancia dealer in Biella, Italy. Distinguished from its brethren by curved side windows and shoulder-line brightwork, it was found dilapidated in England in the early 1960s, at which point it was restored ‘back home’ by Pininfarina and later sold to Eric Clapton. The car-collecting guitarist apparently proclaimed it “the most fun I’ve had offstage and out of bed.”

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A victory for personal passion

Similar sentiments were clearly shared by its current owner, Arizona-based Alfa Romeo collector Richard Mattei. A humble man whose personal affinity towards coachbuilt Italians far outweighs any pursuit of social kudos, he commissioned a six-year restoration to the exacting standards of originality demanded by the Pebble Beach jury. In winning the prestigious title at his first attempt, Mattei has also claimed the first victory at Pebble for any Lancia, hot on the heels of a Coppo d’Oro win for another Astura at Villa d’Este. We congratulate Mattei on his triumph, while quietly wishing the marque’s modern-day fortunes were in the hands of enthusiasts with a similar respect for its history…

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Photos: Drew Phillips for Classic Driver / Rolex

Florian Joly Photography Gallery Oldtimers

Oldtimers Magazine pres. Automotive Passion vol. 10

Hi everyone, my name is Florian and I’m a french automotive photographer. Petrolhead since my youngest age I started taking photographies 7 years ago. I’m now travelling around France and Europe to try to catch them all. As I’m growing up, i’m getting more and more attracted by classic cars and specially racing cars with all the history and the drama linked to the drivers. Enjoy!


Following the 1970 Ferrari 512S, Ferrari introduced a more powerful version in 1971 (the V12 produced now 620hp) called the 512 M. Despite a very strong pace in several races (one of the 512M even leaded the 24h of Le Mans during the night) and a few podiums, the 512M did not win a single race because of the engine reliability…

It was clear that the support of Ferrari was not good enough, remember Ferrari was also in F1 and the F1 will remain its ultimate goal. The 512M will stay forever as a wasted potential but that V12 noise will make you vibe forever I guess. Here is the noise: 

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Join the world’s elite with this opulent Mercedes-Benz 300 S

The absolute darling of the world’s elite in the 1950s, the Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster was unlike any other automobile that came before it. 

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Black beauty

Carry Grant, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper and Clark Gable – just a few from the long list of famous names who fell for the opulence and charm of the Mercedes-Benz 300 S. And we can hardly say we’re surprised. Even today, the 300 S stands in a class of luxury and style that few can rival, especially in convertible form like this example. Twice the price of the most exclusive Cadillac and a substantial amount more expensive than the sporting 300 SL ‘Gullwing’ when it was introduced, the 300 S was destined for the Jet Set. This car was purchased by a German businessman and shareholder of Daimler-Benz, perhaps as a company car or, as we’d like to believe, a lavish gift for one of his (female?) subsidiaries.

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It’s resided in France with the same German owner since 1982, during which time it’s been regularly exercised, cherished and enjoyed. Now it could be yours – it’s set to under the gavel at Dorotheum’s Classic Cars and Automobilia sale, estimated at 520,000-680,000 euros. In comparison to a ‘Gullwing’, we’d call that a snip…

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Photos: Dorotheum

Taken from Classic Driver