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Premier Vladimir Lenin, who led the successful communist revolution in 1917 overthrowing the Tsar, liked Buicks and Rolls Royces. I found this car in one of the Moscow Kremlin museums last year. Much later, Premier Brezhnev famously crashed his Rolls Royce (now on exhibit in Riga, Latvia). Strangly, the leaders of the workers’ paradise loved luxury! Who knew? Video: https://bit.ly/2tgsZEY
I finagled a ticket to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, in Cernobbio, Italy, where I was privileged to purchase a $35 club sandwich whilst hobnobbing with a much better crowd than I’m used to, and made a few new, fancy friends. (I promised not to name names but we all joked around, testing our esoteric car knowledge, and I finally said, “George, if you don’t have a clue, you’re looney!”) This concorso, started 1929, was held to only about 50 extraordinary cars.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti; 1925 Alfa Romeo RL Normale; 1973 Alpine Renault A110; 1932 Aston Martin; 1951 Pegaso Z-102; 1937 Bentley 4.5 liter; 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 1 convertible Freestone and Webb; 1962 Facel Vega Facel II; new Rolls Royce; 1954 Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta by Pinin Farina.
Below this picture on a facebook page, the dialogue below is pretty intriguing. Mention of a Nash dealership, Butler Chevrolet, a Pontiac dealership, Roy Butler Lincoln Mercury, and, most tantalizingly one from Whit Adams: “I’m guessing that it is not the one Roy stashed next to the pool at the Four Seasons as a gift for his wife!” Love to hear more about old Austin car dealerships and, especially, this Rolls, and the one “Roy” stashed for his wife. Also, who’s Floyd Raymond?