Everyone Like’s a Little Tyke – The Bebe Peugeot: The pint-sized little car was the perfect thing to clown around with and Frank Clarke, a stunt flyer in Hollywood during the twenties and thirties, can be seen doing just that here in a photo, taken in February of 1921. Learn all about the car designed by no less than Ettore Bugatti and see more photos and info on The Old Motor. #classic cars
An Armstrong Siddeley Mobile Machine Tool Showroom: No it’s not an early Pope Mobile - It is an Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire, which was cleverly turned into a rolling showcase for British manufacturer Adcock & Shipley Limited to demonstrate one of their horizontal milling machines. See it and 100s of other unusual photos in our “Out of the Box” section on The Old Motor. #classic cars
From the earliest days of motoring, advertising was the primary venue for auto-related art. Accomplished painters like Peter Helck produced some very high quality work from the 1920′s through the 1940′s but for the most part the fine art community considered such stuff mere illustration. However, in recent years, the genre has come into it’s own, due in no small part to the efforts of the Automotive Fine Arts Society.
We are very happy to be able present some beautiful examples of their work here today. Be sure to check out the Societies members work at the exhibit at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours and next year at the Amelia Island Concours. See much more of their work on The Old Motor.