When you think back to the essence of the 1980’s, few things mark the decade of linen suites and neon colors like the Italian supercar. And who can’t see their appeal – the wind in your hair, the road rushing by as all eyes turn towards the sculpted lines of your Ferrari – a car that stands out like a neon sign against the backdrop of the square, nondescript cars of the era. This week, we had the pleasure of photographing this 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi for the good folks at Auctions America. This great exotic will hit the auction block in late March at their Fort Lauderdale auction and is estimated to fetch between $70,000 and $90,000.
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On Monday, we were arriving at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a corporate event (post coming soon) when I stumbled upon this little gem – a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT. This car, along with several others were there for the annual Orange Blossom Tour, put on by Classic Motorsports Magazine. Around the resort, everything is beginning to take shape, with the RM show tent being erected and the special auction area setup for the big weekend. As in previous years, we’ll be shooting the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on behalf of the resort.
And now for the BIG news – McLaren, the British supercar manufacturer of such venerable giants as the F1, and the stunning MP4-12C above, has hired Deremer Studios to cover their display for the Concours. As a young adult, I was borderline-obsessed with the then new McLaren F1 – the worlds fastest production car with a top speed of 241MPH. So, having the opportunity to spend the weekend with some of the folks who brought us that car will be rather thrilling. Stay tuned for some great cars on the blog sometime early next week!
There’s been some pretty exciting news on the Corvette front this week – namely the unveiling of the long-anticipated C7 Corvette, complete with the comapny’s first 7 speed manual gearbox! As a tribute to this 60 year old car, I thought I would share our Corvette coverage from the 2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. In 2012, Road & Track featured a selection of one-of-a-kind concept Corvettes, and the event included a Marque Car Road Tour featuring, among others, custom Corvettes.
One of my favorites from the event was the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Scaglietti Coupe (below) which looks a lot more like a Ferrari than a ‘vette. One of only three, this Corvette has all the underpinnings of that reliable Chevrolet muscle, but the body was designed and manufactured by Sergio Scaglietti of Ferrari fame. Enjoy!
P.S. Top Gear fans – come March, you may find some of Deremer Studios coverage of the 2013 Concours featured on TopGear.com. We’ve confirmed with the folks at Top Gear that we’ll be sharing our photographic coverage with them for the 2013 Concours! Pretty exciting stuff!
Okay, so this may be old news, but I never found the time to tell you back in July about it – namely the new – well, sort of new – addition to the Deremer clan. The above car is a Triumph TR6 and on July 3rd, it found its way back to Florida after over 30 years ‘abroad’ in other parts of the country. This TR has actually been in our family for years. First my uncle purchased it sometime before the Second Dynasty of the Egyptian Empire, followed by my Dad purchasing it from him in 1987. For some reason unknown to me, he let my brother and I drive the car quite a bit, including to school (where one day the football players decided it would be fun to pick it up and turn it around). Surprisingly, the car survived!
For the last 12+ years, I’ve been rather relentlessly and not-so-subtly hinting that the TR would do very well down in Florida – and thankfully the fruits of my efforts were finally reaped this spring when my Dad offered the TR to me. Since getting it down here, I’ve put a few hundred more miles on the odometer and have had an absolute ball!
On a slightly realted note, we’ve now received official word that we’ll have our media credentials for the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. And, as always, Enjoy the photos!
While I was browsing Facebook, I came across a post from car buff Robert Rodriguez featuring the Ferrari 212 from the 2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. I mentioned that I had a few photos of the car on the blog – only to discover that the only picture of the 212 on the blog was a photo of it partially concealed behind another Ferrari. So, I had to go ahead and make it right – here are three photographs we captured at the 2012 Concours of this very unique car. Enjoy!
P.S. Top Gear fans – come March, you may find some of Deremer Studios coverage of the 2012 Concours featured on TopGear.com. We’ve confirmed with the folks at Top Gear that we’ll be sharing our photographic coverage with them for the 2013 Concours! Pretty exciting stuff!