Vintage Friday: Do You Collect The Memorabilia Too?
The auction season is swinging into gear, first in Scottsdale, Arizona, and then the cluster of big sales held during Rétromobile in Paris, France. This means January and February are often quite a busy way to start the year, but also that a huge flood of items is consigned, catalogued, and sold—and I’m not talking about cars.
I’m talking about the “other stuff”. Rétromobile has an especially epic assortment of “other stuff,” from a not-for-sale exhibition on rhomboid cars to dozens of vendors, clubs, and artists under the same roof. I don’t know what it is, but every year I’ll see some bizarre little trinket offered at the show and wish I’d bought my very own Bibendum.
This year is no different, and though I have no idea what I’d do with heaps of old racing posters, pictures, dashboard clocks, and promotional figures, I can’t be the only one who looks at memorabilia with envy.
Whether it’s to complete your Ferrari’s toolkit, or deck your den out in vintage Art Deco racing posters, do you collect or covet memorabilia?