July 23, 2024

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Linkage #013 — Preservation

The 13th issue of Linkage is on its way to subscribers now. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside:

Donald Osborne takes a look at the themes that power preservation — and discusses how good intentions can lead to heavy losses, or to a just-right experience.

Elana Scherr’s 1915 Dodge Brothers Touring Car teaches us about the early days of motoring through trial, error and time-marking patina.

Simon Kidston looks into the world of originality as it relates to two 300SLs with the same serial number.

Jay Leno looks at the importance of preservation-class cars in a restored world.

Zak Brown takes us inside this year’s Arrow McLaren efforts at the Indy 500.

Greta Gooding talks with Paul Russell about the preservation of a special 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder.

John L. Stein presents a portrait of an original Cobra in the rain, and then dives into the power of use with several longterm Shelby and Corvette owners.

Brett Berk looks into how Lamborghini is preserving the roots that built its brand, and how it’s moving into the future based on that past.

Jay Ward focuses on the power of story in the car world — the moments that live forever on screen and within American culture.

Chester Allen talks with Roger Allard about his J2X project — cars with the look of vintage Allards but with modern performance at their heart.

Basem Wasef travels to Lake Como for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este — an event marked by preservation as much as it is by change.

Ned Lawler takes us on a trip to Goodwood — and gives helpful tips on how to make the most of an English car adventure.

Jim Pickering looks at the evolution of the Barn Find and the new importance of preservation in the market.

And we look at Bonhams’ $3.7m Two Generations Collection auction, what the $1.3m sale of a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R means for a new segment of the market, Mecum’s original muscle-powered $117m Indy sale, an evolving market for custom 1967-72 GM trucks and how it relates to preservation, and RM Sotheby’s big results from its Villa Erba sale.

Read those stories, and many more, in Linkage #013.