Building your Model Collection

Building your Model Collection
At l’art et l’automobile, we understand the passion and meticulousness it takes to be a truly avid collector. To this end, we have republished an article detailing how Michael Paul Smith has turned his affinity for automobilia collecting into an art form, as well as prepared for you a collection of Models for you to do the same.

Auto Poster Designs of the Century

Auto Poster Designs of the Century
Automobile Posters served a very important purpose in the first half of the last century.  Here is fascinating article, detailing how the art of the 1890’s through the 1960’s effected the advertisement and commemoration posters and how those works of automobilia have effected the art world in turn.

Antique Auto Badges

Antique Auto Badges
Automobile badges were created to ornate the front grill, license plates, or mounted on the bumpers, to the taste of the automobile owner. Read this article for tips on identifying, searching for, collecting and caring for vintage automobile badges and emblems.

Remembering Jim Clark

Remembering Jim Clark
50 years ago this month, we lost one of the greatest race-car drivers of all time, Jim Clark. We here at l’art et l’automobile remember all the great heroes of the Track, in particular when we lose them, like we did this great champion.

Ford's Famous Punchbowl

Ford's Famous Punchbowl
In 1901 Henry Ford raced to an amazing underdog win in his home-built race car, for which he received $1000 and a Cut Glass Punchbowl.  The Money started Ford Motor Company, but the Trophy was lost to history.  Read the story for details.

Bullitt 50th Anniversary

Bullitt 50th Anniversary
In honor of the Bullit 50th anniversary, we present a collection of Steve McQueen posters and artifacts available in our collection.  These Rare and Beautiful Pieces are the perfect addition to your Steve McQueen collection, just in time for the anniversary of this classic movie.  

70 years of sports cars at Porsche

70 years of sports cars at Porsche
For Porsche's 70th Anniversary, l'art et l'automobile is releasing to you a collection of Original Porsche Factory Posters.  This collection of over 100 examples, celebrates Porsche's racing victories from the early 70's to the 90's.  Feel free to tour the Gallery.

Remembering Enzo Ferrari

Remembering Enzo Ferrari
Enzo Ferrari's 120th Birthday and Ferrari Motors 70th Anniversary We here at l'art et l'automobile are proud to help celebrate the 120th birthday of il commendatore, the illustrious Enzo Ferrari, as well as the 70th anniversary of the Ferrari Brand.  I in fact had the pleasure of working with him and was...

John Fitch's Wild Rides

John Fitch's Wild Rides
John Fitch:  Hero, Racer, Friend.  Discover artifacts from an amazing man and personal friend, who's accomplishments other men only dream of.  Including details on items of memorabilia available through the John's personal Library, as well as a link to an article detailing John's historical background and heartfelt tribute.