The winners of 2015's top six classic car rallies


#1

…are spectacular!

For some luscious eye candy, take a look at:


#2

Oooooh! I feel all googly inside!

Seriously, thanks for the treat. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for the Talbot Lago.

If I win the big one this week, I probably still can’t afford the Talbot!


#3

That is some more than serious money there.

I can’t say that I’d be very enamored over racing that 1903 Benz on winding mountain roads though.


#4

Never before heard of a Talbot-Lago but boy oh boy it looks like the epitomy of art deco style artwork. No clue how it ranked automotively but that beauty is an incredible piece of sculpture.


#5

Talbot was fairly obscure on this side of the Atlantic, but for wealthy Europeans of the 1930s, that make was one of the go-to choices for extremely high style–as well as high quality.

However, Talbot wasn’t the only French manufacturer that featured extremely innovative and forward-thinking body designs. How about some of these designs from Delage (another French make rarely seen in The US)?
https://www.google.com/search?q=delage&biw=1280&bih=596&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjh2_iR3P_OAhUD7SYKHaf3Dr8QsAQIMw

Delage was later absorbed by Delahaye, which was even more…over the top…with its designs:
https://www.google.com/search?q=delahaye&biw=1280&bih=596&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwihoLOq2__OAhXHKCYKHXnHAFEQsAQIPw

And, of course, Bugatti was a French make also renowned for its high style, high quality, and high prices. Perhaps their most beautiful design was the Type 57:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Type+57SC+Atlantic&biw=1280&bih=596&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi5x4WF3f_OAhUFYyYKHXOfA8MQsAQIGw


#6

@VDCdriver. Wow, extraordinary line up of car photos. Thank you.

I don’t necessarily like all of them but give kudos to the designers for very distinctive artistic designs.

What I have often wondered is how drivers could adequately see the road ahead when driving cars with such high and long front ends and often with vertically narrow windshields.


#7

These were sunny day cars for rich folks. The other days they were chauffeured in their limousines.