Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced the appointment of Julien Montousse as Director of Design at its Irvine, California-based design studio.

The new man with the plan, Julien Montousse.

Congratulations, and keep our Soul alive.

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Car Culture is delighted to announce the arrival of a very special collectable:

The Dashboard: Volume 1 Portfolio Edition

Limited to 25 sets including a print and custom boxed book
Signed by Lucinda Lewis and Tom Matano
The Dashboard doesn’t resemble any book I’ve ever made before. It’s hand-made, with quality like some of the coachbuilt cars portrayed on its pages and also sold as prints on www.carculture.com. Featured on the cover is the 1927 Delage Type: 1.5 Liter Grand Prix Car--Louis Delage's masterwork. 
Strictly limited to just 25 sets, these original books are signed by photographer Lucinda Lewis and Automotive Designer Tom Matano and presented in a hand-made archival clam shell box.
 
Famed automotive designer, Tom Matano, has provided insightful comments on each dashboard featured with the book. Automobiles portrayed and discussed range from the 1901 Panhard et Levassor 10hp Cab to the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Matano's comments are enlightening and instructional to the automotive aficionado and add a new dimension to Lucinda Lewis’s photographs featured within the book.
 
The Dashboard is designed and printed by Artisan Books in England on Library of Congress certified archival paper, embossed and bound by hand. The resulting collectable edition is a piece of craftsmanship and has been nominated for a major publishing award.
 
Definitely Better than a Box of Chocolates.
 
In addition to the book, each Solander box contains a large 11 x 14 inch giclée print of the 1937 Cord Model 812 Berline Limousine from the book. The prints of course, are also signed and numbered in pencil by Lucinda Lewis. Remember, there will only be 25 prints in this edition of the 1937 Cord Model 812 Berline Limousine Dashboard.
Prices increase as the edition number becomes higher. Buy Early.
Size 14 x 16.5"
First Come - First Serve. Free Shipping

 

 

Last fall, at the Goodwood Revival an amazing 1936 LG45R Rapide set a record price for Lagonda. One might hope to see more Lagondas like this 1939 Lagonda V-12 Drophead Coupé at the featured display of British prewar cars on the lawn at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours.

 

 

In anticipation of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Car Culture has created a duPont Motors Pinterest Board. Here, we’ve curated some examples of the few remaining 537 produced motorcars built by the venerable duPont Motor Manufacturing Company of Wilmington, Delaware.

You can also contribute directly to this board by becoming a Car Culture collaborator on this Pinterest group board dedicated to DuPont Motor Manufacturing.

If you are planning on attending the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance next weekend, you can select your best duPont photos and post them to our group collaboration duPont Pinterest board. Car Culture will then ruthlessly edit and annotate the cars so that everyone can experience the duPont automobiles even if you were unable to attend the Concours.

Sign up to become a DuPont collaborator by emailing Car Culture at customerservice@carculture.com. We will then authorize you to pin directly to the Car Culture Pinterest duPont board.

Be creative in your photography and help annotate the history surrounding this interesting American automotive marque. 

Follow Car Culture's board duPont Motor Manufacturing Company on Pinterest.