Not Just Another End of Year Newsletter!
Passion. It's what drives and unites people who live and work with beautiful objects- whether art, watches, motorcars or any other collectible- and it's a powerful force to do what we do well, with energy and professionalism.
2012 has been a vintage year for specialists in any of these fields, a leading light amongst whom guest writes a column for us this month about the collectors watch market. For our small part we would like to thank all those who have contributed to making the classic car world one of the most resilient and enjoyable safe havens in these turbulent times, especially the artisans and craftsmen who preserve automotive history for future generations and the creators behind the most theatrical, imaginative events who keep coming up with new and exciting experiences. Without their efforts none of the adventures below would have been possible.
Graham Hill famously quipped: "Time is of the essence...and I'm short of essence." Here's an insight into how we consumed ours this year:
A parting comment on the classic car market? We thought the words of a wise and successful collector friend summed up the situation most eloquently: "It's not that cars are going up in value. It's that money's going down."
From my team and I, best wishes for Christmas and 2013 and, as a late journalist friend was fond of signing off, "Keep your foot down!"