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2010 in Review — Part I

The 6th Biennal Symposium On Connoisseurship And The Collectible Car

7th-10th March, 2010, Collier Museum, Florida

Glorious Porsche 917K: discuss preservation vs enjoyment
Experts shared secrets of restoration
Dr Fred Simeone led talk on effects of wear and tear
Collier museum is one of world's most intriguing

Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance

23rd-25th April, 2010, Como, Italy

European concours debut for dazzling Miura Roadster, back in Italy after 40 years
K3 MG leads rival ex-MM BMW on parade
Public vote went to petite Maserati Spyder
Class winners line-up to await Best of Show verdict
And the winner is...Oscar Davis' Teardrop Talbot Lago

Monaco Grand Prix Historique And Auction Week End

1st-2nd May, 2010, Monaco

The crowded streets of a tiny European country as a top motorsport venue? You couldn't make it up
Pre-'53 sports cars manhandled around tight track
To paraphrase Elvis: return to sender, car is unsold
Bonhams returned to Prince Rainier car museum
BMW sold only post-block but RM steamrollered the opposition on their Monaco debut

Mille Miglia 2010

5th-9th May, 2010, Brescia To Rome, Italy

1940 MM-winning BMW repeated the feat 70 years later
Only in Italy could the crews look as stylish as the cars
Designer Marc Newson shows us The Look
Pop stars, politicians, models...they all come out for the MM