Problem is...the historic vehicle virtual world is full of blogs good, bad and indifferent, mainly the latter regurgitating the same old inaccurate badly-researched guff. No point adding to that and being tarred with the same brush let alone getting involved in arguments with self-appointed experts! Nonetheless there is an altogether different perspective from which to view historic vehicles. Nowadays I want to find out a lot more about the people involved in the manufacture and, particularly, the ownership of these vehicles when new. It was on just such a quest for info on a D8 Delage the other day when I found myself wandering off into the realms of haute couture, business management theory, French films of the 1930s, the Paris stage and the French textile industry! Not to mention a certain lady being half-Jewish and living virtually next door to the Gestapo during the occupation of Paris...'next door' being on the Avenue Foch! All this, and a lot more, as a result of some desultory research into one particularly elegant lady who appears as an essential adjunct to mainly Delage cars on the Concours d'Elegance circuit. She, and her counterparts, will be the subject of my first 'proper' post so here's one of her quotes (concerning Christian Dior) to whet your appetite:
« L’homme qui sait habiller une femme est plus précieux que celui qui la déshabille.»
"The man who can dress a woman is more valuable than one who undresses her."