WRITTEN BY HALWART SCHRADER – PHOTOGRAPHS BY HERBERT W. HESSELMANN
Published in 1988
In the years before and during the war, many cars were put away by concerned owners. These are now almost all discovered. But sometimes there are reasons other than the violence of war and uncertainty that lead to cars being parked somewhere. And forgotten or neglected. If you are very lucky, you will run into such a car. Or against an entire collection.
The German photographer Herbert Hesselmann was such a lucky guy. He managed to find a unique collection of cars somewhere in France and portrayed it in a beautiful way. Cars of very special brands, which have been outside for decades and are increasingly becoming one with nature. Not in the same place, by the way, where they were photographed, because the collection has recently been transferred to another, secret, place for fear of discovery.
The sad thing is, these cars will probably never hit the road again. But as a fashion model they have become famous all over the world.
The Royal Dutch Automobile Club took the initiative to publish a Dutch edition of the originally German book describing the collection. The story of indeed good luck, perseverance and fifty unique sleeping beauties.
Zoekt en gij zult vinden
Geruchten of waarheid ?
Gesloopte klassiekers in verlaten schuren
De aanhouder wint
Oostblok : vrijwel leeg én moeilijk
Het laatste oldtimer-paradijs
Bijna een dozijn Bugatti’s
Pathologische verzameldrift ?
Symbiose van natuur en techniek
Het fenomeen Bugatti
Cord, Auburn, Duesenberg
Lincoln V12 Continental
Bijlage : Omdat de meeste slapende schoonheden op dat merkwaardige Franse boerenerf slechts een flauwe afspiegeling zijn van hun vroegere schoonheid, worden zij hier door middel van oude fabrieksfoto’s en privé-opnamen uit het archief van Halwart Schrader in de originele staat aan u voorgesteld.
The book has been used, but it is in a good condition. Hard cover, English text.
ISBN : 90 201 2134 0