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Old 09-27-2011, 07:47 AM
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The FIVA Trophy is a preservation award for exceptionally rare historic vehicles that retain much, if not all, of their original mechanical components, body, interior, paint and other finishes. These vehicles are recognized and celebrated by the HVA and FIVA as important cultural artifacts of our industrial past. Four of these prestigious trophies were awarded by the HVA last month during Monterey Week.



This year the Pebble Beach Concours celebrated Mercedes-Benz and 125 years of the automobile. Fittingly, the FIVA Trophy for the Most Well Preserved Prewar Car was awarded to Karl-Heinz Rehkopf (Einbeck, Germany) for his 1894 Benz Victoria Vis Vis. The Benz was the oldest vehicle on the lawn and was presented in amazingly well-preserved condition.

Next was a young whipper snapper Shelby Cobra.
Tom

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The FIVA Trophy is a preservation award for exceptionally rare historic vehicles that retain much, if not all, of their original mechanical components, body, interior, paint and other finishes. These vehicles are recognized and celebrated by the HVA and FIVA as important cultural artifacts of our industrial past. Four of these prestigious trophies were awarded by the HVA last month during Monterey Week.



This year the Pebble Beach Concours celebrated Mercedes-Benz and 125 years of the automobile. Fittingly, the FIVA Trophy for the Most Well Preserved Prewar Car was awarded to Karl-Heinz Rehkopf (Einbeck, Germany) for his 1894 Benz Victoria Vis Vis. The Benz was the oldest vehicle on the lawn and was presented in amazingly well-preserved condition.

Next was a young whipper snapper Shelby Cobra.
Tom

I bet that guy was on a walker.
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Here's another article from the same e-mail I got for Hagerty:

Rare Find

Discovered in its original shipping crate, a 1957 Triumph TRW sold at Pebble Beach last month for $34,500. HVAs Canada correspondent, Nigel Matthews, reports on this amazing find and provides an interesting quandary in our Facebook question of the month.
The Triumph motorcycle company began designing its 500cc TRW model in 1943, but by the time the bike went into production World War II was over and the British military had a surplus of motorcycles used by dispatch riders.
The production run of the TRW began in 1950 and continued until 1964, producing some 15,939 examples. A number of those were used by the military in countries around the world, including, Canada, Germany, Holland, Pakistan and South Africa.
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Here's another article from the same e-mail I got for Hagerty:

Rare Find

Discovered in its original shipping crate, a 1957 Triumph TRW sold at Pebble Beach last month for $34,500. HVAs Canada correspondent, Nigel Matthews, reports on this amazing find and provides an interesting quandary in our Facebook question of the month.
The Triumph motorcycle company began designing its 500cc TRW model in 1943, but by the time the bike went into production World War II was over and the British military had a surplus of motorcycles used by dispatch riders.
The production run of the TRW began in 1950 and continued until 1964, producing some 15,939 examples. A number of those were used by the military in countries around the world, including, Canada, Germany, Holland, Pakistan and South Africa.
Wow, thats cool.

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