Recipient of the 2013 International Historic Motoring Awards “Book of the Year”
At their annual meeting in London on November 14th, 2013, The International Historic Motoring Awards (IHMA) selected the Simeone Automotive Foundation’s The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles as recipient of “Publication of the Year.” In the book, Dr. Frederick Simeone, along with other noted contributors, presents the case for adopting a new standard for the care and conservatorship of significant automobiles.
“We are honored to have our book receive this award,” said Simeone. “Because only one award is given from among a very large number of candidates and wide variety of publications, makes this a very special recognition. We feel it is a reflection of the growing importance of preservation within the collector car industry.”
“Beautifully presented inside, with contributions from a range of experts, it’s one of the most fascinating books we’ve seen in a long time.”
– Octane Magazine, April 2013
168 pages, leather hardbound
193 color and black & white photos
$60 plus shipping
L. Scott George
Fred Simeone, Editor
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Table of Contents
by Fred Simeone
Introduction: Whom Might We Unintentionally Offend?
by Fred Simeone
Chapter I: Automobile Collecting – the Emerging Ethos
by Miles Collier
Comment: Definition of an Historically Important Automobile.
Comment: Provenance: What Is It?
Chapter II: Defining Provenance
by T.E. Berrisford and L. Scott George
Comment: How Long Can Cars be Preserved?
Chapter III: A Century of Preservation
by Evan Ide
Comment: I Want to Use my Car; How Can I Preserve it?
Chapter IV: Goals of Preservation; Responsible Utilization of Historic Automobiles
by Malcolm Collum
Random Thought: Mark Dixon and Doug Nye Worry About Racing Significant Cars
Comment: Economic Value as a Criteria for Preservation
Chapter V: Passage Through Time; the Importance of Originality in the Market of Furniture and Decorative Arts
by Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno
Comment: Patina and False Patination
Comment: Dirt and Corrosion
Comment: “A Tale of Two Hood Straps”, The Role of False Patination
Comment: The Older Restoration Conundrum
Comment: The Conservation Team: Do We Need One?
Chapter VI: Reversible Restoration
by Fred Simeone
Random Thought: The Effects of Restoration
Comment: Material Truth
Chapter VII: Gallery of Unrestored Beauty photographs
by Michael Furman
Chapter VIII: Why We Over-Restore
by Miles Morris
Chapter IX: Preservation Awards Matter
by Mark Gessler
Random Thought: Emotional Response to a Preserved Car
Comment: Judging Preserved Historical Automobiles
Chapter X: Preservation is a Good Horse
by Ed Gilbertson
Comment: Auction Houses and Originality
Comment: A Better Way to Reward the…: The National Historic Preservation
Chapter XI: Restoration And Preservation In Historic Buildings and Automobiles
by Stephen duPont
Comment: A Better Way to Reward the Owner of an Historically Important Automobile: the National Historic Preservation Act
Chapter XII: Historic Significance of the Automobile and Vehicles in General
by Carmel Roberts
Questions for the Reader
Unofficial Preservation Lexicon