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Georgia Aquarium Car Show 2010

Great Cars and Big Fish

The Georgia Aquarium hosted a car show last weekend.  (The aquarium will be a separate blog).  This car show was magnificent.  Cars all the way from the 1920's to modern day. And there were no slouches in this show.  Every car on display was great in its own right.  

Great Cars and Whale Sharks
Auburn Speedster model 8-125, Ferrari 275 GTB, Ferrari Daytona Spider, and a Whale Shark

Barbara and Ryan kept asking me which car was my favorite. How would it even be possible to pick one?  Great cars from different eras inspire me differently.  I mean how can you even compare a perfectly restored 1927 Pierce Arrow to the beautiful French design of the '48 Delahaye, and try to compare either of those to a Gullwing Mercedes(with the Beluga Whales behind them) or or the beautiful lines of a Ferrari 275 GTB or an XKE Jag.  It just can't be done.  For a car guy like me I was in sensory overload.

Here are a few pics just to give you an idea of the magnificent cars that were on display.  Be sure to visit the photo album to see more pics.

The Phantom's Phantom

If you live here in the Atlanta area you have no doubt heard of Joe Patten "The Phantom of The Fox"
This is his car!  The Phantom of the Fox owns a 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom 3

1948 Delahaye
The graceful line of the 1948 Delahaye

Mercedes Gullwing and a Beluga Whale
Mercedes 300SL "Gullwing" and a Beluga Whale

Jag XKE
The first generation of "Covered Headlight" XKE Jaguar gets my vote as one of the most beautiful cars ever

1927 Pierce Arrow
It was unusual to have headlights molded in to the body work in the 1920's.  This was a distinctive
trademark of the Pierce Arrow.  Check out the wooden spoke wheels.






 

Georgia Aquarium

225 Baker St. NW

Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 581-4000

www.georgiaaquarium.org



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Comment balloon 3 commentsBob Southard • September 13 2010 11:10AM

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Bob, I would vote for the Delahaye these are my all time favorite cars.  I wwish I could afford one.

Posted by Don Eichler (Eichler Properties) almost 8 years ago

Don,

Thanks for the comment.  The Delahaye was definitely one of my favorites.  I bought my first cat when I was 12.  A 1937 Delage which is a very similar car.  It was very unrestored  and I paid $775 for it in the early 70's.  I did manage to at least get it running and then sold it for $1500.  :-(

Posted by Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton (Atlas Realty Service, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Cool rides... and there is a reason that I would have a Jay Leno sized collection if I had Jay Leno money.  It would be too hard to pick. 

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) almost 8 years ago

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