Sculpture in Motion Community Exhibition
Grand Marshal: Donald Osborne, Author, Car Historian and Host of Jay Leno’s Garage
Honorary Chairman: John Barnes, Founder of Cavallino Classic
Chairmen: Frances and Jeffrey Fisher, Sam and Lisa Lehrman, Audrey and Martin Gruss
– 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix–
– 1929 Duesenberg Model J LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton –
People’s Choice AWARD – WE HAVE A TIE!
– 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster –
– 1975 Citroen H Van Panel Truck –
Young Connoisseur (18 & under)
– 1958 Fiat 1200 Vignale “Wonderful” –
Throughout history, cars have reflected innovation…kinetic art, industrial design, a skillful engineering created decades of rolling sculpture that enabled early transportation, elegant travel, and racing history. Automotive design is in fact a reflection of our imagination and what the future may hold. Design is everywhere, but a car is personal. The rich history that accompanies the commission of some of the most extraordinary vintage vehicles in our history is an inspiring message. Innovation is a theme throughout this exhibition, confirming that art, science, and technology go hand in hand.
During the Community Exhibition visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to experience the history and design of 12-14 rare, one of a kind, classic pre- and post-war automobiles in this “dream car” exhibition. The Second Annual Sculpture in Motion attracted over 1,000 visitors.
Grand Marshal: Donald Osborne
In addition to his television work, Grand Marshal Donald Osborne is an author, car historian, host, consultant and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (A.S.A.) member of the American Society of Appraisers. Osborne works for clients across the world on the acquisition, sale and valuation of classic vehicles and travels the all over the world attending major events, rallies and auctions. He has served as judge or emcee at many leading automotive concours events. On Jay Leno’s Garage, Osborne co-hosts recurring segments ‘Assess & Caress with Donald Osborne’ and ‘Behind the Bowtie,’ sharing his knowledge on classic car values with Leno and the viewers.
Osborne will be signing and selling copies of his book Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style- A Romance of Fins and Chrome, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and a portion of the proceeds will go to ANSG. Osborne’s book brings to light the depth and range of the creative exchange in automotive design between Italy and America in the decade following the end of World War II.
“Any true review of 20th century design and the effect of World War II on automotive design must include a close look at this dynamic and fascinating period of creative exchange between two automobile loving nations,” said Osborne. “Automobiles designed and built in the decade and a half spanning the end of World War II through 1960 represented much beyond mere function. They served as the tangible expressions of progress, personal freedom, style and prestige for both the manufacturer and the consumer who drove them. As Grand Marshal for Sculpture in Motion, I look forward to relaying this message to the visitors that attend.”
Group tours by renowned automotive historians will be offered throughout the day, and guests will have the opportunity to be judges and cast their votes for Most Artistic, Most Elegant, People’s Choice and the Young Connoisseurs’ Award.
The exhibition will conclude with Vintage Cars & Classic Cocktails, a private reception in which the Gardens will be transformed into a unique “showroom” for a more intimate viewing of the cars and recognition of the exhibitors.