Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Drummer of Pink Floyd and his Automotive Passions Rewarded (Anamera)

Nick Mason is well known in collector car circles the world over. He has a fabulous collection of cars, and race cars, several of them Ferraris.  TopGear has some wonderful pictures and description HERE. I recall my travel to Donnington Park for a Ferrari Day in July 1986 and I believe it was his 288 GTO that was amongst many others that were part of that weekend. He doesn't appear to own it any more, or I was wrong that it was his.  I continue to really like the 288 GTO. And many others do as well, with prices rising in sync with the general collector car market.  With buyers premium, one sold at Monterey for $1.5MM (HERE).

The Monterey Weekend has become a must-do for many car enthusiasts. It is now often referred to as the premier vintage car event of the year in the US. Sports Car Digest has a good summary HERE of this years activities and special moments. The weekend starts on Wednesday in earnest with lots of earlier prep time as well. The events are filled with a variety of different concours shows and wildly successful auctions as core to the week long festivities and celebration of the automobile. There's quite a history for the Pebble Beach Road Race.

In reviewing the results of the auctions and shows, I realized that Nick Mason won more than a few awards > listed below.

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Enzo Ferrari Trophy
1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta
Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

Road & Track Trophy
1935 Aston Martin Ulster Race Car
Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

Class E: Aston Martin Centennial

3rd: 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Race Car, Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

Class M-2: Ferrari Competition

3rd: 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta, Nick Mason, Gloucester, England

Congratulations to Nick Mason > for chasing his passions > music and his own a mechanical symphony.

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